ABB celebrates 30 years of substainability commitment

ABB celebrates 30 years of substainability commitment

  • ABB is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its operation in Vietnam.
  • It will not only mark the company’s journey in localisation and automation with market needs, but also emphasizes ABB's long-term commitment to supporting the country’s industrial upgrading.
  • With its pioneering technologies, ABB will continue to contribute and walk hand in hand with the economy to its next phase of sustainable growth.

Laying the foundation early in Vietnam in 1993, ABB has been part of Vietnam’s industrial growth story by accelerating growth and economic sustainability. Over the past three decades, ABB has a strong presence in Vietnam with the four business areas of Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics and Discrete Automation.

ABB Vietnam: 30 years of writing the future of a sustainable Vietnam

ABB now boasts five facilities nationwide for local and regional markets - its headquarters and Robotics & Automation Solutions Center in Ho Chi Minh City; a representative office in Hanoi; and both an Electrification Distribution Solutions Factory and Robotics Technical and Service Center in Bac Ninh province.

ABB Vietnam, in particular, has participated in a series of key projects as the foundation for the development of the country, for instance, the country’s first oil refinery at Dung Quat; the Nui Phao mining project – one of the largest producers of tungsten, fluoride and bismuth in the world; Cao Son Mine – one of the largest conveyor projects in Asia; and many other key factories in the steel, paper and pulp, chemical, food and beverage industries; and a number of leading hospitals of Vietnam.

Vietnam is said to be one of the fastest growth digital economies in Southeaster Asia, the nation is also actively addressing challenges such as rapid urbanization, digitalization of production process, energy transformation and climate change to realise net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050. With the commitment to joint hand with Vietnam, ABB has been actively promoting new trends such as renewable energy, electric vehicles (EVs), and digital data. ABB is closely working with partners and customers to enable customers to optimise competitiveness and reduce environmental impact in a sustainable way.

The support of the latest ABB's expertise and technology write miracles as it made Tan Thang Cement become one of the most modern cement production plants in the region. ABB also marks a track record for Gia Hoét 1 and Tầm Bó - the region’s biggest floating solar complex or safeguards power to CMC Creative Space, one of Vietnam’s largest data centers.

Meanwhile, ABB has put Vietnam on the world's automotive map as it has supplied thousands of robots to help VinFast produce world-class electric motorcycles and cars at its facility in Hai Phong.

 ABB Vietnam has also supported many of Vietnam’s iconic buildings, such as Viettel’s headquarters become a symbol of innovation in the digital era and helped the largest telecommunications group in Vietnam achieve the objective of a green and sustainable asset.

The company has two robotics centers in Vietnam to enable faster response nationwide and support its customers to meet manufacturing goals. ABB's newly expanded factory manufacturing smart electrical distribution solutions with modular systems such as EcoFlex Ehouse, compact secondary substations, skids unit and digital switchgear panels.

Entering the next stage of growth

By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolios, ABB is pushing the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.

The primary factors driving demand are rising usage of electricity in sectors such as data centers and electric cars; fast economic expansion and urbanization in emerging economies; the need to use natural resources more efficiently; and clean energy. Digitalisation, innovation, modern manufacturing, and urban infrastructure are all examples of this. ABB's technology aligns perfectly with Vietnam's development roadmap.

“Joining hands with local partners to establish a full value chain and drive win-win growth in Vietnam market over three decades, ABB will continue our ongoing commitment  to becoming the partner of choice for Vietnam's sustainable growth in the next decades ” said Doan Van Hien, President of Electrification.

Reinforcing the commitments to next generation

Empowering the future of Vietnam's technology

Human resources and engineering education are essential economic assets that may help Vietnam develop sustainably. Thus, ABB is pioneering cooperation with top universities in Vietnam to improve the quality of human resources and develop the next generation of engineering professionals and address the challenges of the future.

The cooperation agreements like Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Industry, RMIT University, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh,.. also gives universities the opportunity to teach, practice and exchange technology knowledge with ABB, while talented engineering students from difficult family background can be benefited from ABB’s scholarship programs.

ABB has partnered with universities to develop training program on the latest IEC standards while providing support of modern equipment and technologies such as the first smart grid lab in Vietnam, smart home, RobotStudio, etc.

“With the impact of 4.0 Industrial Revolution, education and training must be closely aligned with practical requirement and societal need. Parnerting with business like ABB to develop modern training model contribute to the effectiveness training, enabling students to access the world’s new technologies, building skills, technical and engineering mindset and helping them solid background for the future,” said Phan Hong Hai, Reactor Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh.

ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s 105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

For more information please contact:

Media Relations
Thuy PhamThu

Phone: +84 24 37480999

ABB Vietnam
19th Floor, Friendship Tower, No.31 Le Duan street, Ward Ben Nghe, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City


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