Robots to make robots at ABB's new $150 mn manufacturing facility in china


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    To build for $150 million in Shanghai as it defends its place as the country's largest maker of industrial robots.

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Robots will make robots at a brand new abbnse -0.05 % manufacturing unit in china, which the swiss engineering group said on saturday it plans to construct for $150 million in shanghai as it defends its place because the us of a's largest maker of industrial robots.


The manufacturing facility, located near abb's china robotics campus, is because of be operating via the stop of 2020 and could produce robots for china in addition to for export someplace else in asia. china is abb's no. 2 marketplace after the usa.


"shanghai has come to be a critical centre for superior technology management – for abb and the arena," abb chief govt ulrich spiesshofer stated in a announcement pronouncing the assignment.


With the growth, abb is banking on chinese language robots income defying worries over trade tensions with the united states that a few worry should dent demand for electronics, vehicle parts and different gadgets that require automatic manufacturing and robots.


China is increasing its robot personnel, as wages for human people there upward push and the country seeks to compete with decrease-fee nations via extra automation. in 2017, one of every three robots offered within the international went to china, which purchased nearly 138,000 gadgets, abb stated.


ABB's new 75,000-square-foot factory will use software supposed to allow human beings and robots to work correctly in close proximity, the employer stated, adding its yumi robots -- designed to paintings facet-by means of-side with people -- can also be deployed on among the small elements assembly tasks had to manufacture an abb robotic.


Rival kuka, taken over in 2016 by way of china's midea  years in the past, has also been increasing inside the country, together with with the aid of constructing a robot park in shunde near hong kong.


ABB, whose business robots are used, amongst other things, to build cars as well as to gather digital gadgets, will construct robots for numerous industries at the shanghai manufacturing facility, a spokesman stated.


It did not give a brand new worker remember for the factory, however stated it's going to boost robotics employment that now sits at greater than 2,000 abb people in china.