Manufacturing tech specialist ABB says it is supporting Renault Group by providing robotics technology to help automate the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer’s production network across several key markets.
ABB has delivered the majority of the 160 units of the large industrial robot portfolio over the last 24 months. The financial details of the order were not disclosed.
ABB says its robotic automation solutions will help deliver increased capacity at Renault Group’s advanced e-motor assembly lines in Cléon and Douai France. At the company’s Douai facility, ABB technology will help manufacture the next generation of electric vehicles with new advanced body-in-white facilities.
“ABB is proud to have worked with Renault Group for more than two decades and we’re delighted to support them again as they accelerate the electrification of their product line-up,” said Marc Segura, President of ABB Robotics division.
“Renault Group has established itself as a pioneer in the electric vehicle market with successes such as the Renault Zoe. With our expertise in flexible manufacturing, we look forward to ensuring these successes continue as we all move towards a sustainable transport future.”
The orders, which support Renault Group’s transformative ‘Renaulution’ strategy to generate sustainable profitability, cement ABB’s position as one of the largest EV manufacturing technology providers to Renault Group and highlight ABB’s technology and solutions that support the entire production process.
Apart from the large industrial robot portfolio, ABB is providing SafeMove software which provides safety-rated supervision of robot motion, enabling leaner automation cells and closer collaboration; integration expertise for complex processes including motor windings, balancing and testing; and over 50 additional software applications from ABB.