ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the company employs 150,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. ABB ships over 1 million products to customers worldwide every day!
The company in its current form was created in 1988, and quickly established a presence in the US through acquisitions as well as organic growth. This focus on technology development has produced numerous breakthroughs and industry firsts, many in the United States, from the worlds largest drive at NASA's National Transonic Facility Wind Tunnel in Virginia to the world's largest battery energy storage system in Fairbanks, Alaska. ABB has even supplied robots featured in the Terminator and Iron Man films.
The tour will focus on wire, assembly and test of Medium Voltage Swgr and Reclosers. Topics to be presented include distribution automation design, ie SmartGrid and Vacuum technology.
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