KUKA and Infosys announce Industry 4.0 Partnership

by MM&D Online Staff

HANOVER, Germany—KUKA Aktiengesellschaft, an automation provider, and Infosys, a consulting, technology, and outsourcing service provider, plan to jointly develop solutions to support companies embracing Industry 4.0.

The aim of the collaboration is the development of a software platform that will allow customers to collect, evaluate and utilize data for improving their own processes. KUKA will work to extend the connection of machines with the Cloud by establishing an Industry 4.0 Cloud Platform. These software and services will be developed by a newly established subsidiary of KUKA, connyun.

“We want to offer our customers access to a wide ecosystem of partners. We are inviting partners and start-ups to offer their services on our platform. With our own solutions and the expanded range of partner solutions, we can offer customers a wide breadth of production and logistics processes optimization,” explains Dr. Christian Schlögel, CTO of KUKA and CEO of connyun. “Infosys is an ideal partner in this endeavor. Their extensive and global technology experience will greatly accelerate the process of platform development.”

“With this cooperation, we will extend the spectrum of Industry 4.0 significantly,” commented Gordon Muehl, vice-president Industry 4.0 at Infosys. “Robots play a key role in realizing the benefits of Industry 4.0. As a leader in robotics and a pioneer in Industry 4.0, KUKA brings invaluable expertise to this partnership.”

The name connyun is comprised from the English word ‘connect’ and ‘yun’, the Chinese term for cloud.