ABB Group – Company Information

ABB Group – Company Overview

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Company ABB Group
Headquarters Affolternstrasse 44, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
Industry Electrical Equipment
Founder ASEA and BBC merger
Founded 1988
CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer
Employees 132,000 (2016)
NYSE stock symbol ABB
Total Revenue $33.828 billion (2016)
Net income $2,034 million (2016)
Website  http://new.abb.com/

ABB Group is a Swiss multinational robotics company, based in Zurich.

It is a global leader in power and automation technologies, with operations in approximately 100 countries.

ABB Group’s businesses are are organized into five global divisions:

Power Products – offers power distribution and traction transformers, circuit breakers, capacitors, switchgear, and instrument transformers.

Power Systems – provides turnkey solutions for power generation plants, distribution networks and transmission grids.

Discrete Automation and Motion – develops and markets drives, generators, motors, robotics, PLCs, wind converters, UPS systems, mechanical power transmission, voltage regulators, traction converters, excitation systems, fast DC chargers, solar inverters, and rectifiers.

Low Voltage Products – focuses on solutions for electrical applications, including low-voltage circuit breakers, switches, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cable systems.

Process Automation – offers products that optimize the productivity of industrial processes, including turnkey engineering, control systems, measurement products, life cycle services, outsourced maintenance and industry specific products.

ABB was created in 1988 following a merger of the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) and the Swedish corporation Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA).

The company is publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Stockholm Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)


ABB Group – Financial Results

Key Figures (in millions of USD) 2016* 2015*
Sales of products $27,816 $29,477
Gross profit $9,747 $10,134
Income from operations $2,987 $3,049
Income from continuing operations before taxes $2,799 $2,840
Net income attributable to ABB $1,899 $1,933
Total assets $39,499 $41,356
Total ABB stockholders’ equity $13,395 $14,481
Cash and equivalents, beginning of period $4,565 $5,443
Cash and equivalents, end of period $3,644 $4,565

*Years Ended December 31

Source: “ABB Group Form 20-F 2016”


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