ABB, BASF sign global partnership agreement

Eschborn, Germany—ABB and BASF AG agreed Jan. 6 that ABB will supply distributed control systems (DCSs) to BASF's facilities worldwide.

01/08/2003


Eschborn, Germany— ABB and BASF AG agreed Jan. 6 that ABB will supply distributed control systems (DCSs) to BASF's facilities worldwide.

The agreement includes OperateITdistributed control systems (DCS), ControlITcontrollers and other controllers in the Melody and Freelance series. The agreement also includes engineering services, documentation, factory acceptance test (FAT) training and maintenance. The agreement further grants BASF global contract terms, which will lead to uniform purchasing procedures worldwide and standardized technology.

'BASF is aiming to obtain standardized delivery conditions globally in consideration of special local requirements, such as service agreements and service prices, which differ from country to country,' says Hubertus Dietz, ABB's global account manager for BASF. 'This agreement significantly simplifies the purchasing and delivery process, and also reduces engineering costs through the efficiency and re-use capabilities of EngineerITtools.'

Their agreement is also expected to pave the way for future agreements between BASF and ABB, such as a price agreement for FieldITinstrumentation that is already signed, and another agreement for AnalyzeITthat is now being negotiated. 'With similar strategic agreements already in place with other international corporations in the chemical industry, such as The Dow Chemical Co. and Noveon, ABB is focused on supplying our customers with products, solutions and services that increase their productivity,' says Mr. Dietz.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@reedbusiness.com





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