ABB accelerates sustainable EV production in partnership with Volvo Cars

  • ABB strengthens collaboration with Volvo Cars, supplying 1,300 robots and packages for sustainable EV production.
  • Deployment at Volvo’s sites in Sweden and China in 2024, targeting 20% energy savings.
  • ABB’s OmniCore controllers play a key role in enhancing efficiency and supporting sustainability goals.

ABB and Volvo Cars extend their partnership with automated services for sustainable EV production 

ABB is bolstering its collaboration with Volvo Cars, delivering over 1,300 robots and functional packages for the automaker’s upcoming electric vehicles. This reaffirms their longstanding partnership, supporting Volvo in meeting sustainability targets. Set for deployment in 2024 at Volvo’s production sites in Torslanda (Sweden) and Daqing (China), these robots and OmniCoreTM controllers from ABB promise to significantly enhance energy efficiency, targeting up to 20% in savings. 

Marc Segura, ABB Robotics President, said:

“The automotive industry’s historic transformation, driven by increasing consumer demand for electric vehicles and a desire to operate more sustainably, is creating new opportunities as well as challenges for global manufacturers.

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This latest commitment from our partner Volvo Cars demonstrates our shared focus of delivering more sustainable manufacturing. Through our new, energy efficient large robot family and OmniCoreTM controllers we will help to deliver energy savings of up to 20 percent at sites around the world.”

Ensuring uninterrupted production during deployment, ABB will leverage its RobotStudio® planning and programming software. This allows for visualization and optimization of the robotic deployment beforehand. This strategy aligns with ABB and Volvo’s collaborative tradition of refining car production efficiency and industrial robot capabilities.

ABB will deploy the equipment in early 2024. The partnership between the two companies will continue over the next few years. This project showcases the role of technology in production sustainability. Afterall, what’s the use of a sustainable vehicle if it’s not sustainably manufactured?

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