ABB today announced the opening of its first robotics Digital Operations Centre in Malaysia, which will unlock the full potential of digital manufacturing and industrial robotics in the region.
Located in Subang Jaya, Selangor, the Digital Operations Centre will offer all the benefits of the ABB Ability TM cross-industry digital platform, which enables customers to securely integrate and aggregate their data, combine with wider industry data, apply big data and predictive analytics, and generate insights that can help them improve performance and productivity.
Managed by a team of experienced engineers, the centre will harness Industry 4.0 technologies including cloud computing, big data analytics and end-to-end connectivity to provide real-time monitoring and technical support for ABB robots across ASEAN countries as well as Taiwan and India.
“At the heart of the new centre is the ABB Ability TM digital platform. Our Connected Services monitor the health and performance of single robots or entire fleets. Today, we monitor over 7,000 connected robots in more than 750 factories worldwide to provide actionable intelligence that allows service experts to address issues that could lead to a costly unplanned stoppage before they occur,” said Laurent Maillefer, Vice President, Robotics and Discrete Automation, ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“By combining our leading digital solutions with our proven experience and expertise in robotics, the team at the Digital Operations Center will help both large and small manufacturers in the region tackle a wide range of challenges, to improve productivity and profitability today, and to help them transition to the new connected era of manufacturing tomorrow.”
“ABB’s decision to host this centre in Malaysia reaffirms our commitment to support the country’s growing digital ecosystem. Strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia offers easy accessibility, economic diversity, excellent infrastructure and a growing pool of talent to support our needs,” said William Ng, Country MD, ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
“Our main priority is to develop local engineering capabilities to deliver the right level of response to drive ABB’s leadership in digital technologies for industries in the region.”
Commending ABB on the milestone, YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia, said, “I would like to express my appreciation to ABB for establishing a truly leading-edge robotics digital operation center which is fitting and timely as Malaysia stakes its claim as the region’s rising manufacturing powerhouse.”
To enable a supportive ecosystem to accelerate Malaysia’s adoption of Industry 4.0, ABB Malaysia and InvestKL signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for collaboration in areas of mutual interest at the same event.
Muhammad Azmi Zulkifli, Acting Chief Executive Officer, InvestKL said, “ABB’s technology pioneering in robotics has been growing substantially in Greater KL and we are honoured to be part of today’s milestone.
With this MoA, we will work together in strengthening ABB’s supply chain by shaping a stronger collaboration with local SMEs. We will also support ABB on their regional growth journey in building their high skilled talent pipeline through our Malaysia Global Talent(MGT) programme and other industry-academia facilitation.“