A new partner: ABB joins MADE4.0 

ABB, a technology leader in electrification and automation joins MADE4.0, the Milan-based Competence Center specializing in supporting Italian manufacturing companies on the path to digitalization.

Milan, Feb. 24 – ABB and MADE – Competence Center Industria 4.0 begin a collaboration to promote orientation and training activities on innovative automation and electrification solutions, and to develop activities in the educational world, including with simplified robot cycle programming systems and advanced human-robot interfaces. Together they also plan to develop robot automation solutions based on innovative communication architectures enabled by 5G.

The goal in general is to transfer the culture of digitization, ease of use and sustainability, aimed at a maturation of SMEs, and for this, exchanges of expertise will also be organized through the organization of visits and workshops at ABB’s production sites. The collaboration will be able to rely on the know-how and expertise of ABB teams in Robotics, Motion and Electrification.

“MADE4.0 is a facility within which an SME can learn the potential of smart-factory enabling technologies and understand how to introduce them within its production processes to increase efficiency, productivity and reduce waste.” – Explains Marco Taisch, president of MADE4.0 – “In doing this, MADE4.0 relies on its partners, companies among the most important industrial realities, who make their technologies and knowledge available to fulfill the Competence Center’s mission. We are proud to add among our important partners one of the leading names in the automation and robotics industry, thus expanding the expertise we can make available to companies that turn to us. MADE – Competence Center is a partnership of companies, universities, and public bodies working together with a common goal, and from today we can count on a new important player.”

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, helping to build a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The Group’s solutions combine engineering know-how and software to optimize how assets are produced, moved, powered and used. With a history of excellence that began more than 130 years ago, ABB’s 105,000 people are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

ABB’s goal is to contribute to a more sustainable and resource-efficient future through its technology leadership in electrification and automation.

Our partnership with MADE4.0 is fully in line with ABB’s driving commitment to digital, energy, and sustainable transition. ABB, since 2020, is recognized by MIMIT as one of the Lighthouses of the Transition 4.0 project and, within MADE4. 0, it recognizes a further opportunity to share specific projects and competencies that can inspire and concretely support the path of SMEs towards the smart-factory,” said Gianluca Lilli – Senior Vice President and Commercial Leader of ABB SpA “Our strategic objective regarding sustainability is to work to reduce emissions, preserve resources, and promote social progress: activities that we are pursuing internally but also involving the entire value chain in which we operate.”

About MADE Competence Center Industry 4.0
MADE Competence Center Industry 4.0 is an ecosystem that proposes a digital factory model to support manufacturing companies that want to undertake innovation projects with a view to Industry 4.0. MADE4.0 makes available to companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, a wide range of knowledge, methodologies and tools with a focus on digital technologies ranging from design to engineering, production control, and end-of-life management.
Companies that turn to MADE4.0 have the opportunity to confront innovation directly and to understand, even “hands-on,” how the solutions currently available on the market can be used to improve their competitiveness.