ABB Fortifies Instrumentation Capacity in New Funding

ABB is strengthening its ability to meet the growing demand for instrumentation in the North American market. Particularly, by consolidating instrumentation manufacturing under one roof in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. At the same time, expanding the Bartlesville site with a new 12,000-square-foot calibration hall.

ABB is moving the production of its pressure, temperature, and level transmitters to its Bartlesville facility in Oklahoma in 2024. In addition, the manufacture of positioners, flow meters, pneumatic actuators, and some continuous gas analyzers will also move there.

ABB will consolidate and expand its North American instrumentation manufacturing in Bartlesville, Oklahoma starting in 2024.

In addition, ABB will invest in expanding the Bartlesville hub by building a new 12,000-square-foot calibration hall. The new calibration rigs will add calibration capabilities. Thus, helping ABB cater to its full range of flowmeters, including larger size flowmeters, and increase its “Made in America” offering. The construction of the hall will likely begin in 2024.

Innovative Manufacturing Facility

The Bartlesville plant has a strong track record of innovation, commitment to quality, efficiency, and proximity to customers. The move will contribute to improved lead times for ABB’s North American customers.

“By consolidating the production of several instrumentation product lines in a single, world-class North American facility, ABB can serve its local customers better. Also, strengthen its instrumentation offering to the local market,” said Amina Hamidi, Managing Director, ABB Measurement & Analytics, Business Line Instrumentation.

Interior of Bartlesville factory (Image Credit: ABB)

As a result of the consolidation, the Warminster, PA instrumentation factory will close in 2025. The change in manufacturing location will not impact the supply of instrumentation products.

In April this year, ABB announced that it is accelerating its growth strategy in the United States. Primarily, it plans to invest approximately $170M across its electrification and automation businesses.

ABB’s Process Automation business automates, electrifies, and digitalizes industrial operations that address a wide range of essential. With its ~20,000 employees, leading technology and service expertise, ABB Process Automation helps customers improve the performance and safety of operations. Thus, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future.