ABB has announced plans to build a new ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden. The company will invest $280 million into the facility, which will provide AI-enabled collaborative and industrial robots, and digital solutions to support flexible automation. The factory will feature autonomous mobile robots as a key component in transporting materials and products between the warehouse, assembly stations and assembly departments. The new 65,000 m2 campus will employ 1,300 employees, and production at the new campus is expected to begin in 2026. According to the company, the new plant will allow ABB to expand its production capacity by 50% and improve its ability to supply the European market.
In a recent quote, Björn Rosengren, ABB CEO, said, “The investment in our new Campus is driven by customer demand and projected market growth. Following important investments in China and the U.S, the new facility in Sweden will strengthen our capabilities in serving our customers in Europe with locally manufactured products in a growing market. Already today, around 95 percent of the robots ABB sells in the region are manufactured here. This is a strong commitment not only to our “local for local” strategy, but to all our robotics customers across Europe.”
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