Flexible Factories: Ericsson and ABB join Forces to Accelerate Wireless Automation

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Flexible Factories: Ericsson and ABB join Forces to Accelerate Wireless Automation

Ericsson and ABB have strengthened their collaboration to accelerate the industrial ecosystem for flexible factories and wireless automation. The partnership will enable enhanced connected services, Industrial IoT and artificial intelligence technologies in the future.
The partners established their joint vision for future flexible production with automation and wireless communication by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at Hannover Messe 2019. The Memorandum confirms the partners’ agreement to continue their strong research collaboration, explore improvements in manufacturing processes and automation and discover new business opportunities for the industrial ecosystem.
Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB, said:

We are very excited to extend our partnership with Ericsson as the world moves closer to the era of 5G technology. 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.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, added:

Ericsson and ABB already have a strong collaboration in research for 5G and Industrial IoT technologies. 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.

Flexible Factories: Börje Ekholm President and CEO Ericsson and Ulrich Spiesshofer CEO ABB

Börje Ekholm President and CEO Ericsson and Ulrich Spiesshofer CEO ABB at the MoU signing in Hannover.

The partners are already working on the introduction of a new generation of intelligent factory technologies, with Ericsson deploying an intelligent automation system at its manufacturing facilities in Tallinn, Estonia. ABB is providing a fully automated flexible robot cell solution for the final assembly of 5G radios.
At Hannover Messe 2019, Ericsson and ABB are showcasing their latest technologies in flexible robotics, wireless technologies, flexible factories, 5G, Industrial IoT and motion control.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Ericsson

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