ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R

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This strategic acquisition of B&R, a proven innovation leader in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Industrial PCs (IPC) and servo motion-based machines, will close ABB’s gap in machine and factory automation

ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R
ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R
ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R
ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R

ABB has announced today the acquisition of B&R, the largest independent provider focused on product and software-based, open-architecture solutions for machine and factory automation worldwide. With the acquisition, ABB will expand its industrial automation offering by integrating B&R's innovative products in PLC, Industrial PCs and servo motion as well as its software and solution suite.

B&R, founded in 1979 by Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer is headquartered in Eggelsberg, Austria, employs more than 3,000 people, including about 1,000 R&D and application engineers. It operates across 70 countries, generating sales of more than $600 million (2015/16) in the $20 billion machine and factory automation market segment.

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, digitalization and electrification.

Consolidating its market position 

Through the acquisition, ABB expands its leadership in industrial automation and will be uniquely positioned to seize growth opportunities resulting from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In addition, ABB 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.

Posted on April 4, 2017 - (206 views)

ABB Announced the Acquisition of B&R

This strategic acquisition of B&R, a proven innovation leader in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Industrial PCs (IPC) and servo motion-based machines, will close ABB’s gap in machine and factory automation

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