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Bangalore, April 8 ABB today announced the opening of its greenfield automation products facility near Bangalore. This facility is one of many initiatives that ABB has taken up in India to build and expand capacity to meet the needs of the future.

Spread over 18 acres, the factory was built at a cost of $50 million. It will manufacture products such as air circuit breakers, switch fuse units, moulded case circuit breakers, low and medium voltage drives and systems, MCC & PLC products, high power rectifiers, static excitation systems and main & auxiliary traction converters.

A ‘Demo Room’ showcasing a wide array of ABB products was also inaugurated on this occasion. The new facility is expected to add $100 million to the topline of ABB India in about two years.

The new production facility increases ABB’s production capacity in India and enhances its footprint in the region, while catering to the growing demand for intelligent automation products in the Indian and overseas markets.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 9, 2009)
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