ABB to Invest $280 Million in New Robotics Campus in Sweden

ABB, a leading technology company, has announced plans to invest $280 million in a new Robotics Campus in Västerås, Sweden. The state-of-the-art facility aims to expand production capacity, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve resources. Construction of the 65,000m2 campus is scheduled to begin in 2024 and will replace nine separate buildings currently operated by the company in Sweden.

The Robotics Campus will house a new factory, offices, a research and development center, an experience center, and a training center for customers and visitors. It will also feature autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that will transport materials and products within the facility.

By consolidating its operations into one location, ABB aims to strengthen cross-functional synergies and establish Västerås as an automation cluster. The proximity to customers, suppliers, academics, and partners will enable closer collaboration and faster lead times.

The investment in the new Robotics Campus is part of ABB’s commitment to its 2030 Sustainability Targets. The building materials and construction processes will be geared towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality. The installation of solar panels on the roof will contribute to renewable energy generation.

In addition to advancing sustainability goals, the Robotics Campus will facilitate the development of new automation solutions and digital capabilities. ABB aims to support its “local for local” production strategy and meet the increasing demand for robotics and AI solutions in Europe.

Björn Rosengren, CEO of ABB, expressed the company’s commitment to serving European customers with locally manufactured products. He emphasized ABB’s strong position in the region, with 95% of robots sold already manufactured in Europe.

The new Robotics Campus in Sweden will further strengthen ABB’s global growth story and support sectors such as automotive, electronics, logistics, healthcare, e-commerce, and pharmaceuticals. Marc Segura, president of ABB Robotics, highlighted the focus on developing new digital and AI-enabled technologies to make robots more accessible across industries.

ABB Robotics recently introduced four new models and twenty-two variants to its robot range, offering energy savings and enhanced capabilities. The company continues to innovate and respond to market demands.

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