ABB announced an investment of $280 million to expand its manufacturing footprint in Europe and build a new state-of-the-art ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden.
The 65,000 m2 Campus will serve as the hub for ABB Robotics’ offering in Europe, providing customers with AI-enabled collaborative and industrial robots, as well as digital solutions to support flexible automation as part of the company’s “local for local” production strategy. With the facility, production capacity will expand by 50 percent and strengthen its capabilities to supply the European market, which is expected to grow at seven percent CAGR through 2027. ABB’s new Campus will enable close collaboration with customers and partners to develop robotics and automation solutions in a safe and functional environment. Customers will be able to test their solutions and experiment with the latest automation innovations on-site. In addition, employees, visitors, and students alike will be able to take part in an open and lively Campus, both during and after office hours. The new factory will also feature autonomous mobile robots as a key component in transporting materials and products between the warehouse, assembly stations and assembly departments. The campus will be constructed in line with ABB’s 2030 Sustainability Targets that aim towards carbon neutrality.