Into the digital age with ABB Ability

Mannheim, January 19, 2017 - Thanks to its current portfolio, leading power and automation technology group ABB is optimally positioned for the digital era. ABB Ability, the company's bundle of digital solutions and services, sets the pace of the fourth industrial revolution in all market sectors and offers every one of its customer’s true value added.
ABB Ability enables users to seize the opportunities presented by the Internet of Things. With the help of new ABB digital services and technologies, users can upgrade their existing systems to boost productivity through reduced downtime, greater efficiency and higher yields. The company's solutions and services tap into the benefits derived from rapidly expanding information and data flows.

For decades, ABB has been adding to a comprehensive pool of operational data and has gathered extensive experience in over twenty market sectors. The solid expertise it has developed in these markets enables ABB to comprehend the scientific, technical and business reasoning behind the decisions customers and prospects make. ABB uses its knowledge base to provide customer focused solutions and thereby contributes significantly to overcoming present-day challenges - efficiently and effectively.

Years of experience with digital technologies

ABB made digital technologies part of its DNA at a very early stage of their development. For over forty years, the company has equipped its devices and systems with software and interfaces to ensure trouble-free operation. Software and/or digital components are core features of fifty-five percent of the products the company sells.

In addition, ABB has an installed base of over

  • 70 million networked devices
  • 70,000 digital control systems
  • 6,000 enterprise-class software solutions
ABB and Microsoft have entered into a strategic partnership that aims to support industrial customers and offer added value digital solutions in sectors such as robotics, the shipping industry and harbors, electric vehicles and renewable energies. As a result, ABB customers now have access to one of the market's biggest cloud infrastructures.

In 2015, ABB in Germany generated sales revenues of EUR 3.40 billion and employed 10,480 persons. 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 more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.



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