ABB Robotics has sold its first robot manufactured in the United States. The IRB 2600 robot is the first to be produced at the ABB Auburn Hills, Mich., facility, and was sold to Hitachi Powdered Metals USA. The compact robot will be used for material handling of in-process engine component parts at the Hitachi Greensburg, Ind., facility. In May 2015, ABB announced that it would begin producing robots at its Auburn Hills facility. The delivery of the first U.S. manufactured robot is consistent with the production schedule announced at the factory opening.