Ola To Deploy ABB Robotics And Automated Solutions At Its Scooter Factory

Ola, one of India’s leading ride-hailing and mobility companies, has announced that it selected ABB as one of its key partners for robotics and automation solutions for its factory in India.

The Ola EV factory is expected to be up and running before the end of 2021
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The Ola EV factory is expected to be up and running before the end of 2021

It was a barely a month ago that Ola announced its plans to set up a mega factory for its electric scooter in Tamil Nadu. The plant in Tamil Nadu will be the world’s largest scooter manufacturing facility, which will initially have an annual capacity of 2 million units and will generate 10,000 jobs in the region. Now, Ola has announced that ABB will be one of its key partners for robotics and automation solutions at the plant. The plant is expected to be up and ready before the end of 2021. The Ola mega-factory is also expected to be one of the most automated plants, with about 5,000 robots and automated guided vehicles in use once the factory is fully operational at its full capacity.

Also Read: Ola To Setup India’s Most Advanced EV Plant In Tamil Nadu

ABB will provide automation solutions to the plant’s manufacturing process lines which includes the painting and welding lines. ABB will also deploy robots for battery and motor assembly lines. These include ABB’s “IRB 5500” paint and “IRB 2600” Integrated Dressing robots in its painting and welding lines, and “IRB 6700” robots for assembly and material handling in the battery and motor assembly areas.


(Ola is in the process of setting up world’s largest scooter factory in India with an annual production of 2 million units)


Announcing the agreement, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola, “We are delighted to bring on board ABB, a global leader in robotics, machine automation and digital services, as a key supplier and partner for robotics and automation solutions that will be deployed at our scooter mega-factory. ABB’s solutions will be riding on Ola’s own proprietary AI engine and tech stack embedded in our scooter mega-factory. We are bringing in global expertise and stitching up partnerships that will help us build out our factory in record speed and roll out the first of our electric scooters in the coming months”.

Also Read: Ola Electric Scooter Spyshots Revealed


(Spyshots of the Ola electric scooter are already doing rounds on the internet)

ABB robots will be digitally integrated into Ola’s AI-enabled electric scooter manufacturing facility where the core purpose will be to optimise robot performance, productivity and product quality. The use of ABB’s robots and automation solutions will ensure remote digital connectivity and monitoring of the robots that will work in tandem with Ola’s proprietary AI engine and tech stack.


(Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, Ola, said that the company bringing in expertise from around the world for getting the Ola EV factory ready)

Commenting on the partnership, Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India and South Asia, said, “We are privileged to be an end to end partner of OLA Electric and contribute to the EV vision of this pathbreaking company and of our nation. ABB’s sustainable robotics automation solutions will complement the vision to build this mega factory to further the EV journey of our country. Our integrated automation package with digital connectivity, riding on OLA’s AI platform will be instrumental in the roll out of these world-class scooters for India and the rest of the world. Increased automation and robotics to make shop-floors safer, more productive and of impeccable quality will fast-track India’s transition to one of the leading agile, self-reliant and high-tech manufacturing economies of the world.”


The plant will serve as Ola’s global manufacturing hub for both India and international markets across Europe, UK, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

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