ABB Vietnam writes the future of smart manufacturing

10:19 | 18/07/2019 Companies

(VEN) - Vietnam Economic News’ Nguyen Huong spoke with Huynh Phong Phu, Local Business Manager of Robotics and Discrete Automation at the ABB Vietnam Co., Ltd.

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Could you briefly introduce ABB Vietnam’s operations?

ABB in Vietnam (www.abb.com.vn) is part of ABB Group (www.abb.com) - a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation, robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. ABB’s global operations are organized into five businesses, including Robotics and Discrete Automation.

ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business provides value-added solutions in robotics, machine and factory automation. Our integrated automation solutions, our application expertise across a wide scope of industries and our global presence deliver tangible customer value. Our focus on innovation includes extensive work in artificial intelligence, an ecosystem of digital partnerships and the expansion of our production and research capabilities through our US$150-million investment in a new world-class robotics factory in Shanghai.

In the past, ABB’s customers were international companies which already knew the benefits of using ABB robots. Now the number of Vietnamese customers is increasing by understanding the requirements of ensuring high quality, productivity and stability together with reducing production costs to increase competitiveness in the market.

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ABB robots have been applied in many fields of industrial production with the optimized software and solutions from over 40 years’ experience. Some applications include: picking, packing, pallet loading in consumer, food and beverage industries; Welding, cutting, metal processing in the automotive, motorbike, auxiliary industries, metal products manufacturing in general; Assembly and inspection in electronics industry.

Could you share your assessment on the trend of using industrial robots in Vietnam today?

The auxiliary manufacturing industry in Vietnam is growing more than ever while converging at the same time with many conditions: The emergence of large-scale manufacturers in the world such as Samsung, LG, Unilever in Vietnam, some of these production facilities are in the heart of the worldwide supply chain. Vietnamese manufacturers and assemblers have also developed to a large scale and complied with production regulations and standards of the world.

These two conditions have promoted the development of the auxiliary manufacturing enterprises. Product requirements and productivity also increased.

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ABB Vietnam will participate in Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2019 in Hanoi. Which products and solutions will it introduce?

At VME exhibition 2019, ABB will show a fully automated production demo with robots synchronously controlled by ABB AbilityTM Connected Services, a sophisticated suite of digital services.

Being delivered via ABB’s MyRobot, a single, intuitive interface, ABB AbilityTM Connected Services makes actionable data available anywhere and at any time to enhance robot uptime and optimize the performance of robotic systems. Customers will also experience the concept of a future and smart manufacturing, which ensures quality, productivity, price, stability and safety. In addition, we will also simulate a metal process from workpieces, welding, product bearing and finishing.

Nguyen Huong