ABB E-mobility has opened its largest ever production site for DC fast charging stations in Valdarno, Tuscany. With the new competence center for electromobility, the company is consolidating its position as the world’s leading provider of e-charging solutions. The factory manufactures the entire ABB portfolio of DC charging stations, supporting the electrification of the entire transport sector. By investing $30 million in the new center of excellence, ABB has more than doubled its production capacity over the past two years. The opening of the new 16,000 square meter factory in Valdarno enables the production of more than 10,000 additional DC charging stations per year.
Thanks to seven production lines, a DC fast charger is manufactured every 20 minutes in the state-of-the-art production facility – ABB is thus setting new standards in the industry. More than 400 charging processes can be simulated daily on 15 test benches. Integrated automation solutions connect production with the innovative automated warehouse. This ensures optimized inventory control, complete traceability and efficient operation, which is supported by driverless transport vehicles (Automated Guided Vehicles) and handling vehicles. www.abb.com