The China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019 was officially unveiled at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai on November 5. ABB came on this grand stage with over 40 innovative technologies from 8 countries, presenting ABB’s latest R&D achievements and advanced applications in the fields of smart manufacturing, smart energy, smart transportation and smart city. ABB will also sign a slew of cooperation agreements with customers and partners at the event, seeking for new opportunities for win-win cooperation.
“President Xi made it clear that China will only open itself increasingly wider, which expressed China's firm confidence in continuously promoting a new pattern of all-round opening up. Opening-up, cooperation, reform and innovation - these are the key words that impressed me most.” remarked Zhang Zhiqiang, Senior Vice President, ABB Group and Country Managing Director at ABB China, “China's new round of high-level opening up and optimization of the business environment are unlocking many new market opportunities, attracting international companies like ABB to further expand our footprint in China. From the opening of ABB Xiamen Hub to the ground-breaking of ABB's new Robotics Factory of the Future in Shanghai, from the Open Innovation Center to the ABB Future Lab, ABB's recent actions in China are the best embodiment of our 'In China, for China and the World' commitment. We are dedicated to driving industrial transformation and upgrade with our innovative technologies and to provide strong support to China's high-quality growth.”
- The ABB Ability™ Mobile Gas Leak Detection System made its debut in China at the CIIE 2019. The system leverages ABB software’s proven detection algorithm, various data collected by ABB analyzers, and the precise positioning service by BeiDou Navigation Satellite System to deliver a fast, precise and efficient “health examination” for gas pipeline networks, effectively guaranteeing the safety of city gas pipeline networks and promoting the development of smart city.
- ABB Drive Connectivity Panel is a new control panel that helps ABB drive products to connect with cloud services. With a plug-and-play feature, it can help the drives connect with cloud platforms to ensure high availability and reliability. Armed with the NB-IoT technology that provides stronger penetration capability, it provides customers with a highly cost-effective ABB Ability™ connection solution for a vast number of low-voltage drives, enabling easy cloud connection for devices while protecting data security. In addition, it also provides remote drive condition monitoring and remote digital services.
- The AI-empowered waste separation prototype is another highlight of ABB booth. The deep learning algorithm developed by ABB China R&D team, and ABB’s unique PickMaster system enables precise tracking of the conveyor, and ABB YuMi dual-arm collaborative robot completes the final separation. Furthermore, the operation data and device information will be uploaded to the cloud platform in real time, further analyzed and optimized in ABB AbilityTM applications.
Zijin Mining is one of the examples. ABB has been involved in many of Zijin’s projects in recent years including the Xinjiang Zijin project, Heilongjiang Qiqihar copper project, DR Congo and Serbia-based Zijin projects, by providing LV and MV electrical products and solutions, drives, control, soft starter, motors, generators, and robots. At the CIIE 2019, ABB’s four businesses will jointly sign a strategic cooperation agreement with Zijin Mining to further drive international cooperation.
Built upon years of close cooperation, ABB will also sign a Letter of Intent for Purchase with CNPC to further enlarge the cooperation space in such fields as automation, instruments, electrical, drives and motors. Following the successful collaborations in onshore businesses, ABB Turbocharging and CNPC will develop extensive and in-depth cooperation in such domains as shipping, offshore drilling, onshore drilling, gas compression, pipeline transportation, shale gas fracking, and power generation.
As a strategic partner of CNPC, ABB is invited to participate in CNPC International Cooperation Forum at CIIE and present a speech. Afterwards, the two parties will sign a Letter of Intent for Purchase to further enlarge the cooperation space in such fields as automation, instruments, electrical, drives and motors. Among them, ABB Local Business Line Distribution System of Electrification Business will expand the domestic refinery business with CNPC EPC companies, and ABB Local Business Line Turbocharging of Industrial Automation Business will deepen its collaboration with CNPC in the areas such as shale gas fracking, onshore drilling and shipping.
China is ABB’s second largest market worldwide. In alignment with the on-going economic transformation and upgrading, ABB launched ABB Ability™ digital platform and solutions in China in 2017, helping local customers improve efficiency, lower costs and enhance competitiveness in the digital era. In this September, ABB announced its strategic partnership with Huawei, aiming to drive forward China’s industrial digitalization. As China takes firm steps to open itself wider to the outside world, ABB will continuously work with its customers and partners to enable industry transformation and upgrading and write a digital future together.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s 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.