ABB robotization of Scania battery assembly plant

It has now been decided that ABB will deliver the robotic solution to Scania’s new battery assembly plant in Södertälje in Sweden.

The 18,000 square meter plant is expected to be fully operational by 2023. The commercial vehicle manufacturer has invested no less than 108 million US dollars (about 970 million Norwegian kroner) in a project that will accelerate the company’s electrification strategy. Robotic technology will enable 24/7 production.

Scania and ABB have collaborated for more than four decades and are now collaborating on the infrastructure for the production of electric vehicles, both trucks and buses. The companies also collaborate on charging solutions, and the two are partners at Northvolt, which is Europe’s largest factory for the production of lithium-ion battery cells. Northvolt is the largest plant in Europe of its kind.

Scania’s new battery assembly plant is designed to enable Scania to be at the forefront of industrial digitization, automation and the use of advanced robotic technology to streamline production processes with increased flexibility. For Scania, the plant is also an investment that will further strengthen Sweden’s position in terms of advanced technologies for electrification of heavy vehicles, which are critical to the transition to sustainable transport.

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