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Midea eyes top spot for Kuka in China's booming robot market after takeover

Demand for robots is being spurred by rising labour costs in manufacturing

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Kuka, one of the world's leading industrial robotics companies, makes robots that automate manufacturing and can even pour a beer. It is currently among the three biggest robot suppliers in China, where it has a robotics plant in Shanghai (above).

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Kuka, one of the world's leading industrial robotics companies, makes robots that automate manufacturing and can even pour a beer. It is currently among the three biggest robot suppliers in China, where it has a robotics plant in Shanghai.

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KUKA AG, the German robot maker acquired last year by Midea Group Co of China, needs to lower costs and win government recognition as a local brand to achieve its goal of becoming the No 1 supplier in the Chinese market, according to an executive.

"Kuka has a reputation

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