ABB has acquired Codian Robotics, a provider of delta robots, which are used primarily for high-precision pick and place applications.
Codian Robotics offers hygienic design line, ideal for hygiene-sensitive industries including food and beverage and pharmaceuticals.
Codian Robotics is located in Ede, Netherlands and employs 20 people. The company will continue to serve its customers directly. The acquisition was signed and closed on October 1, 2020 and both parties agreed not to disclose any details regarding the purchase price.
“Codian Robotics’ technologies and industry expertise are the perfect addition to our suite of food and beverage, pharmaceutical, service robotics and logistics solutions, while supporting ABB’s machine-centric robotics offering,” said Sami Atiya, president of ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation.
While the majority of robots in the food and beverage industry are not designed for touching food, Codian Robotics’ portfolio includes a hygienic design that allows safe, open food processing.
In the future, ABB will be able to provide its customers with a broader range of delta robots and integrated solutions from a single source, contributing to ABB’s machine-centric robotics strategy which integrates machine automation and robot control into a single platform.