ABB to supply 2,400 robots to BMW

Power and automation group ABB has won a contract to supply 2,400 robots to BMW Group's factories in Germany and China.

In a statement ABB said the contract was not the first time the two companies had struck up an agreement.

“We are proud that BMW have renewed their relationship with us and have again chosen to trust in innovative robot technology from ABB,” it said.

“Auto makers clearly have confidence that investing in robotic automation is a sound business strategy.”

ABB said the robots would be installed over the next three years at BMW's factories in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany, and Tiexi, China.

The company said it had installed more than 200,000 robots worldwide.