ABB to open Lehigh Valley distribution center creating 100 jobs

ABB to open Lehigh Valley distribution center creating 100 jobs

  • Regional distribution center will stock more than 5,000 electrical products and reduce delivery times to some customers by up to 50%
  • Northeast facility brings business closer to contractors, distributors and industrial customers to increase efficiency and sustainability
  • Investment reinforces ABB’s commitment to growing U.S. market

ABB announced today it will open a distribution center for its Installation Products Division in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, creating more than 100 jobs. Located within 80 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, the nearly 350,000 square-foot regional distribution center will supply a wide range of electrical products to thousands of contractors, distributors and industrial customers throughout the Northeast United States.

“The United States is ABB’s largest single growth market, and the company has invested over $14 billion in the U.S. since 2010. Regionalizing our global supply chain in the Lehigh Valley community reduces our carbon footprint by bringing us closer to our customers to continue to meet their needs for safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions,” said Matthias Heilmann, President, ABB Installation Products Division. “This investment adds to over $100 million in Installation Products expansions and improvements we’ve made in the U.S. over the past few years to drive capacity and innovation.”

Expected to be fully operational in January 2023, the facility located near Allentown on nearly 10 acres in the Carson 33 park area of Palmer Township, Pa., will stock more than 5,000 electrical medium voltage, industrial and consumer market high-demand products such as Ty- Rap® cable ties, Color-Keyed® lugs, Steel City® commercial boxes and fittings, and Elastimold® cable accessories. Creating this regional distribution center will help boost ABB’s inventory availability and decrease delivery times to customers in more than a dozen states by up to 50 percent. This new facility adds to the existing Installation Products U.S. distribution footprint in Phoenix, Arizona, and Byhalia, Mississippi, and will help increase direct delivery routes from its distribution center in Mississippi.

“Our commitment is to provide our customers with products and solutions when and where they’re needed for critical construction, utility, industrial and infrastructure projects,” said Ralph Donati, General Manager, US and Latin America, ABB Installation Products. “A range of employment opportunities will be posted on ABB’s career page for interested candidates to apply online.”

ABB Installation Products is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of premium branded products used to manage the connection, protection and distribution of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With more than 200,000 products, ABB Installation Products has over a 100-year heritage of developing safe and smart solutions found wherever electricity is used.

ABB (NYSE: ABB) 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 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com

ABB Inc.’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 transforming how people live, connect and work by delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions. We are shaping the future trends of electrification, differentiating through technological and digital innovation while delivering an outstanding experience through operational excellence for our customers across utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and mobility. For more information visit https://go.abb/electrification.

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