ABB unveils Common Technology Center (CTC) in Hangzhou, China

ABB unveils Common Technology Center (CTC) in Hangzhou, China

The new setup will bolster regional business development while reinforcing China’s R&D capabilities in process automation.

Ribbon cutting ceremony - unveiling of CTC in Hangzhou China
Ribbon cutting ceremony - unveiling of CTC in Hangzhou China

ABB’s Industrial Automation (IA) Business launched the Hangzhou CTC on December 1, 2020, in an event attended by leaders from ABB in China and local officials. The new technology center provides a cross-functional junction for R&D projects and a platform for collaboration.

The center is IA’s third CTC worldwide, and with a solid team of about 100 R&D professionals, it will allow ABB to focus on innovation and take proactive steps to streamline its cutting-edge products, solutions and services with localized technology and applications.

“The Hangzhou CTC will help to further develop ABB’s leading digital technologies and process automation systems, helping industries to optimize operations to boost profitability and sustainability, e.g. by providing seamless support in creating value from big data in operations. This center will play a critical role in China, across Asia, opening up growth opportunities in the region, as well on a global scale” said Bernhard Eschermann, Head of Technology, Industrial Automation, ABB.

In the opening ceremony, Haibo Jiang, Head of Industrial Automation, ABB in China, said: “The city of Hangzhou has successfully integrated some of the most advanced technologies into its infrastructure, and shares its open-minded, inclusive and innovative culture with our CTC. A partnership between ABB and Hangzhou will unlock greater opportunities for our customers across industrial sectors.”

A host of local government representatives attended the ceremony, including Jianhong Ye, Director of Management Committee of Xiaoshan district, Secretary of the Party and Labor Union of Xiaoshan Economic Development Zone, and member of the Standing Committee of Xiaoshan District Committee; Shiying Ni, Deputy Chief of Xiaoshan District Government; Gang Lai, Deputy Director of Management Committee and member of the Party Working Committee of Xiaoshan Economic and Technological Development Zone.

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, has been at the forefront of development and technology in China. For more than a decade, ABB has operated an R&D center for process automation in the city as part of its “In China, for China and the world” strategy. This predecessor to the CTC has developed a comprehensive set of skills for supporting the full life cycle of ABB products.

ABB Industrial Automation ABB’s Industrial Automation business offers a broad range of products, systems and solutions for customers in the process and hybrid industries. These include industry-specific integrated automation, electrification and digital solutions, control technologies, software and lifecycle services, as well as measurement and analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings. ABB’s Industrial Automation business is #2 in the market globally. With deep domain knowledge, experience and expertise, ABB Industrial Automation helps customers increase their competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart and sustainable operations.

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.


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