Top scores from KUKA for ARO quality and on-time delivery

Customers know they can rely on ARO for delivering quality products on time.

This is of utmost importance in the automotive industry, where multi-million euro projects necessitate on-time delivery of perfectly functioning products.

KUKA Systems, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, is one of the world leaders in production systems integration. Automotive Body-In-White is a key area of expertise, and this is where they rely on ARO for the supply of welding components.

Every year KUKA Systems evaluate their suppliers. In an increasingly competitive and international market, KUKA pays particular attention to quality and on-time delivery performance.

Both are precisely evaluated and give rise to a performance index ranging from 1 (the best) to 5 (the worst).

For 2018, ARO received the maximum score of 1 for both Quality (with zero problems) and on-time delivery (with a score of 98.5 % for products delivered as scheduled).

Jean-Yves David, President of ARO, said: “We are very satisfied and proud to receive this feedback from a company such as KUKA. While ARO has always been known for product quality, on-time delivery performance has dramatically improved in recent years. This is the result of a major Lean Management initiative we launched in 2015, and that is now giving full results. When choosing ARO, customers are securing their production launch, all the while optimizing Total Cost of Ownership”.

About ARO

ARO is widely regarded as the world leader in resistance welding to the automotive industry. The ARO group is headquartered near Le Mans, in France with regional offices in the Americas, Europe, China and Asia. The company employs over 550 people and was founded in 1949, becoming part of the German engineering group IWKA, until acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the engineering group owned by British industrialist, Tony Langley.

About KUKA

KUKA AG is an internationally active company with sales of around 3.5 billion euro. Every day, roughly 14,200 KUKA employees at our headquarters in Augsburg and around the world work to ensure that we remain one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions. Our international customers come from, among other sectors, the automotive industry and general industry. KUKA offers you everything from a single source: from the individual components to fully automated systems (Source: