ABB just completed the acquisition of B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH), announced in April.

The acquisition of B&R, one of the world’s major players in the field of product- and software-based solutions for machine and factory automation, further strengthens the position of ABB, which extends its offer in areas where it was traditionally less competitive in order to become a major hub for automation, customer-centric and able to offer solutions that can meet all the customers’ needs.

B&R’s businesses will now become a part of the new division of ABB Group, Machine & Factory Automation, which includes PLCs too.

The integration process will be managed by a team of skilled professionals from both companies, and significant investments in B&R’s R&D activities have already been announced, in order to keep pursuing a growth strategy oriented on digital excellence.

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