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Kawasaki Heavy to crank up factory robot output in China

Japanese company targets 70% sales increase with new assembly lines, models

SUZHOU, China -- Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries is expanding production of industrial robots in China, looking to address that country's growing automation needs.

Chinese unit Kawasaki Precision Machinery (Suzhou) will install three new assembly lines by the end of this month for four types of small to midsize robots. The group aims to boost sales in the country by 70% to roughly 8,000 units for the current fiscal year ending in March 2018.

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