ABB plans to add 1,000 jobs in Brazil

Factory expansion and new product lines as part of a $200 million investment plan

Zurich, Switzerland, June 15, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced the acquisition of factory space in the municipality of Sorocaba, São Paulo, to help the company expand its portfolio of solutions and services in Brazil.

The 125,000 square meter factory located in the industrial complex of Sorocaba is the Group’s fourth location in Brazil. It will house new low-voltage and automation products, and is an important part of a $200 million investment in the country that is designed to expand ABB's offering and local production capacity in the infrastructure, energy and industrial segments.

The new complex is scheduled to be operating in about six months and by 2014 is expected to generate around one thousand jobs.

ABB has operated in Brazil since 1957, and currently employs four thousand people working in three manufacturing units, four service units and many regional offices. Main production sites include Blumenau, which produces distribution and dry transformers; Guarulhos, which manufactures high- and medium-voltage products, power transformers, power systems and substations; and Osasco, the company’s headquarters in Brazil, which produces automation, robotics, low-voltage products and service.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.

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