ABB opens new automation and power service office in Louisiana

Office near Lake Charles is part of ongoing investment to serve customers in the US Gulf region

Sulphur, Louisiana, April 8, 2015 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has opened a new local service office near Lake Charles, Louisiana. The office will provide services and support for ABB's automation and power portfolio including control systems (System 800xA, Symphony Plus, and heritage control systems), instrumentation, analytical products, low voltage drives, and power systems and products.


The new office will be staffed with engineering, support and training personnel and will offer scheduled in-center training, as well as customized training courses. It is scheduled to open in mid-April 2015. ABB will hold an open house for its customers on April 15, 2015, from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. The address is 2492 South Cities Service Highway, Calcasieu Parish, Sulphur, Louisiana 70663.

The open house will feature a wide variety of ABB automation and power equipment including wireless communications, measurement and analytical products (instrumentation, level and process analytics), gas insulated switchgear, protection relays and other control and power products.

ABB has established local resources to serve its industry customers in the Gulf region, which is a major hub for energy, oil, gas, chemical and petrochemical industries in the United States, and has recently announced several new investments in the area.

"We are expanding our footprint in the Gulf region to better serve our customers here, with local service and support resources that work with our global experts," said Kevin Kosisko, Americas Region Division Manager, Process Automation for ABB. "This office nicely complements our recent expansions in this area, including the Automation and Power Center in Houston and new level measurement factory currently under construction in Baton Rouge."

Last month, ABB held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new 75,000-sq-ft level measurement factory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and announced that it is developing a new Automation and Power Center in Houston that will showcase ABB's full offering to help utility, industry and infrastructure companies increase their productivity and energy efficiency while maintaining the highest level safety and reliability.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. The company has invested heavily in North America over the past five years, with acquisitions totaling nearly $10 billion. ABB employs around 30,000 people throughout the region.

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