ABB, Dow Chemical ink switchgear, motor controls agreement
Zurich, Switzerland— ABB signed an agreement with The Dow Chemical Co. to be a preferred supplier for IEC switchgear and motor controls. The three-year pact, covering a variety of electrical switchgear and control products, complements an existing strategic agreement with Dow for ABB Industrial IT control systems.
The agreement “combines high-reliability ABB products working in a systems environment with other key elements of our power and automation offering,” explains Tom Sjoekvist, head of ABB’s Automation Products division. The agreement designates ABB as a strategic supplier of low-voltage switchgear and motor control centers and medium-voltage switchgear to Dow facilities that operate according to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) regulatory standards.
The move continues a long collaboration between ABB and Dow. The two signed a 10-year strategic agreement in 2001 for Dow plants to adopt ABB industrial IT technologies. The agreement recently was extended an additional five years. Dow has also extended its relationship with ABB to cover the purchase of low-voltage drives, transformers, and instrumentation products.
—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor