ABB is investing $13 million (U.S.) in its manufacturing facility in Quebec, Canada. The facility is part of the company’s Installation Products division. The Zürich, Switzerland-based company said it is spending the money to increase production capacity and establish a research & development facility at its global center of excellence for cable tray manufacturing.
The company said the investment will support rising global demand, especially in the data center segment, and is ABB’s second multimillion-dollar investment in a Canadian site in the past 12 months.
The Iberville facility employs 300 people, including production, engineering, and quality specialists who design and manufacture cable trays for the North American market and international customers, according to ABB.
The integration of new automated equipment, ABB robotics technology, and an advanced design lab, along with the over 32,500 square feet of building improvements, is expected to boost the total production capacity of the 102,000 square-foot site by more than 30%, it said.
Microlectric meter sockets, Superstrut metal framing, and Joslyn Hi-Voltage switches are assembled at the facility for electric utility customers.
The investment is part of ABB’s five-year plan
ABB previously announced a $12 million investment in its Installation Products Division manufacturing facility in Pointe-Claire, Canada. These investments are part of a five-year strategy to integrate new digital processes and automation to enhance and expand efficiency and sustainability across its operations.
“ABB’s latest investment is part of a five-year strategy to advance our digital capabilities and foster continued innovation,” said Matthias Heilmann, president of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division. “Expanding production, integrating new technology, and bringing together our product design and engineering teams further strengthens our ability to deliver smart, safe, and sustainable solutions to Canadian and global customers.”
“This investment marks the next stage of our commitment to growth in Canada,” says Alain Quintal, Vice president and general manager of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division in Canada. “Building on our heritage and team’s expertise enables us to continue to deliver for our customers and to offer flexible career opportunities to be an employer of choice in the community where we’ve operated for over a century.”
With over 200,000 products under more than 38 premium brand names, ABB Installation Products solutions can be found wherever electricity is used, the company claimed.
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