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ABB acquires B&R

May 2017 News

ABB has announced the acquisition of B&R, an independent provider focused on product and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation. The combination will result in an unmatched, comprehensive offering for customers of industrial automation, by pairing B&R’s innovative products, software and solutions for modern machine and factory automation with ABB’s world-leading offering in robotics, process automation, digitalisation and electrification.

Through the acquisition, ABB will be uniquely positioned to seize growth opportunities resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In addition, it takes a major step in expanding its digital offering by combining its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability, with B&R’s strong application and software platforms, its large installed base, customer access and tailored automation solutions.



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