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ABB builds $150m robotics plant in Shanghai

Swiss-based engineering group bolsters foothold in China despite fall in orders

SHANGHAI -- Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB has begun construction of a $150 million plant here to make automation equipment, eyeing the sector's growth potential in China and the rest of Asia.

The 67,000-sq.-meter facility, when completed in 2021, will replace a site that is one of the group's three global production factories.

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