ABB Ltd.

ABB Ltd.

ABB Ltd.

Date Founded



Affolternstrasse 44 Zurich, 8050, Switzerland

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Electrical Products
Other Transportation
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
Wholesale: Consumer Durables
Alternative Energy
Power & Utilities
Computer Software

Company Description

ABB Ltd. is a technology company, which engages in the development and provision of electrification, motion and automation solutions. It operates through the following business segments: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, Robotics & Discrete Automation and Corporate and Other. The Electrification segment manufactures and sells products and solutions which are designed to provide safer electrical flow from the substation to the socket. The Industrial Automation segment develops and sells integrated automation and electrification systems and solutions, such as process and discrete control solutions, advanced process control software and manufacturing execution systems, sensing, measurement and analytical instrumentation and solutions, electric ship propulsion systems, as well as large turbochargers. The Motion segment manufactures and sells motors, generators, drives, wind converters, mechanical power transmissions, complete electrical powertrain systems and related services and digital solutions for a wide range of applications in industry, transportation, infrastructure, and utilities. The Robotics & Discrete Automation segment develops and sells robotics and machinery automation solutions, including robots, controllers, software, function packages, cells, programmable logic controllers, industrial PCs, servo motion, engineered manufacturing solutions, turn-key solutions and collaborative robot solutions for a wide range of applications. The Corporate and Other segment includes headquarters, central research and development, the Company's real estate activities, Corporate Treasury Operations, historical operating activities of certain divested businesses and other non-core operating activities. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Secretary & General Counsel

Chief Counsel Corporate & Finance, Group Senior Vice President

Chief Communications Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Integrity Officer

President, Europe Region

Head, Antitrust Practice Group

President-Industrial Automation Division

Board of Directors

Officer in the Royal Swedish Naval Reserve at Swedish Defense Forces

Chief Executive Officer at Ultrapar Participaçoes SA

Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Koninklijke DSM NV

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Fluor Corporation

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer at Moderna, Inc.

Former Director at Philip Morris International, Inc.

Co-Founder at Cevian Capital AB

Director at Investor AB

Managing Director Hindalco Industries Limited at Aditya Birla Group

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Cevian Capital manages a concentrated portfolio, holding significant ownership positions in a limited number of European publicly-listed companies for lengthy periods. They generally invest in sound companies that are overlooked, misunderstood, or out-of-favor with investors. Their investment decisions are informed by a well-established, rigorous and proprietary fundamental research process, including comprehensive operational, commercial, financial, legal and governance analysis. The firm works with their portfolio companies to increase their long-term competitiveness, thereby creating meaningful and lasting value for all shareholders and other stakeholders.

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CSAM Schweiz is an active manager which invests in equities and fixed-income across sectors and market-caps.

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UBS Asset Management Switzerland offers investment capabilities across all major traditional and alternative asset classes.

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Troax AB, Troax Group AB purchase ABB Ltd. /Quick-Guard Fencing System from ABB Ltd.

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ABB Ltd. purchases Codian Robotics BV

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ABB Ltd. purchases Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. from Sequoia Capital China Advisors (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Jones Day

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Co-Chair of the Global Privacy Practice at Jones Day


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Etavis AG provides construction services. It is engaged in consulting, engineering and constructions of buildings. It specializes in the manufacturing of building systems and electrical installations in commercial, industrial and infrastructure buildings and in the installation and servicing of antennas for the mobile telecom industry. It also provides complementary technical building services and data network solutions. The company is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Acosense AB engages in the production and sale of Acospector Acoustic Chemometers. Its product, ACOspector, is an online instrument that uses acoustics to analyze liquids in pipes in real time. The company serves paper, food, chemical, and waste management industries. Acosense was founded by David Brohall on October 7, 2009 and is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Techno Electric & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Inactive) Engineering, Construction & Architecture | Kolkata, India

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Gunkul Engineering Public Co., Ltd. Electrical Products | Bangkok, Thailand

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