ABB and Rimrock Corporation Announce new Robot Integration Company

Auburn Hills, Michigan and New Berlin, -- Ake Lindqvist, vice president Robotics, Automotive & Manufacturing Industries of ABB Inc., announced the sale of certain fixed assets of its former Robot Automation Systems Group in New Berlin, Wisconsin to Rimrock Corporation.

ABB and Rimrock have also signed a partner agreement for Rimrock Automation, Inc., the name of the new company. Rimrock Automation is owned by Rimrock Corporation, a foundry automation company that has been ABB's largest system integrator in North America.

This agreement will provide both ABB and Rimrock the ability to grow their market share in the manufacturing industry marketplace by building on the solid reputation in robotic automation that ABB's New Berlin operation has established over the past 20 years. Rimrock Automation plans to serve general industry customers for applications in material handling, machine tending and material removal .

Rimrock Automation will establish operations in New Berlin and will offer opportunities to some of ABB's current employees. Bruce Meyer, former vice president and general manager of ABB's Manufacturing Industries operations in New Berlin, will be the vice president and general manager of the new operation.

Rimrock Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been a leading provider of machinery and automation equipment to the die casting industry for more than 35 years

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact.

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