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ABB Announces 2017 North American Value Provider Award Winners

POSTED 05/02/2017

Awards recognize select Value Providers for innovation, outstanding performance and leadership

ABB, the global power and automation technology group, is pleased to announce the 2017 Robotics Value Provider award winners for the Americas. The awards were presented during ABB’s annual Robotics Value Provider Conference the week of April 4th in Chicago, IL.

Presenting the awards on behalf of ABB were Sami Atiya, President of the ABB Robotics and Motion Division, and Per Vegard Nerseth, ABB Group Senior Vice President and Global Head of Robotics. The 2017 award winners are:

  • Most Innovative Solution Award Winner: House of Design, LLC of Nampa, ID;
  • Outstanding Performance Winner: Torfresma Industrial Ltda of Sao Miguel do Oeste, Brazil;
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Wolf Robotics, LLC of Ft. Collins, CO.

Accepting the awards were Ryan Okelberry, Co-owner, House of Design; Claudimar Bortolin, CEO, Torfresma Industrial; and Lance Guymon, Engineering Manager and Drew Akey, Project Manager, both of Wolf Robotics.

“It is an honor to recognize these Value Providers with their respective awards,” said Leonardo Leani, Global Channel Manager for  the ABB Robotics Business Unit. “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 its customers’ high standards.  Many of Value Provider partners have worked with ABB Robotics for 20 years or more and are recognized for their leadership within the robotics industry. Companies interested in more information on the Robotics Value Provider Program should contact Mark Handelsman, ABB Sales Channel Manager, at 248-245-8779.

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ABB Robotics is a leading 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. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 300,000 robots worldwide.

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