ABB leading automatic flexible auto production system wins gold medal at CIIF

Shanghai, Nov 18, 2013 -- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced that ABB robotics leading automatic flexible auto production system has been awarded the gold medal by the 2013 China International Industry Fair which was held recently in Shanghai. 

The award-winning ABB flexible automatic production system can not only meet the reality demand of the auto companies, but also can improve the productivity and high production flexibility. This system covers three leading technologies of press automation, body-in-white welding and painting, and is equipped with ABB StampPack "plug and play" automation workstation, ABB super flexible body-in-white solution and ABB top-notch painting application solutions (including ABB cutting-edge inner car painting technology), and can meet the safe, rapid, efficient, energy saving, and easy to use and high flexible manufacturing requirements. 

53 items were rated as the awarding winning exhibits at the CIIF through rounds selections of first-round review, technical review, demo review and final appraisal of the executing committee, resulting 4 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 14 bronze medals, 12 innovation prizes. ABB flexible automatic production system which stands for the smart solutions of advanced equipment enterprises won the gold medals of CIIF together with other three items on display. 

ABB Robotics includes the world's leading technology in press automation, automatic welding of body-in-white, automatic painting and powertrain assembly, which offers service to the leading automobile manufacturing companies and groups home and abroad in China , such as Volkswagen, Benz, BMW, Audi, Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, Honda, Great Wall, Geely, FAW, SAIC, Dongfeng, BAW, GAC and other groups; its service also extends widely to the global leading auto parts manufacturing enterprises such as Gestamp, Benteler, Brose, Faurecia, Shac, etc.

As an important part of smart manufacturing, industrial robot is the key to realize industry upgrading. For a long time, ABB Robotics has been introducing the world’s innovative technologies and solutions, sharing the mature globe experience with partners through the platform of CIIF. At the 15th CIIF, ABB fully displayed its leading smart manufacturing and production technology at the robot booth N1-A001 with a total exhibition area of more than 440 square meters, and further demonstrated its leading position in the field of smart manufacturing and energy efficiency.

ABB (http://www.abb.com.cn/) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with nearly 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.