ABB presents 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider awards

by MM&D Online Staff

ABB-VP-2016-Award-WinnersAUBURN HILLS, Michigan—ABB, the global power and automation technology group, announced the 2016 North American Robotics Value Provider award winners. The awards were presented during ABB’s annual Robotics Value Provider Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Presenting the awards on behalf of ABB was Gustavo Sepulveda, ABB’s USA robotics general manager. The 2016 award winners are:

  • Most Innovative Solution Award Winner: GED Integrated Solutions
  • Outstanding Performance Co-Winner: Q Comp Technologies
  • Outstanding Performance Co-Winner: CIM Systems Inc.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: BluePrint Robotics

Accepting the awards were Bill Weaver, president and CEO, GED Integrated Solutions; Greg Whitney, vice president of engineering and manufacturing, Q Comp Technologies; Aaron Hogarth, regional sales manager, CIM Systems, Inc.; and Aaron Johnson, vice president and general manager, BluePrint Robotics.

“It is an honour to recognize these Value Providers with their respective awards,” said Sepulveda. “Each company demonstrated innovation, outstanding performance and leadership in their specific areas of expertise. We also strongly believe that their close working relationship with ABB is a key component of their success.”

ABB’s Robotics Value Provider Program is a part of an ABB wide global third party channel program. Within Robotics, the ABB Authorized Value Providers consists of automation integrators that meet both ABB’s and their customers’ high standards.

Many of the Value Provider partners have worked with ABB Robotics for 20 years or more and are recognized for their leadership within the robotics industry.

ABB’s robotics business unit is a supplier of industrial robots – also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending.

Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, machine tools, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. ABB has installed more than 250,000 robots worldwide.