ABB Unveils Upgraded U.S. Robotics Facility to Reinforce Commitment to American Customers

ABB Unveils Upgraded U.S. Robotics Facility to Reinforce Commitment to American Customers

ABB, a global leader in robotics and automation, has inaugurated its revamped U.S. robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This initiative underscores ABB Robotics’ dedication to spearheading the development and production of cutting-edge robotic solutions tailored for the American market and the Americas region. The refurbished facility aligns with ABB’s long-term growth strategy in the United States, anticipated to mirror the robust global robotics growth trajectory of 8% CAGR*, and reflects the company’s substantial investment to bolster robotics and automation capabilities while generating highly skilled employment opportunities.

Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation Business Area, emphasized the significance of this milestone, stating, “The opening of our refitted state-of-the-art US robotics headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan is a significant part of our global growth story, reaffirming our commitment to industry leadership in the US.” Atiya underscored the pivotal role of robotics and AI in addressing critical labor shortages, localized supply chains, and the imperative to operate sustainably. The enhanced facility, with its advanced AI-driven software and hardware, is poised to make ABB’s robots more accessible to a broader spectrum of businesses, empowering them to bolster resilience and competitiveness.

Gretchen Whitmer tours the renovated ABB facility

Governor Whitmer commended ABB’s $20 million investment in Auburn Hills, emphasizing its contribution to job creation and Michigan’s advanced manufacturing landscape. The investment, expected to generate over 70 high-skill jobs, underscores ABB’s dedication to local workforce development and education.

The upgraded Auburn Hills facility, boasting a 30% increase in space, positions ABB as a premier strategic robotics partner for its expanding clientele. Equipped with a state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center, the facility showcases ABB’s leading-edge hardware and software solutions, facilitating collaborative exploration of the latest digital and AI-powered automation technologies. Furthermore, the facility includes a training center aimed at educating over 3,000 workers and students annually, nurturing a skilled workforce primed for the AI-powered automation era.

John Bubnikovich, President of ABB United States Robotics Division, expressed enthusiasm for the facility’s expanded capabilities, stressing ABB’s commitment to pushing technological boundaries and fostering a more productive, sustainable future.

ABB’s investment in Michigan underscores its unwavering focus on the U.S. market and commitment to continued growth in the region. Supported by a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program grant, the expansion is anticipated to create 72 highly skilled jobs and capitalize on the region’s technical talent pool. Additionally, ABB remains dedicated to providing upskilling and career opportunities, enabling individuals without prior experience or degrees to thrive in the robotics and automation industry.

This initiative represents part of ABB’s broader commitment to invest in its electrification and automation businesses across the United States, with a focus on driving industrial transformation and advancing sustainability.

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