A new robotics hub is set to be built in Västerås, Sweden, with the support of a recent US$280m (£224.2m) investment.
The facility will be built with the intention of providing regional customers with collaborative and industrial robots enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) to support flexible automation.
The site is expected to open in late 2026.
With the facility, which is being funded by multinational robotics company ABB Robotics, the firm hopes to grow production capacity by 50% and strengthen its ability to supply the European market.
What’s more, the site is being established to provide a safe and functional environment for the development of new solutions for regional customers.
A new testbed is also being constructed to allow customers to experiment with a range of automation solutions on-site.
The 65,000m² campus will also function as a workplace for the company’s local employees and include a new factory, offices, an R&D centre, an ‘experience centre’ and a training centre for customers and visitors.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) will be used to transport materials and products between the warehouse, assembly stations and assembly departments around the site.
Construction is set to begin in 2024 and will proceed in line with the robotics company’s sustainability targets, which include reaching total operational carbon neutrality by 2030.
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