ABB Automation Businesses Merge

December 13, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
ZURICH, Switzerland - ABB will merge its six automation business areas into three globally-focused businesses effective Jan. 1, 2004. According to ABB, the move is part of an evolution that began in late 2002 when the group merged two automation-related divisions and combined 11 business areas into six.

The new Process Automation business will be headed by Martinus Brandal, and will blend ABB's control products; its petroleum, chemicals, and life sciences units; plus its paper, minerals, marine, and turbocharging units.

Tom Sjökvist will lead the new Automation Products business, which merges the current low-voltage products and instruments, drives, motors, and power electronics units.

Bob Elisson will continue to head the ABB robotics, automotive, and manufacturing business, which is renamed Manufacturing Automation.

For further details, visit

Publication date: 12/15/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 World Energy Engineering Congress

Scenes from the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress in Washington, D.C.


NEWSMakers: Kari Arfstrom

Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, talks about the upcoming HVACR & Mechanical Conference. Posted on Jan. 23.

More Podcasts


NEWS 01-26-15 cover

2015 January 26

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Regional Standards

With regional standards for a/c equipment going into effect in 2015, how do you think it will impact the industry?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con