APPLIED ROBOTICS AND TÜNKERS MASCHINENBAU GMBH FORM NEW INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Partnership with Clamping Technology Leader Extends Applied Robotics Reach into Central Europe and Asia Regions
Glenville, New York — December 18, 2008 – Applied Robotics Inc., a leading provider of automation end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions today announced it has signed TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH (TÜNKERS), an industry leader in clamping technology for the automotive industry, as its newest channel partner. The partnership will extend Applied Robotics global reach into central Europe and Asia regions. TÜNKERS will be responsible for the countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and South Korea.
“We are delighted to be expanding our global presence into these new regions with our new partners,” said Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of Applied Robotics. “TÜNKERS’ body shop expertise coupled with our products and global acceptance by the automotive community will allow us to supply manufacturers in these regions with the very best technology and service available.”
“We are very excited about this new partnership and believe together we will be able to provide the automotive industry with the best tools to remain competitive in this challenging economic climate,” says Andre Tünkers, managing director for TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH.
About TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH TÜNKERS Maschinenbau GmbH is a market leader in the field of tools for the Automotive Assembly Process. The family owned company is headquartered in Ratingen, Germany near Düsseldorf. With a staff of 250 plus the company offers a wide range of products specifically matched to its customer’s individual requirements. More information can be found on the company website at www.tunkers.com.
About Applied Robotics
Applied Robotics Inc., headquartered in Glenville, N.Y. is an ISO-9001 certified, employee-owned company serving the world’s automation market. Founded in 1983, Applied Robotics designs and manufactures end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions intended to solve complex automation problems and improve efficiencies. Serving a wide spectrum of customers and industries ranging from large Fortune 500 companies to small privately-held businesses, the company’s wrist-down solutions can be found in manufacturing, welding, assembly, material removal and material handling applications throughout the United States, Canada, Pacific Rim, Europe, Mexico, South America and Australia. More information can be found on the company website at www.appliedrobotics.com.