First in the World – ABB Begins Manufacturing in U.S.

May 26, 2015

A leader in the robotics industry, ABB produces a wide range of power and automation technologies. They are proud to be the first global company to commit to manufacturing robots in the United States. ABB is fully committed to become invested in the North American market and will open a plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan.


ABB Robot­ics is one of the lead­ers in the robot­ics indus­try. Based in Swe­den, ABB is an inter­na­tion­al com­pa­ny that pro­duces pow­er and automa­tion tech­nolo­gies. They are now the first glob­al com­pa­ny to com­mit to man­u­fac­tur­ing robots in the Unit­ed States. While many robot­ics com­pa­nies have branch­es in the U.S., their robots are man­u­fac­tured elsewhere.

Accord­ing to a press release from ABB, the com­pa­ny announced on May 20, 2015 that it is ful­ly com­mit­ted and invest­ed in its North Amer­i­can mar­ket by open­ing a robot­ics plant at their exist­ing Auburn Hills, Michi­gan loca­tion. ABB stat­ed that pro­duc­tion would com­mence imme­di­ate­ly. This is ABB’s third robot­ics man­u­fac­tur­ing plant, along with facil­i­ties in Shang­hai, Chi­na and Västerås, Sweden. 

The move to man­u­fac­ture in the U.S. makes sense because the Unit­ed States is ABB’s largest mar­ket, with $7.5 bil­lion in sales. ABB has invest­ed over $10 bil­lion in their North Amer­i­can foot­print since 2010 and has increased employ­ment by almost 15,000. This grand open­ing is anoth­er step in the company’s glob­al growth plan. The major­i­ty of con­trollers, robots, and oth­er prod­ucts pro­duced at the Auburn Hills facil­i­ty will be dis­trib­uted to cus­tomers in North Amer­i­ca. ABB stat­ed that by local­iz­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing, they are stream­lin­ing the deliv­ery process, which will sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce robot lead times for customers. 

For more infor­ma­tion on ABB robots and oth­er prod­ucts, con­tact Robots​.com today at 8777626881 or online.

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