ABB® is the largest builder of electricity grids in the world. It is active in many sectors with its core businesses being in power and automation technologies. ABB® serves transport, utility, and infrastructure customers through digitally enabled equipment including power grids, electrification products, industrial automation, as well as robotics. ABB® is also a title partner in Formula E, the first fully electric international FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Autombile) motorsport class.
According to its website, ABB® is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB® is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market-leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
Its Power Grids business is a global leader in power technologies and aspires to be the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The Power Grids business provides product, system, software and service solutions across the power value chain that are designed to meet the growing demand for electricity with minimum environmental impact. These solutions support utility, industry and transport & infrastructure customers to plan, build, operate and maintain their power infrastructure. They are designed to facilitate the safe, reliable and efficient integration, transmission and distribution of bulk and distributed energy generated from conventional and renewable sources.