130 years of creating success with our customers and partners

Our customers are joining us in celebrating ABB’s 130th anniversary in mining


Peter Ylivainio, Senior Maintenance Engineer at LKAB

Thank you Peter for your trust and for sharing your experience with ABB.

This means a lot to us as we, at ABB, are always pushing ourselves to serve our customers in the best way possible, and create success together.

“To have all our 18 hoists and two underground mines running 24/7 we have collaborated with ABB for more than seven decades, both with hardware and software installations and service agreements. Service agreements gives us useful input for our safety and maintenance work. We hope our work together will keep on developing and be successful for many decades more..” said Peter Ylivainio.

Jenny Gotthardsson, General Manager, Boliden Garpenberg Mine

Our thanks to Jenny for sharing your experience with ABB and for your continued trust.

At ABB, we take great pride in the spirit of collaboration and co-ownership of results that our customers entrust us with. 

“The most important thing is not about the history – it is about the future to come. We want to be the most climate-friendly metal producer in the world. We have high ambitions and we also have high expectations on ABB.” said Jenny Gotthardsson.  


Miners need experienced partners, and we need ambitious customers to drive the future of mining, so challenge accepted!

Sonosuke Ishii, Senior Vice President of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

130 years behind us, and the journey continues! With 26 years experience in the mining industry, Mehrzad Ashnagaran is now driving ABB’s all-electric mine approach to support the decarbonization of mining operations. He recently led the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Hitachi Construction Machinery to accelerate transition to all-electric mines. Sonosuke Ishii, Senior VP, shared a word to celebrate this important milestone.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with ABB to contribute to the electrification of the mining industry and the reduction of CO2 and realization of a sustainable society.” said Sonosuke Ishii.


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