ABB inaugurates Cape Town offices

2013-04-18 - ABB, the leading power and automation company, announced today that they will be inaugurating their new offices in Milnerton, Cape Town, to better meet the infrastructure needs of the expanding market in the region.
ABB has grown its business through targeting electricity utilities and industry customers. Their five divisions include; power products, power systems, discrete automation and motion, low voltage products and process automation.

The state-of-the-art facility, which forms part of an environmentally sensitive park with all plants being indigenous to the area, was generally built in line with the energy efficient nature of the internationally acclaimed ABB brand and boasts some of the latest technology and energy saving concepts.

Situated on over 10 000m2, the building is divided into an admin block and workshop facilities. The admin block houses all five the ABB divisions and the workshop facilities house a turbo charger workshop, a medium voltage services facility, and a low voltage/drives distribution centre.

ABB Turbocharging solutions provide long term economical resolutions. The large number of ABB turbochargers in operation, long term feedback and field experience accumulated through the worldwide ABB Turbocharging service network ensure that customers benefit from continuous product development and improvement. While the ABB Medium Voltage Services provide for the maintenance, retrofitting, installation and commissioning of new and legacy medium voltage equipment and solutions to municipal, industrial and commercial customers for the provision and distribution of electrical power.

Over the past 100 years, electricity has become the world’s most flexible and reliable form of power. Throughout this development, ABB has been a pioneer and leader in electrical engineering and industry automation solutions and systems. Innovation and quality are key characteristics of their service and product offering.

“With the steady growth in the market and the move to Milnerton from Paarden Eiland was strategic and our employees have adjusted well. The investment in the new facility highlights our commitment to the Western Cape region. As more companies are steadily steering towards resource efficient buildings, our Milnerton facility serves as our commitment to the environment to lower our carbon footprint,” said recently appointed ABB CEO South Africa and Cluster Manager, Southern Africa, Leon Viljoen.

The new premises are situated at No.1 South Precinct, 4 Topaz Boulevard, Montague Park, Milnerton.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

For help with any technical terms in this release, please go to: www.abb.com/glossary


ABB South Africa Media Relations:
Natasha Mathebula
Tel: +27 10 202 6156
natasha.mathebula@za.abb.com


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