ABB, the Switzerland-based technology company, has announced plans to invest $280 million in expanding the production capacity and modernizing its European robotics hub located in Sweden. The investment aims to build a new integrated robotics campus at the existing site in Vasteras, replacing nine buildings that have been in use since 1974. Construction of the new campus is scheduled to commence next year, with the opening expected in late 2026.
This investment is part of ABB’s ongoing efforts to enhance its robotics facilities worldwide. Since 2018, the company has already allocated $450 million towards improvements, including its Asian site in Shanghai and its Auburn Hills facility supporting the Americas. The expansion in Sweden will result in a 50% increase in ABB’s production capacity, allowing the company to better serve the growing European market.
CEO Bjorn Rosengren highlighted that the existing facility in Sweden currently manufactures approximately 95% of the robots sold by ABB in Europe. With this expansion project, ABB aims to further strengthen its presence and meet the rising demand in the region.