Celebrating Our 3 Year System Partnership With KUKA Robotics


From left to right: Brian Cooney, General Manager KUKA Ireland, DesignPro Managing Director, Paul Collins and Mike Wilson, Managing Director KUKA UK & Ireland on their recent visit to our facility. 

This month signifies the 3 year anniversary of our very successful partnership with KUKA Robotics, one of the leading manufacturers of industrial robots in the world today and what better way to celebrate this than an official visit from Mike Wilson, the recently appointed Managing Director of KUKA UK & Ireland. We were delighted to have Mike and his colleagues Brian Cooney and Colin Dullaghan of KUKA Robotics Ireland onsite this week for a tour of our facility and to award us with our official System Partner certificate.
Being acknowledged as a System Partner with KUKA is an accolade not awarded lightly with a number of strict criteria having to be met and this is why we were thrilled to be awarded this official status for the third year in a row. Mike Wilson had the following to say:

“System Partners such as DesignPro play a valuable role in the KUKA supply chain. It’s through developing these strategic partnerships that KUKA have managed to bring together a network of industry experts who are collaborating and sharing their technical knowledge, strengthening the automation industry as a whole.” 

To date, we have now installed over 40 KUKA robots in our custom-built machines ranging from 3kg up to 30kg payloads. Robots such as the KR3 and KR6 are an ideal fit for the types of industries and applications that we work with. These applications can include high speed, high precision pick and place operations, general feeding, smart manipulation of product orientation and also end of arm tooling. Outside of these, we have also utilised collaborative based robots to trial and test live medical applications.

Our partnership with KUKA has opened up opportunities to new markets and kept us at the forefront of the latest technological advancements. The wide range of support services and training available has meant that our robotic engineers are constantly developing their skill sets above and beyond the industry standard.

In recent years we have seen phenomenal growth in the area of robotics which has led to the development of our own robotics division in September 2018 – DesignPro Robotics. Our team are trained and highly experienced in the integration of robots across a wide variety of applications including machine tending, product transfer, assembly, testing, vision systems, high speed pick and place, simulation and end-of-arm tooling, enabling us to provide a custom solution to suit your needs.

If you are interested in finding out more about KUKA’s range of robots and how we can help you to integrate them, contact us today to speak with one of our experienced robotic engineers.