ABB is expanding its North American robotics headquarters and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, MI, with a $20 million investment. The project is expected to be completed in Nov. 2023. The expansion will create 72 new jobs in the area and is supported by a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
“Our investment is a significant step in accelerating ABB Robotics’ global leadership in developing and manufacturing cutting-edge robotic solutions in the United States, for the Americas,” said Sami Atiya, president of ABB Robotics and Discrete Automation, in the press release. “As the global mega trends of labor shortages, uncertainty, the near and reshoring of production, and a desire to operate more sustainably accelerate, more businesses are turning to automation to build resilience while improving efficiency and flexibility. Our expanded facility will help us to better serve customers in the United States and across the Americas, giving them access to innovative automated solutions.”
Adding to the $14 billion ABB has already invested in the United States since 2010, the latest investment in its robotics headquarters and factory will benefit customers in the Americas, particularly those in growth sectors including electric vehicles, healthcare, packaging and logistics. ABB Robotics moved into the 538,000-sq-ft building in 1993 and opened the manufacturing plant in 2015, becoming the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit to a North American robotics production footprint.