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ABB (Asea Brown Boveri, S.A.)

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Postal address San Romualdo, 13
E-28037 Madrid. Spain
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Management team

Country Holding Officer: Antonio Freije. Country Finance Manager: Silvia Muriel. Country HR: Antonio Freije. Country Integrity Officer: Isabel Pérez-Coca. Country Communications & Government Relations Manager: Ricardo Martín. Country Sustainability Manager: Sandra Vidal. Country HSE Manager: José Carlos Ripoll. Motion Manager: Juan Bachiller. Robotics & Discrete Automation Manager: Sergio Martín. Industrial Automation Manager: Enric Giner. Electrification Manager: Alfonso González.

Activity ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource- efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation.

ABB has a long history of providing innovative and energy-efficient technologies to the rail sector, manufacturing and servicing all components and subsystems in urban, intercity and high-speed networks for rail infrastructure and rolling stock. We also provide life-cycle service support, including retrofits and maintenance for our large global installed base.

Main products and services

Rolling stock: product family BORDLINE®, (traction converters with integrated auxiliary converter, auxiliary converters, battery chargers and energy storage systems) traction motors & generators, auxiliary motors for HVAC and braking systems, surge arresters, low voltage products and services (wide portfolio for on-board applications), cable ties and protection systems and asset optimization and management solutions.

Infrastructure: High voltage switchgears, medium-voltage outdoor modules, medium voltage switchgears and breakers, traction rectifiers, low-voltage switchgears, panels and equipment, energy management systems ENVILINE (energy storage, energy recovery, energy dissipation), UPS, complete AC & DC traction substations, SCADA, flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), static frequency converters, programmable automation, consulting, asset optimization and management solutions.

E-mobility: Traction products and solutions for buses, commercial vehicles and industrial vehicles for construction and mining (Traction drives, traction and auxiliary motors and energy storage systems). Electric vehicle charging solutions: AC and DC chargers, e-bus substations, TOSA system.

Service: Activities throughout the lifecycle of your assets, lifecycle management, performance improvement, operational efficiency, software-based solutions to facilitate the integration of operational and information technologies and enable asset health management. Remote and/or face-to-face support, as well as failure analysis by recording records in operation/maintenance, etc. Stock of spare parts with immediate access available to the client. Global qualified service staff in the drive chain (motors, transformers, converters, chargers, etc.).


Top products: ROLLING STOCK AND TRACTION EQUIPMENT: 1. BORDLINE® CC Traction solutions. 2. BORDLINE® Energy Storage Systems. OTHERS: 3. ABB Ability™.


Activities by year

ABB won from Stadler Valencia orders worth $170 million to power more than 300 new trains and locomotives with highly energy-efficient traction technologies. They will be used in different European railway networks to modernize and reinforce train transportation in countries such as Spain, Portugal, UK, Germany or Austria, as well as in some European railway corridors.

A large part of the trains that will be powered by ABB technologies are based on Stadler’s tram-train CITYLINK model, a barrier-free light rail vehicle family specially designed to connect the city center with its metropolitan area without changing trains, providing a safe and highly comfortable ride. The scope of supply includes ABB’s traction converters and motors to power the trains and all these different trains will be powered by traction systems that are part of ABB’s Bordline® family. These systems convert the electrical energy from the overhead power line to the right voltage and frequency to drive the traction motors. The selected converters for CITYLINK will integrate all the power electronics – traction and auxiliary power – in one single box, minimizing vehicle weight, saving energy and easing maintenance. Bordline® Compact Converters to be installed in locomotives will additionally be optimized to increase energy efficiency and reduce lifecycle costs.

Areas All over the world.

Activities Mechanical construction, Electrification, Air conditioning equipment, Auxiliary electric equipment, Engineering and consulting, Maintenance, Others.
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