About ABB， Let’s write the future. Together.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that is writing the future of industrial digitalization. For more than four decades, we have been at the forefront, innovating digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems. Every day, we drive efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure globally. With a heritage spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.
ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.
Each year we dedicate around $1.5 billion to fund research and development activities driven by our 7,900 technologists in our four divisions and seven corporate research centers.
Maintaining our position as one of the world’s leading engineering companies requires technology leadership, global presence, application knowledge and strong local expertise. We create and support a comprehensive range of products, systems and services that increase energy efficiency, reliability and productivity for our industrial, utility and infrastructure customers.
ABB Corporate Research serves the entire company and, consequently, its scientists and engineers closely collaborate with R&D within the divisions. This partnership has provided the foundation for many of our pioneering technologies. ABB Corporate Research anchors and grows the core competencies needed to conduct research and development in power and automation products, solutions and services.
Corporate research centers
With locations in seven countries, our corporate research centers bring together an international team of highly skilled scientists.
Technologies to trust
Alfa Laval is today a world leader within the key technology areas of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. Our company was founded on a single brilliant invention and innovation remains at the heart of everything we do.
With more than 2500 patents, we provide worldwide solutions in areas that are vital to society both today and for the future.
Energy, Environment and Food
With the vision of creating better everyday conditions for people, Alfa Laval has developed products since 1883. The world is increasingly focused on saving energy and protecting the environment. Alfa Laval is committed to those goals. Our products are involved in treating water, reducing carbon emissions and minimizing water and energy consumption, as well as heating, cooling, separating and transporting food. These areas represent the core of Alfa Laval's expertise.
Alfa Laval is a leading global supplier of products and solutions for heat transfer, separation and fluid handling through our key products – heat exchangers, separators, pumps and valves. We currently play a vital role in areas that are crucial for society, such as energy optimization, environmental protection and food production.
Alfa Laval’s products are used in the manufacturing of food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. We are also used in nuclear power, onboard vessels; and in the engineering sector, mining industry and refinery sector as well as treating wastewater and creating a comfortable indoor climate.
More than 2500 patents
Good ideas lay the groundwork for profitable development. These good ideas combined with the company’s pioneering spirit have contributed to Alfa Laval’s strong global presence.
The company is known for focusing on innovation and new ways of thinking since its inception. Alfa Laval makes continuous and consistent investments designed to build, strengthen and develop the company’s global market leadership.
Alfa Laval currently holds more than 2500 patents, and invests approximately 2.5 percent of its sales in research and development launching between 35 and 40 new products every year.
Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization helps customers in nearly 100 countries to optimize their processes. We have 42 major production units (22 in Europe, 10 in Asia, 8 in the US and 2 in Latin America).
The company has over 17 000 employees, the majority of whom are located in Sweden, Denmark, India, China, the US and France.