ABB hosts Automation and Power World event in Mexico amid transformation of economy

Employees at the ABB engineering and manufacturing campus in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

ABB is holding its largest customer event in Mexico from June 22-23 to drive profitable growth in Latin America’s second-largest economy.

Mexico’s government has introduced far-reaching reforms to strengthen the country’s infrastructure and accelerate economic and productivity growth, creating new opportunities for the business.

The Automation and Power World (APW) event, which is being held in Mexico for the second time, marks the first appearance in the country of ABB’s dual-arm collaborative robot, YuMi. The 5,400 square meter exhibition will also feature charging solutions for electric vehicles, ABB’s offering for the solar industry, the power portfolio, and solutions for process and manufacturing industries.

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Mexico has launched an “energy transition” program with ambitious goals to transform the energy supply by introducing competition in the power sector to reduce the cost of electricity and increase the share of supplied by renewable energy. It has also launched a four-year National Infrastructure Program with 743 investment projects being considered or implemented, at an estimated investment of $600 billion between the public and private sectors.

“Mexico’s ambitions are resulting in significant investments by our utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers,” said Pierre Comptdaer, Managing Director of ABB in Mexico. “With our unrivaled knowledge of electrical infrastructure and industrial automation, we are ideally positioned to drive Mexico’s transformation.”

ABB employs about 2,300 people in Mexico, where it has been present since 1900.

APW is being held in the capital, Mexico City, and will be attended by several members of the Executive Committee, including Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer and President of the Americas region, Greg Scheu.

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