ABB wins $2.5 million robotics contracts in Canada

    Robotics systems designed to improve productivity while eliminating
    safety risks

    MONTREAL, June 19 /CNW Telbec/ - ABB, the leading power and automation
technology group, Announced that it is delivering two standard robotics head
delivery systems for installation in two of Catalyst Paper's facilities
located in British Columbia.
    "We are confident that Catalyst Paper will secure sustainable savings and
significant efficiency gains to their roll finishing process," noted Sandy
Taylor, President of ABB Canada. "We are leveraging ABB's robotics expertise
acquired serving the automotive, pulp and paper markets, as well as other
industry segments to boost Catalyst's productivity by reducing variable costs.
    "Eliminating safety hazards while improving cycle times were key factors
for Catalyst Paper," said Tamara Mulcahy, General Manager of Canada's Robotics
Division. Using robots to perform dangerous tasks makes good business sense.
In addition, our customer is benefiting from increased throughput consistency
of the roll finishing line process."
    ABB's scope includes developing, installing and commissioning two robotic
head delivery systems comprising nine IRB 6600 robots at Catalyst's Crofton
and Elk Falls facilities respectively located in Crofton and near Campbell
River, British Columbia. This order underscores Catalyst's confidence in ABB
following the installation of four IRB robots in the Power River mill in 2006.

    Catalyst is a leading producer of mechanical printing papers in North
America, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company also
produces market kraft pulp and owns Western Canada's largest paper recycling
facility. With five mills employing 3,500 people at sites within a
160-kilometre radius on the south coast of BC, Catalyst has a combined annual
capacity of 2.4 million tonnes of product.

    ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that
enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while
lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around
100 countries and employs about 109,000 people. In Canada, (
employs over 1,800 people in about 25 facilities from coast to coast.

For further information:

For further information: Sandy Taylor, ABB Inc., (514) 856-6213,; Jean Guay, ABB Inc., (514) 856-6213,

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