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Let’s Write the Future in the United States, Together.

ABB’s U.S. operations are headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, and employ about 24,000 people in 100 communities in 25 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.


The U.S. represents ABB’s largest single growth market, which is why we’ve invested more than $14 billion here since 2010. In addition to plant expansions, ABB has dramatically expanded its US operations with the acquisitions of Baldor (motors and mechanical power transmission), Thomas & Betts (low-voltage products), Ventyx (enterprise software), PowerOne (solar inverters), Los Gatos Research (measurement instruments), B&R (industrial automation) and most recently, General Electric Industrial Solutions (electrification products).


ABB’s success has been driven particularly by a strong focus on research and development. One of our seven global research and development centers is located on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh along with ABB’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence and the regional headquarters for ABB’s power-related businesses.


This focus on technology development has produced numerous breakthroughs and industry firsts, many in the United States, from the world’s largest drive at NASA’s National Transonic Facility Wind Tunnel in Virginia to robots featured in the Terminator and Iron Man films. As part of Electrify America, ABB has been selected to supply its high power Terra HP charging stations as part of the largest electric vehicle charging network in the United States. As title partner in Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future.


Based in Zurich, Switzerland, ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. The firm’s shares are traded on the stock exchanges of New York, Zurich, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden.