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Our businesses

ABB’s operations are organized into four global divisions, which in turn are made up of specific business units focused on particular industries and product categories. Click the links below for brief descriptions of the divisions.

Electrification

Offering

Technology across the full electrical value chain from substation to the point of consumption, enabling safer and more reliable power. A range of 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.

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 is the leading supplier of distributed control system (DCS).

Motion

Offering

ABB Motion keeps the world turning, while saving energy every day. Our pioneering drives, motors, generators products and integrated digital powertrain solutions are driving the low-carbon future for industries, cities, infrastructure and transportation.

Customers

Through our global presence we are always close to our customers. We help them optimize energy efficiency, improve safety and reliability and achieve precise control.

Key fact

ABB Motion keeps the world turning, while saving energy every day.

Robotics and Discrete Automation

Offering

Our Robotics & Discrete Automation business combines our machine and factory automation solutions with a comprehensive robotics solutions and applications suite.

Customers

Manufacturers, OEMs in a variety of industries and utilities, industry end users and transportation and infrastructure operators.

Key fact

The business is #2 globally, with a #1 position in robotics in the important, high-growth Chinese market, where we are expanding our innovation and production capacity by investing in a new robotics factory in Shanghai.