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Success leads to Platinum status for KUKA system partner

Having delivered a significant increase in the number of KUKA robots that it has integrated into industrial operating systems over the last 12 months, WestRock Automated Packaging Systems has been newly recognised as one of KUKA’s Platinum System Partners.

The Suffolk-based firm design and manufacture packaging automation machinery for transit, shelf-ready and retail-ready FMCG packaging applications, ranging from single order dispatch systems to fully integrated warehouse dispatch packaging automation.

Following a prosperous 2019, WestRock Automated Packaging Systems has achieved KUKA Platinum partner status / Picture: Getty/iStock


Tom Whatling, Technical Sales Manager at WestRock, said the firm sees KUKA as a key supplier and partner to their business and, working together, they collectively provide automation solutions to their customers.

“As a platinum partner, WestRock Automated Packaging Systems (formally Linkx) hope the benefits of this continued close working relationship will allow us to really add value to our customers and, further enhance our offerings in automation and robotics.

“We have several new solutions to bring to market over the coming months and years and see KUKA as an important partner to help us achieve our ambitions. WestRock Automated Packaging Systems (formally Linkx) is looking forward to working together with KUKA for another year and, growing our business together.”

Mike Wilson, Managing Director, KUKA Robotics, added: “It is very pleasing to see the progression of KUKA’s Official System Partners as they develop their business and together, we build a stronger relationship. WestRock Automated Packaging Systems is an excellent robot systems supplier with a very strong reputation for both innovation and professionalism.

“They have worked with us for almost eight years, installing systems based on KUKA robot products. We look forward to developing our relationship further and providing productive and reliable automation systems to our customers in the UK.”

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