The Indian unit of Zurich based automation company ABB said it has launched a robotics solutions delivery facility in Bengaluru.
The 3,600 sqm facility will help ABB India deliver robotic applications and digital solutions for customers in the automotive, food and beverage, and electronics industries, a statement said.
“The new facility harnesses ABB’s deep global expertise and knowledge of the Indian industrial landscape to support our customer base. Even with increased demand for automation, the penetration of robotics, especially in small and medium enterprises, is still low in India compared to the global average,” Sanjeev Sharma, managing director of ABB India, said.
The facility can run proof of concepts and factory acceptance tests for 1,000 ABB robots every year, which will enable rapid innovation, adaption, optimisation and agile delivery of made-to-order robotics applications for Indian customers, the statement said.
It also houses a demonstration centre, where technologies in robotic welding, gluing and material handling will be showcased and can be used to carry out joint prove-out sessions with customers, it said. Additionally, the company will integrate an ABB Ability Connected Services team, which will remotely monitor an installed base of ABB robots to conduct predictive maintenance and high uptime, the statement added.
Customers can also learn about the latest updates in robotics technology and applications, including ABB’s robot simulation and programming software RobotStudio, through the experience centre.
The ABB Group, set up in 1883, operates mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment, and automation technology areas. It claims to have shipped over 4,00,000 robotics solutions across the globe.
Last month, it inked a deal to supply its digital transformation solutions to RCCPL, a subsidiary of cement and jute manufacturer Birla Corp.
In April, it developed a standardised qualification criterion for two internet of things (IoT)-related job roles in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).
In 2018, the central government-backed policy think tank Niti Aayog also partnered with ABB to leverage artificial intelligence and robotics in the manufacturing sector.