Groundbreaking projects that help make a better world

Our slogan says ABB stands for “Power and productivity for a better world.” This page highlights major projects in which our technologies help to make the world a better place by contributing to the economic success of our customers, the development of society, and the reduction or minimization of environmental impact.

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ABB press releases

  • ABB acquires Gomtec to expand collaborative robotics portfolio

    2015-04-14: Germany’s Gomtec has innovative technology and engineering expertise to support ABB’s shift towards collaborative robotic automation.

  • ABB introduces YuMi®, world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot

    2015-04-13: YuMi, another step in ABB’s Next Level strategy, heralds a new era of robotic coworkers that are able to work collaboratively on the same tasks with humans while still ensuring the safety of those around it.

  • Next level automation and power transmission – from ABB

    2015-04-12: The solutions ABB will showcase at this year’s Hanover Fair represent technological mile-stones and will be of special interest to customers in its core business segments: utilities, industry and transportation and infrastructure. ABB is setting the pace for the Internet of Things, Services and People, and will feature numerous innovations that boost productivity. One of these is YuMi, the world’s first industrial robot that can work hand-in-hand with people on an assembly line. For the power transmission sector, ABB will present its latest-generation underground and submarine cable system that requires less space and reduces the cost of high-voltage transmission.

  • ABB wins over $100 million power order to strengthen transmission grid in China

    2015-04-09: World’s first ultra-high-voltage DC 800kV connection to 750kV AC to enable reliable and efficient long distance power transmission

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