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ABB (Asea Brown Boveri, S.A.)

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Postal address San Romualdo, 13
E-28037 Madrid. Spain
Telephone +34 901 76 07 62   E-mail Web  
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ABB 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 over 140 years of excellence, ABB’s more than 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.

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: Ruth Solozábal.

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

Main products and services

Rolling stock: product family BORDLINE®, (traction converters with integrated auxiliary converter, auxiliary converters, battery chargers and energy storage systems), auxiliary power converter POWERBRIX®, 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. 3. Auxiliary power converter POWERBRIX®.


Activities by year

Thanks to ABB’s energy-efficient traction converters, the new rack-and-pinion railcars in Pilatus Mountain in Switzerland will consume 30 percent less energy than the previous generation of trains. The custom-designed ABB traction converter solution is compactly housed in a single enclosure. Two traction converters are installed underneath each train unit. They convert the electrical energy from the overhead line into the voltage and frequency required to drive the traction motors.

Beyond railway, ABB partners with First Mode to power fleet of zero-emission mining haulage trucks.  Earlier 2023, ABB was awarded an order by global carbon reduction company, First Mode to supply energy storage systems (ESS) for a fleet of zero-emission mining haulage trucks. A project that will demonstrate ABB’s capability to help companies electrify transportation to eliminate the use of diesel fuel in even the most challenging of operations.

First Mode’s order for 80 ABB BORDLINE® ESS based on lithium-ion battery technology extends the companies’ collaborative efforts in the electrification of heavy transport. In 2022, First Mode utilized ABB’s megawatt-scale DC-to-DC converter and on-site engineering expertise to launch the world’s first ultra-class haulage truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. According to First Mode, replacing just one diesel truck with an electric model would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,700 metric tons a year — about the same as taking 700 passenger cars off the road.

Areas All over the world.

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