ABB, a provider of technological solutions for the maritime industry, has inaugurated its Xiamen Hub, the company’s largest innovation and manufacturing centre.
The new site, which is situated in the coastal city of Xiamen, integrates the full value chain of ABB’s activities, including research and development, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service, as well as supply chain management and corporate functions.
The USD $300 million centre, which employs 3500 people, adds to the $2.4 billion ABB has invested in China since 1992.
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Equipped with environmentally sound materials and systems, such as ABB’s fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, the site sets new standards in sustainability.
According to a statement by ABB, the Xiamen Hub will primarily focus on the development and manufacturing of electrification products.
The inauguration ceremony of the Xiamen Hub was attended by Pei Jinjia, Secretary of the China’s Xiamen Municipal Committee, and other government representatives, as well as ABB customers from the transport & infrastructure sectors.
Chunyuan Gu, President of ABB’s Asia, Middle East and Africa region, said: “Xiamen has long been one of the most important industrial bases for ABB in China and globally.
“The city was home to our first joint venture in China 26 years ago and has played a crucial role in the development of ABB in China, where we now employ 18,000 people in more than 140 cities.”