B&R in expansion mode

New innovation for Industrial Internet of Things for brownfield projects

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Hans Wimmer, managing director at B&R

In April, ABB announced its decision to acquire B&R. Managing director Hans Wimmer called the acquisition of B&R by ABB as a unique opportunity for the company’s employees and customers as well as its headquarters in Eggelsberg. The transaction is expected to be finalized early this summer. “ABB is a fantastic platform for the next chapter in our long history of growth,” said Wimmer.

“Together we’ll be able to provide our customers with the full spectrum of solutions they need for the Industrial IoT.” B&R will form its own business unit within the ABB Group and will continue to operate on the market as a legally independent entity. “That means our management structures and points of contact with our customers will remain unchanged,” emphasized Wimmer.

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Expansion in three locations
To handle the steadily increasing demand for B&R products, the company is currently boosting circuit board production capacity at its headquarters in Eggelsberg by 20%. The company’s Gilgenberg site will be expanded to accommodate production lines for its mechatronic solutions. Further expansion and modernization is planned for B&R’s R&D offices in Salzburg, making room for 50 new highly skilled positions in the development of industrial communication, robotics and control technology.