ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people. In Canada, ABB employs over 2,500 people in 40 locations from coast to coast.
As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way.
With our technology leadership, global presence, application knowledge and local expertise, we offer products, systems, solutions and services that allow our customers to improve their operations – whether they need to increase the reliability of a power grid or raise productivity in a factory.
Focusing on our core strengths in power and automation technologies, we strive for organic profitable growth. Our global manufacturing base ensures consistent top-quality products and systems – made in ABB – for customers around the world. Our customers have broad and easy access to ABB’s offerings - whether they buy from us directly or through distributors, wholesalers, system integrators or other partners.
ABB operates five divisions: Power Products, Power Systems, Automation Products, Process Automation and Robotics Division. Each of ABB’s divisions also offers a complete Service portfolio for power and automation customers.
Power Products are the key components to transmit and distribute electricity. The division incorporates ABB's manufacturing network for transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers (live tank and dead tank), instrument transformers and surge arrestors, cables and associated equipment. It also offers all the services needed to ensure products' performance and extend their lifespan.
Power Systems offers turnkey systems and services for power transmission and distribution grids, and for power plants. Substations and substation automation systems are key areas. Additional highlights include flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems and network management systems. In power generation, Power Systems offers the instrumentation, control and electrification of power plants.
This ABB business serves customers with energy efficient and reliable products to improve customers' productivity, including drives, motors and generators, low voltage products, instrumentation and analytical, and power electronics. More than one million products are shipped daily to end customers and channel partners, spanning a wide range of industry and utility operations, plus commercial and residential buildings.
The main focus of this ABB business is to provide customers with integrated solutions for control, plant optimization, and industry-specific application knowledge. The industries served include oil and gas, power, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, metals and minerals, marine, aerospace and turbocharging. Key customer benefits include improved asset productivity and energy savings.
ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots - also providing robot software, peripheral equipment, modular manufacturing cells and service for tasks such as welding, handling, assembly, painting and finishing, picking, packing, palletizing and machine tending. Key markets include automotive, plastics, metal fabrication, foundry, electronics, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. A strong solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 150,000 robots worldwide.
Service at ABB
Each of ABB’s divisions offers a complete portfolio of services to enhance the utilization and performance of equipment, processes and people.
Asset management services include assessment, strategy development, performance measurement, and maintenance services.
Customized asset management strategies are developed using baseline assessments completed by expert global resources working together with site personnel.
The complete service portfolio supports the asset management model. ABB asset management service categories include: asset lifecycle services, asset and process optimization services, reliability services and Full Service®, ABB’s outsourced maintenance solution.
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