Providing automation and power solutions in New Zealand for 80 years
In 2013 ABB in New Zealand achieved the significant milestone of being part of the country's electricity and manufacturing industries for 80 years.
The founding company for ABB in New Zealand was ASEA, which was incorporated as a subsidiary of ASEA Electric NZ Limited on 9th March 1933. This was not the beginning, however, as ASEA had been selling products to New Zealand for many years with the first delivery of a transformer to a Wellington customer in 1898 and the supply of hydro generators in the 1920s.
We look back at a few highlights of ABB’s long history in New Zealand.