ABB announces strategic partnership with IPD

From September 1, 2020, IPD will become ABB’s preferred distributor in Australia for low voltage power distribution and control products* to the electrical wholesale market.

IPD has been servicing wholesalers, contractors, switchboard manufacturers, OEMs and utility customers in Australia for more than 60 years. ABB’s wholesaler customers will benefit from IPDs large-scale distribution network that provides greater availability and accessibility to the products customers need, when they need them.

Furthermore, from September 1, 2020, IPD will support ABB with customised distribution boards using ABB components. ABB will continue to support customers and facilitate their needs through IPD to provide the boards to customer requirements.

"ABB is a world leading manufacturer of products and solutions for the electrical market. We are proud to be partnering with them to further support the wholesale channel in Australia,” said Michael Sainsbury, Chief Executive Officer, IPD.

“This initiative will enable IPD to combine the world-class products and solutions of ABB, together with IPD’s best-in-class pre- and post-sales support and inventory commitment to ensure our customers enjoy a fantastic experience when procuring equipment for their needs.”

David Sullivan, Head of Electrification for ABB Australia added: “Given IPDs scale of operations, they will be in position to hold significant stock in Australia to widely serve the needs of our customers. This means broad access and availability of ABB products when and where our customers need them.”

ABB will continue to manufacturer, supply and invest in the full range of low voltage solutions to connect, protect, control and measure a wide range of electrical installations, enclosures, switchboards, electronics and electromechanical devices that improve the reliability and efficiency of customers’ activities across all major industries.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 50,000+ employees are dedicated to delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our portfolio protects, connects and optimizes the flow of electrical energy for smarter electricity distribution for utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. For more information visit


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