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ABB’s operations are organized into five global divisions, which in turn are made up of specific business units focused on particular industries and product categories. Below are brief descriptions of the divisions. For more information on any one, click the link to visit the division portal.

Power Products

Offering

The product offering across voltage levels includes circuit breakers, switchgear, capacitors, instrument transformers, power distribution and traction transformers, as well as a complete range of medium voltage products.

Customers

Electric and other infrastructure utilities, industries across the spectrum and commercial enterprises.

Key fact

ABB is the world’s largest supplier of transformers and recently developed the highest-voltage direct current (DC) transformer ever.

Power Systems

Offering

Turnkey solutions for traditional and renewable energy based power generation plants, transmission grids and distribution networks. These solutions play a key role in the optimization of electricity generation and the evolution of more flexible, reliable and smarter grids.

Customers

Power generation, transmission and distribution utilities, other infrastructure utilities, industries across the spectrum and commercial enterprises.

Key fact

ABB pioneered HVDC technology nearly 60 years ago and has more than half of the world’s installed base.

Discrete Automation and Motion

Offering

Motors, generators, drives, mechanical power transmission, robotics, PLCs, wind converters, solar inverters, voltage regulators, rectifiers, UPS systems, excitation systems, traction converters, fast DC chargers.

Customers

Manufacturers, OEMs in a variety of industries, end users in a variety of process industries.

Key fact

ABB is the world’s largest supplier of industrial electric motors and drives.

Low Voltage Products

Offering

Products and solutions suitable for multiple electrical applications from residential home automation to industrial buildings, including low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems designed to ensure safety and reliability.

Customers

Distributors, installers, panel builders, OEMs, system integrators, contractors, architects and end users.

Key fact

ABB ships over 1 million products to customers worldwide every day.

Process Automation

Offering

Products, systems and services designed to optimize the productivity of industrial processes. Solutions include turnkey engineering, control systems, measurement products, life cycle services, outsourced maintenance and industry specific products (eg, electric propulsion for ships, mine hoists, turbochargers and pulp testing equipment).

Customers

Process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining, metals production, marine, pulp and paper, and cement.

Key fact

ABB delivered the world’s first power-from-shore solution for an offshore rig.

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