New facility will support robotic applications and digital solutions for various industries and will be able to test 1000 ABB robots in a year
ABB India’s new Nelamangala factory in Bengaluru will enable the company to provide robotic solutions to a variety of industries, including automotive, f&b, electronics, and other upcoming sectors. Spread across an area over 3,600 sqm, the facility has a state-of-the-art shop floor capable of running proof of concepts and factory acceptance tests for 1,000 ABB robots every year. The facility also has a demonstration centre where the latest technologies in robotic welding, gluing and material handling will be showcased and can be used to carry out joint prove-out sessions with customers. ABB will also integrate an ABB Ability Connected Services team that can remotely monitor an installed base of ABB robots to conduct predictive maintenance and high uptime.
“The new facility harnesses the powers of ABB’s deep global expertise and knowledge of the Indian industrial landscape to support our customer base” mentions Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India. He adds “Even with increased demand for automation, the penetration of robotics, especially in small and medium enterprises is still low in India compared to the global average. With the help of the new and improved robotics facility, we will be able to share our knowledge and encourage Indian manufacturers to embrace our game-changing technologies and become best-in-class manufacturers for local and global markets”. A new Customer Experience Centre is being set up for customers to learn about the latest in robotics technology and applications, including ABB’s dedicated robot simulation and programming software, RobotStudio. It will host a paint lab where customers can run simulations of a broad range of industrial painting applications.