Friday, May 01, 2009

BMW Buys 2,100 ABB Robots


ABB has signed a frame agreement to deliver 2,100 industrial robots to BMW Group over five years, beginning in 2010, to support the carmaker's operations in Germany, the UK and the US. The robots will be applied in parts handling, gluing and spot welding on car-body assembly lines for BMW's one-series, three-series, X5-series and Mini models.

ABB's technology convinced BMW in endurance tests during the tendering phase. ABB's industrial robots are reliable, strong, accurate and easy to maintain. ABB will supply and commission a variety of robot models for BMW, including the IRB 6640, 6620, 7600 and the new mid-range robot IRB 4600 - a compact, light-weight industrial robot with the longest vertical reach in its class.

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