ABB showcases the factory of the future at Hannover Messe 2019

From right to left: Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor; Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO ABB; Bernd Althusmann, Economic Minister of Lower Saxony; Stefan Weil, Prime Minister Lower Saxony; Hans-Georg Krabbe, Managing Director Germany; Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research; Jacob Wallenberg, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors ABB

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer gives a glimpse into the factory of the future to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

HANOVER, 1-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer explained how robots and humans will work together in a production cell in the factory of the future. Federal Chancellor Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Löfven were shown how YuMi® robots put together wristwatches individually with unparalleled precision. The iconic, two-armed YuMi® and single-armed YuMi® robots use the revolutionary versatile transport system from ABB’s newly formed Robotics & Discrete Automation business. The presentation was acknowledged with high interest from the German Chancellor and PM of Sweden.

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer comments: “The future of production will be smarter, more flexible and closer to the customer. We bring together electrification, automation, robotics and digitalization to create solutions for tomorrow. Even today, ABB is uniquely combining human and machine with its robotic and automation solutions to open up new opportunities.”

Sweden, as the official Hannover Messe 2019 partner country, is the focus of the world’s most important industrial fair and ABB is proud of its Swedish heritage. ABB was established in 1988 from the merger of Sweden’s ASEA and Switzerland’s BBC. ABB is showing how increasingly smart digital technologies are coming together to transform the way we power, produce, work, live and move at this year’s Hannover Messe.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) has a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. The digital industries leader has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. In 2020 ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi. ABB has about 147,000 employees and operates in more than 100 countries.

SOURCE: ABB

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