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ABB to build $150m robot factory in China with a digital twin

China is a key market for robotics. In 2017, one of every three robots sold in the world went to China, which purchased nearly 138,000 units. The deal with the Shanghai municipal government also includes a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement to support industry, energy, transport and infrastructure in the region.

ABB employs approximately 5,000 people in Shanghai, and the company’s robotics businesses in China employ more than 2,000 engineers, technology experts and operational leaders in 20 locations across the country. ABB has invested more than US$2.4 billion in China since 1992, with over 18,000 employees in total.

EMA MILANO – European Medicines Agency and the candidacy of Milan

EMA in MilanWith one of Europe’s best research and business environment, excellent links with Europe and the World, a vibrant world-class lifestyle as well as superb conditions for an efficient relocation, the candidacy of Milan fully supports the objective of ensuring continuity in the activity of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) during the post-Brexit transition from London.

Italy has the second largest pharmaceutical industry in Europe in terms of production volumes and is the world’s largest exporter of medicines per capita, with 60% of the country’s production taking place in the Lombardy Region.
Significant investment is made in the pharmaceutical sector in Lombardy:

  • over the past three years, €700m has been invested in clinical studies in the region, placing Italy third in the EU ranking of investments in the sector,
  • 8% of clinical studies are carried out for regulatory purposes and 27% for non-profit purposes,
  • 26% of Italian companies in the biotechnology industry are located in Milan area, with a turnover of €3.4m, accounting for 45% of the overall national turnover,
  • Malpensa airport
    Milano offers Europe at your fingertips, Ema Milano
    Milan is served by three major airports: Malpensa (MXP), with a wide network of European and international destinations; Linate (LIN), with convenient connections to European and Italian cities; and Orio al Serio (BGY), an operating base for all major European low-cost airlines. Nearly 1,300 weekly flights link Milan to 27 EU capitals.

    Pirelli Building
    Milano offers the Pirelli Building as site for the EMA.
    The Pirelli Building (named “The Pirellone”) is one of Milan’s landmark building, designed by acclaimed architect Gio Ponti in the 1950s and recently fully renovated, it’s few meters away from the railaway Central Station. The building is an imposing architectural work that stands 127 metres tall, an expression of lightness and rationality in glass, aluminium and steel.

    See below the promotional video of EMA MILANO.

    EMA MILANO website
    EMA MILANO (brochure)