Robot manufacturing plant opens in United States
ABB announced that it will start producing robots in the United States from a new robotics plant in Auburn Hills, Mich. Production is to commence immediately. ABB is the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit and invest in a North American robotics manufacturing footprint, the company said.
The Michigan plant is ABB’s third robotics production facility, alongside Shanghai, China, and Västerås, Sweden. The plant will manufacture ABB robots and related equipment for the North American market. The United States is ABB’s largest market and the company has invested more than $10 billion in local research and development (R&D), capital expenditure and acquisitions since 2010, the company reported.
Continued investment in the North American value chain and manufacturing constitutes is a major part of ABB’s plans for their global business. The portfolio of products manufactured at the new facility will expand in phases with the goal that most ABB robots and robot controllers delivered in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be manufactured in Auburn Hills.
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