About Geku Automation


The company began back in the 1980’s offering service, programming and application support to Cincinnati Milacron robot users. Today, we still support customers with Cincinnati Robots, some of which have been in production over 25 years. In 1997 the owners, John Hudson and Nigel Richardson, who between them account for over 50 years’ experience in the robotic automation industry, were offered their first robot partner, GeKu Automatisierungssysteme, a German 3 axis robot and automation supplier and as a result, GeKu Automation was formed.

The name GeKu comes from this first robot partner – a compilation derived from the names of German pioneers Thorsten Gerling and Uwe Kusse who designed and manufactured the GeKu cartesian robot which is still commonly used in the plastics manufacturing industry.

From our headquarters based in Rochester, Kent, the company has grown over time and Geku have emerged as a preferred integrator and Channel Partner for four of the world’s leading robot suppliers to the manufacturing industry, such as ABB.

Our wealth of experience and knowledge of these machines allows us to offer the best technical solution and select the most suitable robot to integrate for any given application. We design, build and test from our automation systems, for all sectors of industry:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Foundry
  • Plastics
  • Diecasting
  • Automotive
  • Agricultural