ABB produces the 600,000th VD4 vacuum circuit-breaker in China

Xiamen, November 10, 2016 – ABB celebrated recently the roll-out of the 600,000th VD4 vacuum circuit breaker produced in the company’s medium-voltage products facility in Xiamen, China. Over 100 panel builders and the customer for the historic VD4 circuit-breaker witnessed the momentous event.
The VD4 vacuum circuit-breaker, one of ABB’s leading products, is used for control and protection of cables, overhead lines, substations, motors, and transformers. The Xiamen facility started producing VD4 in 1994. VD4’s success today in China is a manifestation of customers’ high recognition and acknowledgment for ABB’s proven technology and products.

“The production of the 600,000th VD4 circuit-breaker is a new milestone, as well as a new beginning for us. ABB is committed to ‘In China, for China and the world’ principle, and provides safety, reliable and intelligent products and services to China to help achieve the country’s energy and power ambitions. We would like to continue strengthening our relationship with our partners. Let’s write the future. Together,” said Mr. Xu Xiangdong, local business unit manager for Medium Voltage Products in China.

The ABB facility in Xiamen has an exemplary manufacturing process that includes a thorough and complete system for quality assurance, continuous improvement in technology and manufacturing processes to provide customers with high-quality products and services. By using automatic production lines and integrated manufacturing information systems, the factory can produce the circuit-breakers in a new era with significantly improved product quality and process efficiency, maximizing the product traceability and achieving the whole process of visualization.

Established in 1992, the ABB medium-voltage facility in Xiamen was the first ABB joint venture company in China. Since then, the factory has become one of the leading manufacturers of medium-voltage switchgear and circuit-breakers in the world. The company has consistently ranked among “China’s Top 100 Electric Companies”.