Investments and strengthening the market position mark 2013 for ABB Czech Republic

A major Czech industrial player and a world-renowned supplier reports record-breaking revenues of CZK 12.8 billion in 2013

Prague, February 13th 2014 – ABB Czech Republic has announced consolidated financial results for 2013, reporting again a growth in revenues, which reached the record-breaking level of CZK 12.8 billion. Orders reached CZK 13 billion. ABB Czech Republic is among the 20 largest ABB country organizations, accounting for about 2% of the group’s total revenues (out of 41,8 billion USD).

2013 was marked by continuing investment activity, which strengthened ABB’s position on the Czech power and automation market.

“I am proud that the importance of ABB Czech Republic has grown globally and that we now account for about 2% of the group’s total revenues. In 2013, we have made major investments into our plants and we will continue doing so this year. We are also continuously investing in our R&D centres and training of our employees,” says Hannu Kasi, Country Manager, ABB Czech Republic, adding: “The biggest investment, is planned at our Brno plant and will particularly involve the construction of a new hall for switchgear manufacturing and the extension of the existing production facility for instrument transformers. Both projects are at full swing now and should be completed by the second half of 2014, as planned.” ABB also plays an important role in the Czech export. “I’d also like to mention that ABB Czech Republic ranks among the 10 largest Czech exporters in the Exporter of the Year 2013 competition. We hope that we will be able to reach even higher positions in the standings in the years to come.”

Along with the Brno project, an investment is planned to build a new ABB plant for the manufacturing of substation protection, control and automation systems in Trutnov. The implementation of this investment will require increasing the headcount by few hundreds of people. Preparatory works have been completed now and the construction has begun. The new manufacturing plant in Trutnov should be put into operation by the end of 2014. In addition, the plant in Ostrava will move to a new location in the city centre this year. It is the ABB Operating Centre in Ostrava, which has celebrated 12 years on the European market. Over the past two years, the number of its employees has doubled and the centre has become the only one of its kind in Europe thanks to its highly qualified engineers.

ABB has been a renowned pioneer of new technologies, which has helped the company succeed in a number of areas. In the autumn of 2013, ABB and Škoda Electric signed a cooperation agreement to deliver a system solution for electric buses, including charging infrastructure for the city of Pilsen. In the field of e-mobility, ABB has partnered with Václav Havel Airport in Prague, borrowing the airport its fast-charging station for Nissan Leaf e-cars. The goal of the joint project is to protect the environment and saving the security costs.


ABB (www.abb.cz) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. In the Czech Republic, it operates in 8 locations and employs more than 3,300 people.



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