NAME OF INSTITUTION: ABB AS, OSLO, NORWAY
PEOPLE PRESENT IN PRONTO: CHARLOTTE SKOURUP
HIRED ESRS: JUAN G. LONDONO
VISITING ESRS: MARTA ZAGOROWSKA
ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics and the power and automation technology areas. It ranked as the 286th largest company by revenue for 2016 in the Fortune Global 500 list. ABB is one of the largest engineering companies as well as one of the largest conglomerates in the world. ABB has operations in around 100 countries, with approximately 132,000 employees in December 2016. ABB is traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zürich, Nasdaq Stockholm and the New York Stock Exchange in the United States
ABB’s operations are organized into four global divisions, which in turn are made up of specific business units focused on particular industries and product categories. Electrification Products. Robotics and Motion. Industrial Automation. Power Grids. ABB AS, Oslo, Norway is involved with PRONTO project through the Technology and Innovation –T&I team. T&I is part of Industrial Automation under the Oil&Gas and Chemicals (OGC) Business Unit. T&I team focuses on several technological areas including, but not limited, equipment condition monitoring systems, maintenance optimization and energy management.