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KUKA Joins Advanced Nuclear Research Centre

KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions with 400+ UK employees based in three locations in the Greater Birmingham area, has joined forces with the University of Strathclyde as the newest Tier 2 member of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre (ANRC).

The University of Strathclyde has a track record of supporting the UK and international nuclear industry for over 60 years. Through the ANRC, it supports the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through process, risk and technical innovations.

Formed in 2015, the ANRC has grown into a vibrant research centre with strong industry support and involving many academics from both Strathclyde and the wider academic community. The centre has expertise in plant lifetime extension, asset management, decommissioning and waste disposal, data analytics, non-destructive testing, material sciences and structural integrity.

Jeff Nowill, KUKA Robotics Ltd CEO, UK and Ireland, said: "We're looking forward to continuing our innovative collaboration with the ANRC and the University of Strathclyde.

Further establishing our presence in Glasgow is part of KUKA UK’s commitment to be a lithe, decentralised modern business, operating close to our customers and aligns with our strategy of developing high-performance solutions that can be transferred to the nuclear industry."

Nick King, ANRC Technical Project Director, said: "We're delighted to welcome KUKA to the growing ANRC membership. KUKA bring relevant and complementary capabilities and technical expertise and we look forward to working closely with them on a number of exciting projects for our members."