A new industrial environment

Delivering the future of work - now


Manufacturing, powered by sophisticated digital technology, is accelerating and driving new growth and job creation. The convergence of robotics, traditional automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) is rewriting the rules for manufacturers and their employees.

Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

Transforming the workplace with modern manufacturing

Technology is making manufacturing more productive, cleaner and safer. ABB is helping manufacturers harness technologies to transform their operations into smart manufacturing.

In smart factories, ABB links equipment like robots, motors, and drives to the Industrial Internet of Things. Once connected, ABB Ability™ advanced software and AI help enterprises run more efficiently and safely, for example, by detecting equipment failures before they happen and automatically suggesting process optimizations.

Using the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor system, manufacturers are able to convert traditional motors, pumps and mounted bearings into smart, wirelessly connected devices.

Automation Readiness

Automation Readiness

Training a workforce for the 21st century

Today’s factories are clean, well-lit, air-conditioned, and highly technical workplaces. However, education and skills training are necessary to enable more people to enter manufacturing professions as a firm pathway to the middle class. This requires creating a work culture in which lifelong learning and retraining are not only expected, but also encouraged – and enabled by supportive employers and government policies.

ABB’s Automation Readiness Index finds that nations best prepared for automation have approached education as a lifelong process, with workers continuously engaging in vocational training and STEM education, as well as focusing on soft skills like creativity and communication.

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Customer Segments

Customer Segments

See how we transform industries

As a global company and pioneering technology leader, ABB is positioned to help you transform your industry.

  • Food & Beverage

    ABB Ability™ for Food & Beverage

    • Food & Beverage
    • Manufacturing
    • Pulp & Paper

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