NEW DELHI: Ola on Thursday announced that it has partnered with ABB to implement robotics and automation solutions at its mega-factory in India that will roll out the much-anticipated Ola electric scooter.
Ola’s mega-factory which is still under development in Hosur, Tamil Nadu, is expected to be ready and operational in a matter of months and according to the automaker, it will be the world’s largest scooter factory.
Ola will be deploying ABB’s automation solutions in the factory’s key manufacturing process lines which include the painting and the welding lines. And the ABB robots will be deployed in the battery and the motor assembly lines.
ABB’s IRB 5500 paint robots and the IRB 2600 dressing robots will be deployed in the painting and the welding lines while IRB 6700 robots will be utilized for assembly and material handling in the battery and motor assembly areas.
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The ABB robots will be integrated into Ola’s AI-enabled production facility to optimize the robot performance, productivity and product quality. Ola is building its mega-factory on Industry 4.0 principles and the facility will be powered by its own AI Engine that will be deeply integrated into all systems to optimize every aspect of the manufacturing process.
“We are delighted to bring on board ABB, a global leader in robotics, machine automation and digital services, as a key supplier and partner for robotics and automation solutions that will be deployed at our scooter mega-factory. ABB’s solutions will be riding on Ola’s own proprietary AI engine and tech stack embedded in our scooter mega-factory. We are bringing in global expertise and stitching up partnerships that will help us build out our factory in record speed and roll out the first of our electric scooters in the coming months,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and CEO, Ola.