ABB in China – a history of innovation

In the last decades, China’s economy has experienced a remarkable period of rapid growth, making it the strongest economy in the world today based on the purchasing power parity. Building on ABB’s long-lasting presence in China, ABB is continuously investing in the country, further optimizing its business footprint and driving the localization of the whole value chain. With the country celebrating its New Year’s festivities, ABB is looking back at its commitment to China, home to some of the company’s most cutting-edge technological facilities.

ABB in China - a history of innovation: Looking back on ABB's landmark projects in China in 2019
ABB in China - a history of innovation: Looking back on ABB's landmark projects in China in 2019

ABB’s relationship with China dates back to 1907, when ABB delivered a steam boiler to the country. Today, ABB has a full range of business activities with nearly 19,500 employees across 131 cities in China. As a global innovation hub serving as powerful engine for the country’s growth and digital transformation, Shanghai is ABB’s most important manufacturing and R&D site – and with over 6,000 employees, ABB’s largest office in the world. The metropolis is also home to ABB’s revolutionary robotics factory and other state-of-the-art facilities.

Stay tuned this week and learn more about ABB's commitment to China. We'll reveal a new story each day - from the factory of the future and innovative solutions for China’s flourishing shipping industry to the development of a green charging ecosystem.

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