Another Booming Business

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

I can’t take credit for the clever blog title.  The honor goes to Mayor McDaniel, who at the ABB event yesterday, said that their company’s letters stood for “Another Booming Business.”

As announced at their event yesterday, ABB will be the first global industrial robotics company to manufacture robots in the United States.  That’s a BIG deal.  It’s a big deal for many reasons. This Switzerland-based company could have picked anywhere in the world to build robots, but they chose the City of Auburn Hills.

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Since 2008, ABB has invested over $11 billion in U.S. manufacturing, making North America its largest growth region.  Their investment was very strategic and intentional and we’re very delighted with their commitment to Auburn Hills.

In addition to the cool robot demonstrations and tours, ABB unveiled their newest robot, YuMi.  YuMi is collaborative, dual arm, small parts assembly robot solution that includes flexible hands, parts feeding systems, camera-based part location and state-of-the-art robot control. YuMi is a vision of the future.

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We were very honored to celebrate with ABB on this special occasion and wish them continued success in the future!