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ABB join forces with western distributor of motors and drives

Montreal, QC -- Aug. 7, 2001 -- ABB Inc. has created a new partnership with distributor Hampton Power Products as p...


Montreal, QC — Aug. 7, 2001 — ABB Inc. has created a new partnership with distributor Hampton Power Products as part of a realignment of its businesses and associated sales forces.

Hampton Power Products (1984) Ltd. of Richmond, B.C., a Canadian-owned supplier of electrical solutions to the industrial marketplace, will be ABB’s factory authorized distributor and service centre for low and medium voltage induction motors, as well as adjustable speed drives in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

“This relationship allows us the flexibility to deliver a broader product range while providing cost-effective, single-source supply of low- and medium-voltage induction motors and variable speed drives, in the latest AC or DC technology,” said Cal Braun, P. Eng., general manager of Hampton Power Products.

“We consider our channel partners as key to our success in the market, and they are an integral part of our strategy of bringing the maximum value to our customers,” said Michael Engels, senior vice-president and head of ABB Automation Technology Products Division Canada. “Strategy is about choice, and with our channel partners, we can give our customers greater choice and greater value.”

According to Gerald Legault, ABB Canadian business unit drives manager, “Choosing Hampton Power reflects our new structure and vision. They think and act like we do when it comes to creating value. So whether it’s existing or future installations, the best interests of our drives customers will be our priority. Our partnership and customer-oriented structure reflects our vision of creating value and fuelling growth by helping our customers become more competitive.”

ABB serves customers in manufacturing, process and consumer industries, utilities, the oil and gas sector, and infrastructure markets. ABB also provides financial services. ABB’s Canadian operations headquartered in St-Laurent, Que., employ about 2,600 people in over 30 facilities from coast to coast. Worldwide, ABB employs approximately 160,000 people in more than 100 countries and reported revenues of US $23 billion in 2000.

More information about the companies and their products can be found on ABB’s Canadian web site at www.abb.ca, or at the Hampton Power Products web site at www.hampton-power.com.