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Addition of CEO page[edit]

Hello - I work in the Corporate Communications team at ABB Group, and I'm interested in adding a brief entry for our CEO, Ulrich Spreisshofer. I have a short biography and citations, which I am happy to share. Would anyone be willing to assist in this process? ABB Corporate Comms (talk) 12:27, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

20 April 2006[edit]

  • Asea Brown BoveriABB LtdRationale: The company has long since stopped using Asea Brown Boveri, and now uses only ABB Ltd. ABB is also registered by the company as a trademark throughout the world.

Please discuss/vote at Talk:Asea Brown Boveri. 129.35.204.162 20:33, 20 April 2006 (UTC)



  • In 2004, the manager of one of its Italian subsidiaries was fired for making "improper payments".
  • The new case, ABB said, revolves around payments made to intermediaries in Latin America and the Middle East "in connection with the [US] company's business, which is control software for utilities" [1]


ABB-Alstom Power and sold its interest in conventional power generation systems and rail transportation to Alstom Power. ABB's nuclear business was sold[6] to BNFL and merged into Westinghouse Electric Company.

ABB did not sell rail transportation business to Alstom. It divested the business (ADtranz) and then later sold its stake.ADtranz later was purchased by Bombardier —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.58.81.168 (talk) 19:24, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

I added the template since the nominator did not. Vegaswikian 07:01, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Oppose. ABB was the code for both an airline and a railroad. Given all of the other uses, I'm not convinced that leaving things the way they are would be a problem. The company also seems to go by the name ABB Group. Vegaswikian 07:01, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

I've removed this page's entry from Wikipedia:Requested moves due to a lack of consensus on the move. If this changes, feel free to add another request. --Lox (t,c) 10:04, 4 January 2006 (UTC)


Quote:

 A strong solutions focus leverages thousands of successful applications for manufacturers worldwide.

I wonder who wrote this article? 146.232.75.208 15:52, 3 October 2006 (UTC)


Anyone know if there is a history of Brown-Boveri's transmitter business from the 1930's onward? Erzahler 08:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Bad name[edit]

So we had two options: ABB which is "more correct", or "Asea Brown Boveri" which was "less redundant". So which one was used for the title? BOTH!

Let's call this "ABB Group", no? That's what it's linked to from ABB disambig. Note that theoretical problem with "ABB" being an airline call sign has never resulted in problems with similar namespace collisions in the past, so to be honest I see no reason not to call this "ABB" and leave it at that.

Maury Markowitz (talk) 21:34, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

International Combustion Ltd[edit]

I'd like to add a section on International Combustion Ltd (ICL) but I don't yet have enough information. ICL was based at Sinfin, Derby and was bought by Rolls-Royce in the 1990s [2]. Rolls-Royce sold it to ABB in 1997 [3]. Can anyone expand on this? Biscuittin (talk) 09:06, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

What is/was the connection between ICL and International Combustion (Holdings) Limited, see Clarke Chapman? Biscuittin (talk) 09:17, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
I have added a brief note at ABB_Group#History. Biscuittin (talk) 09:36, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

asea motor relay starters[edit]

i have a ASEA 3ph 4pole motor with the starter relay burnt out. 12 screw connections ZD1469045 on black block , can you help. vic.young.young@btinternet.com many thanks v young —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.148.177.206 (talk) 15:16, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

ABB did not sell its transportaion business to ALSTOM[edit]

ABB-Alstom Power and sold its interest in conventional power generation systems and rail transportation to Alstom Power. ABB's nuclear business was sold[6] to BNFL and merged into Westinghouse Electric Company.

ABB did not sell rail transportation business to Alstom. It divested the business (ADtranz) and then later sold its stake.ADtranz later was purchased by Bombardier —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.58.81.168 (talk) 19:25, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

re User:Hogantanya (self declared ABB-employee)[edit]

User:Hogantanya has made lot of edits recently to this ABB-page. On her user-page she states clearly that she works for ABB. (Also, she is very good in editing, including more difficult tasks such as referencing, so she might be getting experience under an other name). I see no problem so far, not even a Conflict of Interest. But I think the article needs a review by others, to wikifresh it. I did one section, separating some PR from facts. -DePiep (talk) 20:48, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

ABB of course welcomes a wikifresh review by the Wikipedia community, and I fully agree with removing the PR language. Most of the content that was removed by DePiep on 27 April was added by User:Sanketsingh [[4]] in October 2006. However, changing the divisional heading ‘Discrete Automation & Motion’ (DM) under Organizational Structure back to ‘Robotics’ is not correct as this is a business unit within the new DM division since January 2010. Please refer to the press [release], which is a reference in the ABB Group profile. An answer to DePiep's comment in brackets is available on my Hogantanya talk page.

User page -Hogantanya (talk) 15:44, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Well, clearly I was not targeting Hogantanya's edits, since I edited someone elses :-). Next, Robotics is a candidate for improvement, but the earlier name "Discrete Automation and Motion" is the internal ABB division name, and not very descriptive imo. -DePiep (talk) 10:53, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Yes, the DM section needs improving. Sorry, can't do anything about the new division name :-) -User:Hogantanya (talk) Hogantanya 08:46, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

ABB's Swedish investors: about one-third, not half[edit]

It says: "Fully half of ABB's shareholders reside in Sweden." under Primary investors. I can't find any evidence of this - does anyone know where it's come from? The text was added by User:Jacksonian3623 on 5 May 2009.[1] with nothing to back it up. ABB's investor relations department tells me: "about one-third of ABB's shareholders are Swedish". It is difficult to prove exactly as many (almost half) shareholders invest through nominees. It is true that ABB's biggest shareholder, Investor AB, is Swedish with 7.1% of shares and votes. To the best of ABB's knowledge, no other shareholder apart from BlackRock Inc. has 3% or more of all voting rights.[2] -User:Hogantanya (talk) Hogantanya 08:46, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Removed for the moment, can't find a supporting source. Can be restored if a reliable source found. Gr1st (talk) 17:44, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Link the German wiki[edit]

I notice the link to Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon is to the German wiki page, and this is acknowledged in the link (although its not obvious on the page). Is this correct? Talltim (talk) 21:41, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Job enquiry[edit]

Darren Powell 90 Hartsdown Road Margate Kent CT9 5RD darrenjohnLM@aol.com 077 9565 4547

27 June 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

I have gained substantial experience in various aspects within the safety/environmental industry, and continue to do so through study. I am a qualified auditor in fire safety, IOSH Managing Safely and environmental auditor, currently undergoing NEBOSH construction certificate, and would embrace the opportunity to work with a company such as yours. 

Additionally, I set myself very high standards within my professional and personal development, continually adapting and improving styles to meet any business and client requirements. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my application in more detail and look forward to hearing from you in the very near future. Yours faithfully,

                           Darren Powell  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.202.199.218 (talk) 14:34, 27 June 2013 (UTC) 

Stal-Laval[edit]

The former turbine maker Stal-Laval redirects to here, but is not mentioned in the article. Could someone who knows where Stal-Laval fits in to ABB history please add something? Davidships (talk) 13:57, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ABB_Group&limit=250&action=history
  2. ^ http://www.abb.com/cawp/abbzh259/88410baffb6a58bbc1256fba0035c89f.aspx