ABB expands support for Irish automation market with new robotics business office

ABB expands support for Irish automation market with new robotics business office

ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business is expanding its presence in Ireland with the opening of a new office in Dundalk, Co Louth. Part of a new multi-million-dollar facility, the office will provide customers with access to sales, service, and support for a full range of automated technologies including ABB’s industrial and mobile robots and machine automation solutions from B&R, a member of the ABB Group.

“As the only company that can offer a complete portfolio of machine automation, robotics and mobile autonomous robot solutions, we are well placed to act as a single source partner to help companies of all sizes find ways to make their manufacturing processes smarter and more efficient,” said Nigel Platt, Local Business Unit Manager, Robotics, UK and Ireland. “The scalability and flexibility of our technologies means that there is something for every size of company and type of application, with solutions for novices and experts alike.”

“By further expanding our presence in Ireland, we will be able to better extend the opportunities that robots can bring by offering a full range of robotic and machine automation solutions plus all of the support that customers need to get the most from their installation.”

According to a 2021 report by Fortune Business Insights[1], the Irish market for industrial automation is set to grow at a rate of 10 percent between 2021 and 2028, from USD 1.33 billion to USD 2.9 billion, as companies look for ways to apply the latest technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to help boost their productivity, flexibility and resilience.

“Expanding our presence in Ireland with a base for our sales, service and application teams and working alongside our colleagues in ABB Robotics gives us a great opportunity to develop new ways to support our customers,“ said Colin Dullaghan, B&R Regional Manager for Ireland. “B&R’s solution-based technologies across the control and motion layers will play an important role in supporting Ireland’s core manufacturing strengths in food and beverage, packaging, and the Life Sciences sector. We are also keen to build on our recent success in supporting the implementation and deployment of mobile automation technologies for Irish manufacturers.”

ABB’s robots are already widely used throughout Ireland, with both standalone and cell-based units handling a wide range of applications in industries including pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, welding, and plastics production.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation as one of the world’s leading robotics and machine automation suppliers, is the only company with a comprehensive and integrated portfolio covering robots, Autonomous Mobile Robots and machine automation solutions, designed and orchestrated by our value-creating software. We help companies of all sizes and sectors - from automotive to electronics and logistics – become more resilient, flexible and efficient. ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation supports customers in the transition towards the connected and collaborative factory of the future. The business area employs approximately 11,000 people at over 100 locations in approximately 53 countries.

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