ABB opens new low voltage factory in Indonesia

2014-10-09 - Investment in expansion of local manufacturing in line with company’s strategy and PIE growth initiatives

Zurich, Switzerland, October 9 ABB today opened a new production facility in Cibitung, West Java, to double ABBs miniature circuit breaker (MCB) production capacity within the region, to meet growing market demands driven by rapid urbanization and the growing industrial sector. The move is in line with the companys PIE growth strategy (market penetration, innovation, expansion). The new facility will employ more than 200 people.

Tarak Mehta, head of ABB's Low Voltage Products division globally, said: "We see substantial growth opportunities for the low voltage business in Indonesia. The countrys strong economic growth prospects, coupled with a young population, is expected to increase demand in the residential, industrial and commercial construction sectors. Electricity demand grew by ten percent last year.

We are proud to expand our manufacturing presence in Indonesia. ABB is well positioned to support the economic success of the country and our customers, by delivering world class quality products manufactured locally. We have a broad range of leading solutions to protect, connect and control electricity as well as deliver energy efficiency.

The new factory is equipped with state of the art assembly automation and product testing equipment.
In Indonesia, ABB already operates a low voltage production facility in Cibitung.

Miniature circuit breakers are an electro-mechanical device that protect circuits from over voltage. This year, ABB is celebrating 90 years since it patented the technology in Germany. The company has manufactured almost one billion MCBs globally to date.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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