The ABB Group announced September 13 that it would be investing $280 million to build a new ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden, allowing the organization to grow its European operations.
The new campus, which will allow ABB to expand its production capacity by 50%, is scheduled to be opened in late 2026.
The almost 700,000-square-foot campus will operate as a hub for ABB’s Robotics offering in Europe and will replace an existing site, bringing together R&D, customer experiences, training centers and automated manufacturing in one place, according to MarketScreener.
"The investment in our new Campus is driven by customer demand and projected market growth," said Björn Rosengren, ABB Group’s CEO. "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% 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."
Upon completion, ABB will have invested $450 million in three robotics facilities since 2018, including one factory in Shanghai to support Asia and another venue in Auburn Hills, Michigan that serves North and South America.
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