ABB widens digitalization and e-mobility offerings to Sarawak

Feb 28: ABB in Malaysia is set to deploy its full digitalization and e-mobility portfolio to complement Sarawak’s transformation as Malaysia’s rising economic powerhouse.
Blessed with inherently rich natural resources, Sarawak’s economy is largely driven by oil and gas production, timber harvesting and agriculture. But the landscape is rapidly changing with improved transportation and utility infrastructure generating growth of energy-intense sectors such as basic metal refining and production, food processing, timber and other wood-based manufacturing as well as biotechnology.

In its bid to leap ahead, Sarawak is set to harness the advantage of disruptive technologies to stamp its mark as Malaysia’s rising economic powerhouse. The state is creating its own Sarawak Multimedia Authority to regulate ICT infrastructure and digital technology utilization, in addition to forming the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation to coordinate initiatives ranging from infrastructure, e-government, talent development, e-commerce and cyber security.

“Digitalization is finding its way into every facet of our existence to create enormous potential in the areas of energy, industry, transport and infrastructure. The right ecosystem, strategies and investment will see a monumental shift, which presents immense opportunities,” said Jukka Poutanen, Managing Director, ABB Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

“Over the last year, we have geared ourselves by strengthening our footprint with a new branch office in Miri, in addition to our existing Kuching branch, which was established in the mid-1990s. The aim is to provide customers with a lever to raise their efficiency and become more competitive through ABB Ability™, our unified, cross-industry digital capability.”

In the energy sector, ABB digital technologies are in the forefront of powerful real-time control systems, digital substations, digital distribution transformers and smart sensors while for industries, ABB’s digitalization solutions are enabling a quantum leap in efficiency, oversight and control of as-sets, as well as lower energy consumption and cost.

Finally in promoting growth and expansion of the sustainable transportation sector, ABB is geared towards deploying its full e-mobility portfolio in Sarawak. “We are optimistic about opportunities in automated fast chargers for electric busses to enable zero emission public transportation in cities like Kuching. With our experience, high-quality electric charging systems and cloud-based connected platform through ABB Ability™, we look forward to bringing the future of smarter, reliable, and emission-free mobility to Sarawak,” Jukka remarked.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

ABB's history in Malaysia began when the first power generator was installed in 1904. ABB Malaysia currently employs around 620 people. It is a regional switchgear hub for medium voltage switchgear, low voltage switchgear and motor control centers serving key markets such as Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

For more information please contact:

Nirmala Devi
Head of Communications
ABB Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Phone: +603-5628 4888
ABB Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Lot 608, Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan,