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130 years in mining

Join ABB in celebrating 130 years in the mining industry

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130 years

130 years of passion in pioneering engineering.

130 years of pushing boundaries of technology.

130 years of creating success with our customers.

130 years of expertise grounded in the real world.

130 years of writing the future.


Creating a world of excellence and innovation has a long tradition within ABB

130 years ago, our first electrical motor for a mine hoist was commissioned in Sweden.

The world's first gearless mill drive, which we delivered over 50 years ago, is still grinding ore.


Just recently we commissioned the world's most powerful gearless conveyor drive, improving performance significantly and reducing CO2 emissions enormously.

Because we do not compromise on the health and safety of people working in mines, we have developed another market leading technology: ABB Ability™ Safety Plus, the first fully SIL 3 certified hoist solutions, ensuring the highest level of safety for people and materials.


We have developed ABB Ability™ MineOptimize, a platform to connect these innovations and facilitate the transition to the digital mine of the future. This approach offers mine operators a suite of digitally connected solutions, products and services that ensure the right people have the right information at the right time .


Committed to working with the mining industry towards a CO2-free, energy-efficient mine, we design all-electric mines where electrification and digital are fully integrated, from mine to port. Enabled by our digital and automation systems, we deliver smart power to optimize operations and energy usage.

This is how we build a sustainable future for miners and society

We are transforming the way mines operate, creating a digitally enabled environment that is safe, with a workforce carrying out exciting tasks.

We’ll continue to write the future of mining. Together.

#ManyMindsManyMines

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