ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies, enabling utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 111,000 people.
As one of the world's leading engineering companies, ABB helps utility and industry customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way. ABB's technology competence, broad application know-how and global presence offer customers easy access to leading electrical engineering and industry automation solutions and systems.
Innovation and quality are key characteristics of their service and product offering. ABB is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. ABB ltd shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Zurich, Stockholm and New York.
The ABB group was formed in 1988, when the Swedish Asea and the Swiss BBC Brown Boveri merged under the name ABB. ABB's history dates back to 1883. BBC Brown Boveri was founded in 1891. ABB have 5 different divisions; Power Products, Power Systems, Automation Products, Process Automation and Robotics. There is also a downstream Oil and Gas business.
Their products, systems, solutions and services are used in many industries that affect people's daily lives.