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About ABB Robotics

ABB is a world leading manufacturer of industrial robots and robot systems - operating in 53 countries, in over 100 locations around the world.

In addition to robots ABB manufactures and supplies robot software, peripheral equipment, process equipment, modular manufacturing cells and services for tasks such as Welding, Material Handling, Small Parts Assembly, Painting & Finishing, Picking, Packing, Palletizing and Machine Tending.

Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, solar, consumer electronics, wood, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 400,000 robots worldwide:

  • Complete supplier of robot products, systems and services
  • More than 4,600 employees in 53 countries around the world
  • Over 400,000 ABB robots are installed world wide
  • Introduced the first paint robot in 1969 and the first commercially available, micro-processor controlled, electric robot in 1974
  • Facilities for research, development and manufacturing located in Sweden, Czech Republic, Norway, Mexico, Japan, USA and China
Björn Weichbrodt in 1973, programming an early prototype of ABB’s all-electric robot.