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ABB Robotics
Background
ABB Limited provides power and automation technologies. The company operates under segments that include power products, power systems, automation products, process automation and robotics. ABB Robotics is a leading supplier of industrial robots--also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending.

ABB offers complete capability in robotics solutions and supports its customers with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America, and dedicated sales and service operations in more than 45 countries.

ABB pioneered the world’s first electrically powered industrial robot and the world’s first industrial paint robot almost 40 years ago and has installed more than 200,000 industrial robots worldwide.

Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machinetools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries.

According to Bloomberg, ABB may pursue acquisitions to expand its business supplying robots for assembly lines as the Swiss company is “very confident” about long-term demand for automation.

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Contact Info
Affolternstrasse 44
PO Box 8131
Zurich, 8050
Switzerland
Tel: +41.43.317.71.11
Fax: +41.43.317.44.20
http://www.abb.com/robotics
Company Leadership

Hubertus von Grünberg, Chairman, ABB Group
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB Group

Pekka Tiitinen, Head of Discrete Automation and Motion Division
Claes Rytoft, CTO

Michael Mahfet, VP & GM, ABB Robotics, North America
Keith Fox, VP, ABB Robots & Applications Group, United States


Market Segments


ABB Robotics Analyst Outlook
Analyst Jim Nash profiles ABB's Robotics division.

ABB Robotics in the News
The RBR50 company's action is expected to strengthen robotics, and manufacturing, in that technology-oriented nation.
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