ABB is investing US$13 million in its Installation Products Division Iberville manufacturing facility in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Accordingly, the purpose is to increase production capacity and establish a research & development facility for cable tray manufacturing. In fact, this is ABB’s second multimillion-dollar investment in a Canadian site in the last 12 months. This will support rising global demand, especially in the data center segment.
The Iberville facility employs 300 people, including production, engineering, and quality specialists. Particularly, they design and manufacture cable trays for the North American market and international customers.
The facility will integrate new automated equipment, ABB robotics technology, and an advanced design laboratory. Hence, the facility will boost its capacity to more than 30 percent.
Among the products manufactured in Iberville are Microlectric meter sockets as well as Superstrut metal framing and Joslyn Hi-Voltage switches assembled for electric utility customers.
“ABB’s latest investment is part of a five-year strategy to advance our digital capabilities and foster continued innovation,” said Matthias Heilmann, President of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division.
In addition, Heilmann said, “Expanding production, integrating new technology, and bringing together our product design and engineering teams further strengthens our ability to deliver smart, safe and sustainable solutions to Canadian and global customers.”
“This investment marks the next stage of our commitment to growth in Canada,” says Alain Quintal, Vice President and General Manager of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division in Canada.
ABB previously announced a US$12 million investment in its Installation Products Division manufacturing facility in Pointe-Claire, Canada. Moreover, these investments are part of a five-year strategy to integrate new digital processes and automation. Particularly, to enhance and expand efficiency and sustainability across its operations.
Part of ABB’s Electrification business area, the Installation Products Division, formerly Thomas & Betts, is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of products. They used to manage the connection, protection, and distribution of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With more than 200,000 products under more than 38 premium brand names, ABB Installation Products solutions are available wherever electricity is used.