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Flow International, KUKA Robot Group Announce Strategic Alliance

KUKA Robotics Corporation

KENT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flow International Corporation, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) waterjet technology, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with KUKA Robot Group, the global leader in robotic automation.

The relationship couples Flow’s abrasive waterjet machining expertise with KUKA’s long-standing expertise in precise robotic manipulation to benefit manufacturers seeking increased production requirements.

“This alliance between Flow and KUKA helps assure we address the important production and advanced segments of our marketplace,” said Charley Brown, president and CEO of Flow. “This expands our process and robotic applications.”

“KUKA is honored to be selected by Flow to provide high accuracy robotic technology for the future growth of robotic water jet cutting applications,” said Stuart Shepherd, president of KUKA.

About Flow International

Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet technology for cutting and cleaning. Flow provides state-of-the-art ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) technology to numerous industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, food and dozens more. For more information, visit www.flowcorp.com.

About the KUKA Robot Group

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, is a member of the KUKA Aktiengesellschaft and ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots. Core competencies are the development, production and sale of industrial robots, controllers, software and linear units. The company is the market leader in Germany and Europe, and the number three in the world. The KUKA Robot Group employs about 2,200 people worldwide. Of these, 1,200 are employed in Germany, either at the KUKA Robot Group headquarters in Augsburg, or at various subsidiaries. In 2008, sales totaled 474 million euro. Twenty-six subsidiaries provide a presence in the major markets of Europe, America and Asia.

The KUKA logo is a registered trademark of KUKA Roboter GmbH. KUKA, is a trademark of KUKA Roboter GmbH. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

KUKA Robotics Corporation
Media Contact:
Rebecca Markel
Marketing Manager
22500 Key Drive
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: 586-465-8855

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