Turati S.p.A. - History of ADB

The Automation and Distribution Boards (or ADB) was a private owned company - Turati S.p.A. – until 1995, when ABB purchased the operations. Land and building still belong to Turati Family.

At that time, the company was specialised in the production of enclosures for application in the Automation market.

Soon after the acquisition, ABB decided to develop a new and parallel range of distribution boards with the purpose of selling to the market a complete distribution system (i.e. breakers, DIN Rail, Enclosures).

Starting from 1998, ADB produced the two ranges of products (automation range, IS, and Distribution named ArTu), mainly sold on the domestic markets. From 2000 on, ADB started sales in export markets and giving licences to local Sales Organisations.