On July 1st, 2019, ABB celebrated the 25th anniversary of ABB LV Installation Materials Co., Ltd. Beijing (ABB LV Beijing), China. Government officials from Investment Promotion Bureau of Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, ABB Group management and more than 150 customers and partners from all over the country were invited to attend the celebration ceremony. As part of the celebration, the new ABB Customer Experience Center for smarter buildings was officially opened, presenting the latest innovations for smart buildings.
The ABB Customer Experience Center in Beijing highlights the possibilities for smarter living and working, contributing to the development of smart cities with infrastructure upgrades, carbon-free transportation and energy savings. In the center, the intelligent building control system, provided by ABB i-bus® KNX, integrates advanced technology solutions such as visual intercom, CCTV, face recognition, fingerprint recognition, proximity sensing and voice control. With this customer experience center ABB China will be able to showcase its ability to deliver innovative, world-class smart building technology to Chinese customers.
Established in 1994 by ABB China and Beijing Jingyi Jingye Electrical Technology Co., Ltd, ABB LV Installation Materials Co., Ltd. Beijing, is now part of the Electrification business of ABB (China) Ltd., and manufactures enclosures, DIN-rail devices, conventional wiring accessories, and intelligent building control products. Behind the company in Beijing is 128 years of ABB experience in electrical engineering and the implementation of advanced pioneering technology, which has helped in the creation of a complete range of high-quality low-voltage products for the Chinese market. These products have found wide application in both rural and urban buildings, industries and utilities.
“Over its 25 years in operation, ABB LV Beijing has been continuously promoting lean manufacturing operations, and pursuing quality and pioneering technology, production efficiency and new product development,” said Oliver Iltisberger, Managing Director of Smart Buildings business line, Electrification business. “Incorporating one of ABB’s global R&D centers, the company is now able to manufacture smart building products in China, for China, expanding from enclosures and DIN-rail production to the development and manufacturing of conventional wiring accessories, and now intelligent building control products that meet the needs of the Chinese market.
“The building segment is evolving rapidly, with an ever increasing focus on integrated digital solutions and automated manufacturing processes. We are confident we will maintain our leading position in all our markets from the more traditional through to the newer smart building technologies.”
James Zhao, lead business manager, Electrification business in China, said: “The development of ABB LV Beijing factory over the past 25 years reflects ABB's commitment to being close to Chinese customers and sustainable value creation. We look forward to making a continuous contribution to China's economic development, using innovative digital solutions to help Chinese users improve energy efficiency and productivity in segments and to make our cities more livable, workable and sustainable.”
During the celebration, four new products for smart buildings were specifically highlighted: Caldion®Room Temperature Controller, XuanZhi Air Quality Detector, XuanZhi Flush Mount Wireless Charger and Welcome IP Door Entry System.
The company has had many successes in China: The Great Hall of the People, Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway, HZM bridge, 2022 Winter Olympics stadiums and more than 3,000 key projects and landmarks. In addition, ABB products have been recognized and honored with awards. In 1988, ABB LV Beijing became the sole supplier of miniature circuit breakers for the "one household, one meter" project in Beijing; meanwhile, the company has actively participated in ABB global R&D projects, such as the development of the MCB S200, which was released globally in 2010 and exported to more than 30 countries. Furthermore, the Uni-art series won the “Excellent Prize of 2011 China Red Star Design Award” while Xuan Zhi received the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018”, which was held by the famous Germany Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.
After 25 years of continuous development, the factory has evolved into a highly automated intelligent manufacturing plant, which has enabled it to remain competitive. In December 2018, ABB LV Beijing was awarded the 2018 Beijing intelligent manufacturing benchmarking enterprise title. It is another milestone, which marks its accomplishment as a world-class factory with focus on innovation, quality and design for our customers.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with near 20,000 employees located in more than 130 cities, 44 local companies, and online and offline channels across around 700 cities. www.abb.com
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