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The e-mobility solutions provider ABB has started the construction of new facility for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. The $30 million facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2021.

  • The new facility will serve as a global Center of Excellence and production.
  • The San Giovanni Valdarno site spans in approximately 16,000 square meter.
  • The new plant will produce ABB’s entire portfolio of direct current (DC) electric vehicle battery chargers.

The major deals and collaboration by ABB are mentioned below:

May 2020: ABB has entered into an agreement with Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler ASKO, and its owner NorgesGruppen, to supply charging infrastructure for its growing fleet of electric trucks.

March 2020: ABB had completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Chinese e-mobility solution provider Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.. Shanghai-based Chargedot has made a substantial contribution to the electric vehicles in China.

March 2020: ABB had announced its partnership with motorsport and automotive specialist Sauber Engineering AG – a company of Sauber Group – as an Official Global Technology Partner. The partnership will focus on leveraging e-mobility and carbon neutral development projects.

March 2020: ABB announced the divestment of its solar inverter business to the Italian company FIMER SpA. The transaction enables ABB’s Electrification business to improve the focus of its business portfolio on priority growth markets and enhance business opportunities for the solar inverter business under FIMER

December 2019: ABB had announced the completion of divestment of all its shares in two Shanghai-based Electrification joint ventures, Shanghai ABB Breakers Co., Ltd. and Shanghai ABB Guangdian Electric Co., Ltd. to holding subsidiaries of Shanghai Guangdian Electric Group (SGEG), ABB’s joint venture partner in the two companies.

About ABB
ABB, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is a global technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. The company operates in approximately 100 countries with around 147,000 employees. ABB has four, customer-focused businesses: Motion, Electrification, Industrial Automation, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability digital platform.

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