Tag Archives: ABB

Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Food Safe Bearings

ABB launches new mounted ball line for food manufacturers In the food and beverage industry, equipment requires some of the most thorough maintenance. Failures due to water ingress, grease wash-out, and corrosion, as well as stringent health regulations and the effects of the cleaning chemicals this merit, are all regular headaches for food and beverage […]

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Recharge, Rethink

ABB news of both varieties: power grids, EV stations When you have 136,000 employees across 100 countries, I guess you grow to expect the good and the bad. Weathering the unexpected—and filtering negative outcomes—are probably woven into the company mantra. Heck, it’s sometimes even calculated to release one as a counterweight to the other. So […]

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Storage Wars: ‘A’ List

ABB and Amazon are all over the grid ABB just keeps making waves. The Swiss-based company, which officially absorbed Baldor in name to begin the month, has now released a new energy storage solution for residential “prosumers” that offers modular capacity increases, a high-voltage battery for greater efficiency, and flexibility in how the system is installed. […]

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A Day at the Market

New market analysis shows changing landscape A new report was released by HTF Market Intelligence this Monday, showing the current market shares held by major electrical apparatus companies and predicting future growth. The research covers the current market size of the global electrical apparatus market and its growth rates based on five-year history data along with company […]

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Speed Demons

ABB and Formula E partner for $15M motorsport sponsorship With its latest move, ABB has all the appearance of a company that’s in another lane. The Swiss conglomerate confirmed a sponsorship deal with Formula E, the first all-electric racing series, in a press release January 8. Reports project the deal to be worth around $15 […]

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A Bluesy Note

ABB to discontinue production in St. Louis; 120 jobs lost ABB announced Monday that it would discontinue production at its St. Louis facility, where power transformers are made, as part of a larger realignment to its power grid business. The Swiss engineering group’s Power Grids division has dropped by 9 percent in 2017, making it […]

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Power Move

ABB buys GE’s industrial solutions unit for $2.6 billion Swiss power firm ABB said it will buy General Electric’s industrial solutions unit for $2.6 billion, the companies announced Monday. For ABB, the acquisition targets a number one spot in the electrification market, where it currently competes with Schneider in utilities equipment services and power grid […]

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Expansion Teams, Pt. 2

Flanders again buys up new property for repair Flanders, the Evansville, Indiana-based manufacturer of heavy industry electric motors and generators, is breaking ground on a 6,750-square-foot administrative and warehouse building, adding to its footprint at 5785 S. Belvedere Ave., in Tucson. The company currently operates a 10,000 sq. foot repair facility off of Interstate 10. […]

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