ABB India: Leading Indian The Field Of Robotics  


ABB is a significant global technology company that creates technology to energize society and transform it towards a more sustainable future. ABB strives to create technology for our growing industries toward a more productive outcome.

The company has connected software to its automation, electrification, robotics, and motion portfolios to create more advanced technology. ABB has pushed the boundary of technology to increase performance to new levels.

They have a history of 130 years in the technology industry, with 105,000 skilled employees driving its success in over 100 countries.

History OF ABB

ABB’s history stretches back 130 years, the innovation started with the advantage of newfound technology, electricity. ABB has continued to push the boundary of technology to create products that enhance performance to new levels.

This video, ABB. 130 years of innovation shows the proud heritage of the company. The video highlights all the ABB technology, from automation to digitalization. These innovations helped transform the industry and society a more productive and sustainable future.

ABB and its predecessors BBC and ASEA (merging as ABB) have dominated the technology field in1891 Brown, Boveri & Cie company was created in Baden, Switzerland by Charles E. L. Brown and Walter Boveri. This company became the first company to circulate high voltage power.

Milestones Of ABB

Some of the milestones achieve by ABB throughout the 130 years are listed below.

  • In 1893, the BBC supply Europe with alternative current from a heat and power producing power plant.
  • In 1943, the BBC built a “high speed air blast circuit breaker” of 110 kV.
  • In 1944, the BBC built the first high speed locomotive with shafts fitted in bogies.
  • In 1978, BBC started producing bipolar semiconductors in the Lenzburg semiconductor facility.
  • In 1984, the BBC introduced nine generators in a hydroelectric power station in South America.
  • In 1988, “ASEA and BBC merged to form the new company, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.”
  • ABB revolutionize the low voltage switch gear in 2019.
  • In 2017, ABB launch ABB Ability™, which offers industry leading digital solutions to connect customers to the power of the Industrial Internet of Things.
  • In 2015, ABB introduced to the world a collaborate robot called YuMi that had automation potential.
  • 2012 ABB developed a ‘hybrid DC breaker’ to create huge inter regional DC grids.
  • In 2000, “ABB delivered world’s first commercial high voltage shore to ship electric power, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships berth at the Swedish port of Gothenburg.”
  • In 1998, ABB launch the FlexPicker, which is a delta robot that was designed for the picking and packing industry.
  • “In 1990, ABB launch Azipod, a family of electric propulsion systems are fixed to the outside of ships provide thrust and steering functions.”
  • In 2020, ABB created ‘ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite,’ which uses technology capability with data power to accurate predict decisions to optimize and control.

ABB Business

ABB offers several different kinds of business, from electrification to Robotics. It opened a new robotics facility in India in Bangalore in 2020. Here are some details regarding their different business sectors.


ABB’s Electrification business provides various products, from sustainable electrification to digital solutions. They offer digital services, smart and safe electrification, and from sockets to substations. They offer digital innovations for low to medium technology like EV infrastructures, power protection, distribution automation, solar inventors, wiring accessory, modular substations, switchgear, cabling, enclosure, control, and sensing.


ABB’s Motion business has provided drives and motors worldwide, becoming the world’s largest supplier. They have provided customers with a complete range of generators, electrical motors, drives and services, and integrate digital powertrain solutions.

ABB serves various automation applications for transportation, discrete and process industries, and infrastructure.

Process Automation

ABB’s Process Automation business provides various solutions for hybrid and process industries. The solutions include digital solutions, electrification, software and advanced services, industry specific integrated automation, measurement and analytics, control technology, and marine offerings.

ABB Process Automation business ranks second in the global market and strives to make operations smart and safe for the future.

Robotics & Discrete Automation

ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business provides value added solutions for factory automation, robotics, and machines. ABB’s integrate automation solution provides expertise to global industries that, in turn, provide customer value added solutions.

They focus on innovation in artificial intelligence, research capability to create new world innovations and an ecosystem for digital partnership. ABB wants to expand its production capability to services and products reach the new world industry. They have invest about 150 million dollars in Shanghai to build a new world class robotics factory.

ABB Products & Services

Products offered by ABB are listed below.

  • Control Room Solutions
  • Drives
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Industrial Software
  • Low Voltage Products and Systems
  • Metallurgy Products
  • Measurement and Analytics
  • Medium Voltage Products
  • Power Converters and Inventors
  • Robotics
  • PLC Automation
  • Motors and Generators

Systems offered by ABB are:

  • Power Electronics
  • Safety
  • Control Systems
  • UPS and Power Conditioning

ABB Open A New Robotics Facility In India

ABB India opened a new robotics facility in Bengaluru in 2020 that will support digital transformation of India’s manufacturing industry. This new facility will help Indian customers reap the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 with digital technologies and robotics.

This will make India a player in the world’s high tech manufacturing economy. The new facility spreads over 3,600 sq.m and located in Bengaluru’s ABB Nelamangala factory premises.

This facility will deliver digital solutions and robotics applications in different Indian industries. These Indian sectors include electronics industries, automobile industries, food and beverage industries, and other upcoming industries.

The facility will have a ‘state of the art shop floor’ where factory tests will take place for concepts and robots every year. Each year, 1000 ABB robots will get tested, which is double ABB’s previous capacity.

This will enable the company’s optimization, innovation, adaptation, and delivery of robotics applications to their Indian customers.

ABB India’s Managing Director, Sanjeev Sharma has said “The new facility harnesses the powers of ABB’s deep global expertise and knowledge of the Indian industrial landscape to support our customer base.”

He says, “Increased demand for automation, the penetration of robotics, in small and medium enterprises, is low in India to the global average. With the help of the new and improved robotics facility, we will be able to share our knowledge and encourage Indian manufacturers to embrace our game changing technology and become best in class manufacturer for local and global markets.”

Wrapping Up!

Now you are all informed about ABB and why a new facility in India can change the future of our manufacture industries. Let us know what your thoughts are about this new development in robotics and digital technology in changing India towards Industry 4.0.

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