ABB to Supply 800 Industrial Robots to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to Make New EVs

Technology major ABB has bagged an order for 800 industrial robots from Volkswagen (VW) Commercial Vehicles to support production of a new generation of electric vehicles at its plant in Hanover, Germany.

October 23, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Technology major ABB has bagged an order for 800 industrial robots from Volkswagen (VW) Commercial Vehicles to support production of a new generation of electric vehicles at its plant in Hanover, Germany.

The move came as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been modernizing its Hanover factory and is installing facilities to build the all-electric ID. Buzz van, which will begin production in 2022.

As per the deal, ABB will supply these 800 industrial robots to VW Commercial Vehicle’s Hanover facility, where they will be used primarily to construct the body of the new electric ID. BUZZ van.

Commenting on the partnership, Sami Atiya, President of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation, said “we’re excited to extend our long-standing business relationship with Volkswagen by supporting their expansion into e-mobility. ABB’s robotic solutions will provide Volkswagen’s production processes with unprecedented levels of flexibility, to help them adjust to trends and changing customer requirements.”

“The dramatic expansion of the EV-segment requires new and innovative manufacturing solutions. With our deep experience in this sector we are helping our automotive customers master this important and strategic transition towards more sustainable transportation,” Atiya added.

Besides, robots and application-specific equipment, ABB also offers the automotive industry standardized manufacturing cells and the design, planning and implementation of complete production lines. Via the ABB Ability™ platform, customers also have the opportunity to benefit from various digital services including process optimization, robot fleet management and predictive maintenance, the company said in a statement.

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