Zurich, Switzerland - 09 October 2014 - ABB has opened a new production facility in Cibitung, West Java, Indonesia, to double its miniature circuit breaker (MCB) production capacity within the region. The new facility will employ more than 200 people.
Tarak Mehta, head of ABB's Low Voltage Products division globally, said: "We see substantial growth opportunities for the low voltage business in Indonesia. The country’s strong economic growth prospects, coupled with a young population, is expected to increase demand in the residential, industrial and commercial construction sectors. Electricity demand grew by ten percent last year.
The new factory is equipped with state of the art assembly automation and product testing equipment. In Indonesia, ABB already operates a low voltage production facility in Cibitung.
Miniature circuit breakers are an electro-mechanical device that protect circuits from over voltage. This year, ABB is celebrating 90 years since it patented the technology in Germany. The company has manufactured almost one billion MCBs globally to date.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.