ABB, a technology leader in electrification and automation, has announced a $280 million investment in the construction of a new ABB Robotics European Campus in Västerås, Sweden. The campus will serve as a hub for ABB Robotics’ offerings in Europe, providing customers with AI-enabled collaborative and industrial robots, as well as digital solutions to support flexible automation.
The new campus, which is expected to open in late 2026, will replace the existing robotics facilities at the site. It will enhance ABB’s robotics and automation capabilities, expanding production capacity by 50 percent and strengthening its ability to serve the European market. The European market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of seven percent through 2027.
According to Björn Rosengren, ABB CEO, the investment in the new campus is driven by customer demand and projected market growth. The facility in Sweden will strengthen ABB’s “local for local” production strategy, with around 95 percent of the robots sold in the region already being manufactured there.
Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics & Discrete Automation Business Area, states that the new campus will support European customers in accelerating investments in robotics and AI. It will cater to various sectors like automotive, electronics, logistics, healthcare, e-commerce, and pharmaceuticals, unlocking the full potential of automation.
The 65,000 square meter ABB Robotics European Campus will be a modern workplace for ABB Robotics’ workforce of 1,300 employees in the area. It will include a new factory, offices, a research and development center, an experience center, and a training center for customers and visitors. In addition, the campus will foster collaboration with customers and partners, enabling the development of robotics and automation solutions in a safe and functional environment.
The construction of the campus is planned to start in 2024 and will adhere to ABB’s 2030 Sustainability Targets, focusing on carbon neutrality and the efficient use of resources. Solar panels will be installed on the roof to support the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving resources.
By establishing the campus in Västerås, ABB solidifies the area as an automation cluster and maintains proximity to customers, suppliers, academia, and partners. It also leverages the competencies and capabilities cultivated by ABB Robotics in Sweden over the past 50 years.
– ABB Press Release
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– ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation Website: go.abb/robotics