ABB or better known as ASEA Brown Boveri is yet one of the most advance and innovative multinational company in Switzerland. They are globally known for operating and manufacturing robotics, power systems and automation technology products. ABB has ranked as the 286th largest company by revenue this last 2016 in the Fortune Global 500 list. And as one of the largest engineering institution in the world, they operate in more than 100 countries with 132,000 employees.
What is ABB Group?
It was in the 19th century when Ludvig Fredholm (ASEA) and Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) created the Asea Brown Boveri wherein both companies are experts in electrical light and generators manufacturing and production of AC and DC motors, generators, steam turbines and transformers respectively.
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The ABB Group for more than four decades continuously uphold its integrity in being the catalyst through industrial digitalization. The passion to create, connect and produced digitalized equipment and systems have led to efficient safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure spread all over the globe.
ABB Company Profile
The booming growth of the company have started around 1988 when ASEA and BBC have merged and creating a new company in Zurich, Switzerland, thus ABB. After a couple of years, the company has launched Azipod, a family of electric propulsion systems that are fixed to the outside of ships providing both thrust and stearing functions.
After which comes the FlexPicker and the ground breaking high-voltage shore-to-ship electric power, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships berthed at the Swedish port of Gothenburg. And for the past decades, ABB have reached the Southeast Asia to extend its services and recently have successfully designed and develop a hybrid DC breaker a hybrid DC breaker suitable for the creation of large inter-regional DC grids. This breakthrough solves a technical challenge that has been left unresolved for over a hundred years and was perhaps one of the main influencers in the ‘war of currents’.
ABB Products, Industries
As the world’s largest builder of electricity grids it has four production divisions after being recognized just this January 2017. ABB is just one of the few large companies that have effectively executed the matrix structure in their association. Here are some of the variety of products that ABB takes pride of.
- Electrification Products
They offer a range of digital and connected innovation for low and medium voltage, including EV infrastructure, solar inverters, modular substations, distribution automation, and power protection, wiring accessories, switchgear, enclosures, cabling, sensing and control.
- Robotics and Motion
ABB has motor, generators, drives, mechanical power transmission, robotics, wind and traction converters.
- Industrial Automation
Offering products, systems and services designed to optimize the productivity of industrial processes. They do have turnkey engineering, control systems, measurements products, life cycle services, outsourced maintenance and industry specific products like electric propulsion for ships, mine hoists, turbochargers and pulp testing equipment.
- Power Grids
ABB contributes power and automation products, systems, service and software solutions across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain. Its portfolio includes grid integration, transmission, distribution and automation solutions and a complete range of high voltage products and transformers.
ABB Inc. Headquarters and contact information
ABB is located in different continents such as Americas, Asia and Oceania, Europe and Middle East and Africa. You may also reach them at their main headquarters located at Affolternstrasse 44, CH-8050, Zurich, Switzerland or contact them at Tel. +41 (0)43 317 7111 and Fax +41(0) 433 174 420.
Just like any business, whether running for a long time or just a start-up, ABB continuously and will stop at nothing in creating, inventing, and innovating products that will bring difference in the world of production and effective work power.
Industry Electrical equipment
Founded 1988 through merger of ASEA (1883) of Sweden and Brown, Boveri & Cie (1891) of Switzerland