ABB and Ericsson sign MOU for Factory of the Future
Arnold Lander posted on April 04, 2019 |

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and Borie Elkholm, President and CEO, Ericsson signed MoU at Hannover Messe 2019. (Photo Business Wire)
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer and Borie Elkholm, President and CEO, Ericsson signed MoU at Hannover Messe 2019. (Photo Business Wire)
ABB and Ericsson  have signed a memorandum of understanding at the 2019 Hannover Messe (fair) to collaborate on future ventures in flexible Automation and wireless communications. The duo hopes that their complementary technologies will open up new business opportunities to provide customers with digital solutions for enhanced productivity.

ABB was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Zurich Switzerland. The company manufactures electrification, automation, robotics and motion products for utilities, industrial, and transportation customers around the world.

Ericsson was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Stockholm Sweden. It provides information and communication technology services through four main areas: Networks, Digital services, Managed Services, and Emerging businesses.

 The two have already collaborated at the Ericsson manufacturing facility in Tallinn, Estonia. Ericsson deployed an intelligent manufacturing system with the aid of ABB who provided a flexible robotic cell solution to assemble 5G radios for Ericsson.

“We are very excited to extend our partnership with Ericsson as the world moves closer to the era of 5G technology,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. ABB’s leadership in digital industries combined with Ericsson’s pioneering work in connectivity will open up new opportunities for customers to enhance productivity and competitiveness by digitalizing their businesses.”

“Ericsson and ABB already have a strong collaboration in research for 5G and Industrial IoT technologies,” Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson said. “With this MoU, we strengthen our partnership to accelerate the industrial ecosystem and realize the full potential of flexible automation, unlocking new business opportunities enabled by combining 5G and Industry 4.0.”

At the Hannover Messe 2019, ABB and Ericsson are displaying their latest technologies showcasing their contributions to the “factory of the future” with the latest flexible robotics, wireless technologies, 5G, Industrial IoT, and motion control technology.

Watch the video here.

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