ABB’s Anne Waltenberger elected to board of euRobotics

Anne Waltenberger, Global Head of Communications at ABB Robotics, has been appointed to the board of euRobotics to help promote and develop the future of robotics and automation in Europe.

Based in Brussels, euRobotics is an international non-profit organization with a mission to collaborate with the European Commission to develop and implement a strategy and roadmap for research, technological development and innovation in robotics to benefit the European economy and society.

"The rapidly developing world of robotics is opening new opportunities for sustainable economic growth in manufacturing. It is also helping small companies compete on the world stage and changing workplaces for the better, creating safer, more rewarding and more highly skilled jobs in Europe and the rest of the world," said Anne Waltenberger.

"I’m delighted to join the board of euRobotics, to help promote the huge benefits and possibilities that robotics offer to our economies and societies, today and in the future. We need everyone, from business leaders and policymakers to schoolchildren, their teachers and parents, to embrace robotics and digitalization and understand the roadmap of skills and R&D that will help us all make the most of these exciting technologies.”

euRobotics: With more than 250 members, euRobotics is part of SPARC, the largest civilian-funded robotics innovation programme in the world, which nurtures public-private partnership between the European Commission and Europe’s robotics community. https://eu-robotics.net

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

ABB Robotics is a pioneer in industrial and collaborative robots and advanced digital services. As one of the world’s leading robotics suppliers, we are active in 53 countries and over 100 locations and have shipped over 400,000 robot solutions for a diverse range of industries and applications. We help our customers to improve flexibility, efficiency, safety and reliability, while moving towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. www.abb.com/robotics

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