ABB have signed a frame agreement with BMW Group to deliver 2100 industrial robots over five years, beginning in 2010, to support the carmaker’s operations in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S.
The robots will be applied in parts handling, gluing and spot welding on car-body assembly lines for BMW's 1-series, 3-series, X5-series and Mini models.
ABB’s technology convinced the purchaser in the course of comprehensive 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.
ABB are suppliers of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and services. A strong solutions focus helps customers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB have installed more than 160,000 robots worldwide.