ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
ABB's Low Voltage Products (LVP) division manufactures low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems to protect people, installations and electronic equipment from electrical overload. ABB's unique offering of electrical control and protection products enable customers to significantly reduce panel costs and meet global electrical standards.
ABB is the product of many acquisitions and mergers, but primarily the 1988 coming together of ASEA and BBC, formerly known as Brown Boveri. With this merger, two of the proudest and best-known names in European electrical engineering history founded ABB.
For more than 100 years, ABB and its predecessor companies have set the pace for innovation in technologies to harvest energy, improve productivity, safeguard the environment, increase profits, and more.
Our modern-day power and automation technologies are derived from the efforts of dozens of leading companies and thousands of talented individuals worldwide.
ABB scientists and technologists are continually innovating a comprehensive range of products, systems and services that increase energy efficiency, reliability and productivity for our industrial, utility and infrastructure customers.
Transmission of Electricity
Stromberg Motor Factory in Helsinki - 1922
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ABB has four leading business areas.
Writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification.
ABB's Electrification business offers a wide-ranging portfolio of products, digital solutions and services, from substation to socket, enabling safe, smart and sustainable electrification. Offerings encompass digital and connected innovations for low- and medium-voltage, including EV infrastructure, solar inverters, modular substations, distribution automation, power protection, wiring accessories, switchgear, enclosures, cabling, sensing and control.
Writing the future of safe and smart operations.
ABB's Industrial Automation business offers a broad range of solutions for process and hybrid industries, including industry-specific integrated automation, electrification and digital solutions, control technologies, software and advanced services, as well as measurement & analytics, and marine and turbocharging offerings. Industrial Automation is #2 in the market globally.
Writing the future of smart motion
ABB's Motion business is the largest supplier of drives and motors globally. We provide customers with the complete range of electrical motors, generators, drives and services, as well as mechanical power transmission products and integrated digital powertrain solutions. We serve a wide range of automation applications in transportation, infrastructure and the discrete and process industries.
Robotics & Discrete Automation
Writing the future of flexible manufacturing and smart machines
ABB's Robotics & Discrete Automation business provides value-added solutions in robotics, machine and factory automation. Our integrated automation solutions, our application expertise across a wide scope of industries and our global presence deliver tangible customer value. Our focus on innovation includes extensive work in artificial intelligence, an ecosystem of digital partnerships and the expansion of our production and research capabilities.
Food & Beverage
ABB automation solutions can help sharpen your quality and productivity while staying ahead of the ever-increasing expectations of your customers with competitiveness and agility.
Food and beverage makers today must manage many complexities in parallel: Uncompromising safety, hygiene and traceability. Continuous, reliable operations in extreme temperatures and corrosive environments. And shorter and shorter product cycles with greater variation. ABB can help you build the flexible, cost-effective production systems needed to manage your risks and gain the most from today's trends.
In the dynamic, fast-paced data center industry, a passion for change is essential. Having been at the forefront of industrial power and automation for over a century, it’s in our DNA. Like you, we feed off new challenges. And by partnering with us, you can be confident that whatever demands the future brings – from scale to speed to sustainability – we’ll work with you to find the answers and best data center solutions. You are the expert in your business and we’re here to support you wherever you – or your data center – are in the world.
Rail & Infrastructure
Rail is being rediscovered as a sustainable and energy-efficient form of transport. We understand the importance and implications of running these railway networks. We provide complete solutions that protect your infrastructure and meet the expectations of users and transport stakeholders for all key applications. These include infrastructure, passenger stations, control and signaling units, tunnels and rolling stock.
Oil & Gas
As a leading global player, ABB offers integrated solutions across the complete value chain of the Oil & Gas industry. ABB makes it easier to do business with, being the one-stop-shop from source to socket, and further offering the full integration and optimization of these products and solutions, backed by a global presence and service footprint.
ABB’s products save time and costs during project execution and ensure highest process uptime, with increased efficiency and maximized safety. They are designed for heavy duty industrial applications and extensively tested to withstand the requirements of the Oil & Gas industry helping ensure maximum safety, reliability and uptime. ABB’s range of products for these industries includes a complete range of switchgear, electrical houses and compact secondary substations suitable for extreme and harsh environments.
As the maritime industry moves towards new energy sources and autonomous operations, ABB’s technologies are redefining the future, bringing new levels of reliability, efficiency and sustainability to shipping.
We believe that future-proof ships will be built on the foundation of electricity. The electrical backbone, integrated with automation and control systems, is already transforming the industry to truly collaborative and automated operations.
ABB has provided electric systems for vessels for more than 110 years. Today, well over 1,300 ships employ ABB’s electric system, and more than 900 vessels are connected to the ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operation Centers for remote support.
It is our role as a frontrunner to drive this transformation and equip the marine industry with electric, digital and connected solutions that maximize the full potential of vessels and enable a safe, efficient and sustainable ship operations.
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05/10/2020Future proofing data centers for a sustainable tomorrow
Computationally intensive applications such as video on demand, autonomous vehicles and advanced 5G technologies are growing in popularity, driving the increase in data center demand and energy consumption.
11/07/2019ABB’s New DC Switches Bring Photovoltaic Installations to the Next Level
ABB offers a compact DC switch range that adapts to a wide variety of installation requirements: single, double and triple circuit applications, voltages up to 1500 V.
Supporting your success
At ABB we are committed to strengthening the ways in which we work with our distributor partners and have a wide range of digital tools to support them and the end customer, helping maximize opportunities for our continued success now and in the future
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ABB AbilityTM Marketplace
Explore ABB’s full end-to-end offering on the ABB.com website. Browse through the segments and learn about our latest products and systems updates on our dedicated Electrification homepage. The new Distribution Channel landing page is constantly being developed and provides useful information and links for our Distribution partners.
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