ABB combines U.K. automation, instrumentation companies

ABB announced July 18 that it is combining its automation and instrumentation companies in the U.K. into one industrial information technology (IT) organization, ABB Automation Ltd., employing more than 1,600 people. David Denton, now in charge of automation activities, was appointed managing director of the new unit.

By Staff September 1, 2000

London ABB announced July 18 that it is combining its automation and instrumentation companies in the U.K. into one industrial information technology (IT) organization, ABB Automation Ltd., employing more than 1,600 people. David Denton, now in charge of automation activities, was appointed managing director of the new unit. Mike Mason, now in charge of instrumentation activities, will be sales and marketing director responsible for strategic accounts. ABB reports this new combination is a response to market trends, customer preferences, and a “new way of thinking” about industrial IT and its role in the business enterprise. The new unit will be one source of supply for process instrumentation and control, analytical products and systems, motors and drives, industrial robots, turbochargers, industry specific automation solutions, and professional services.