Robotics firm ABB has announced plans to grow its presence in the US by investing approximately US$170m (£136.5m) in new sites, expansion of its existing facilities, job creation and increased funding for its electrification and automation businesses.
The company recently celebrated the pouring of the concrete foundations for a greenfield drives and services facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin.
ABB claims the US is its largest market, comprising 24% of its annual revenue.
“The United States is critical to ABB’s success as a market that will continue to grow and benefit from our product portfolio that enables the transition to a more energy-efficient future,” said Björn Rosengren, CEO of ABB.
“Currently, 85% of ABB’s sales in the US are from products produced locally, which provides customers with a more secure supply chain and keeps good-paying manufacturing jobs in America.”
Some of the key investment projects underway across the company’s US operations include opening an Installation Products Research & Development Lab and new innovation centre in Tennessee and the opening of a packaging and logistics facility for end-to-end robotic automation in New Mexico.