BW Container Systems Receives KUKA System Partner Award

  • Barry-Wehmiller
  • BW Integrated Systems

 ROMEOVILLE, Il — July 16, 2015 — BW Container Systems was presented with the coveted KUKA System Partner of the Year Award for 2014 in May at KUKA’s Annual Systems Partner Summit. This is the fourth consecutive year that BW Container Systems has been recognized by KUKA USA as partner of the year.

The award is given annually to KUKA's robotic system partner who integrates the most robotic arms in a given calendar year. The award, presented by KUKA Vice President of Sales and Marketing James Cooper, was accepted by BW Container Systems leaders Jim Krapes and Eric Rohlf.

BW Container Systems is focused on the Packaging Industry and has provided robotic automation solutions for industries such as food and beverage, end manufacturing, as well as home and personal care. When asked about the factors that contribute to the company's success, BW Container Systems Director of Global Market Development Jim Krapes stated, "I turn to our team members. We have a great customer focused team within BW Container Systems. We have dedicated a sales/applications group that provides a right team / right approach philosophy to each and every customer opportunity."

Cooper commented "This award not only reflects the success of BW Container Systems' growth in robotic solutions, but also and most importantly, is a reflection of the end customer market recognition of innovation and quality of the robotic solutions provided by the BW Container Systems team. KUKA Robotics is proud to have BW Container Systems as a Partner not only for their innovation in the application of robotic technology but also for their dedication to customer support."

Globally headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, KUKA's North American Headquarters lies just outside of Detroit in Shelby Townships, MI and is among the world's leading suppliers of industrial robots and material handling vehicles. BW Container Systems became a KUKA certified Robotic Integrator in 2007 and has won KUKA's most prestigious award 5 of the last 7 years.

When asked about BW Container Systems’ plans for future success, Krapes replied, "We are excited about continuing to raise the bar in meeting the needs of those individuals and companies who place their trust in BW Container Systems."

With over 200 robotic installations in 11 countries, BW Container Systems is one of the world's largest robotic solution providers for the Global FMCG market.