Burlington, ON — ABB Inc. has begun construction of a new facility in Burlington, Ont., west of Toronto. The company already has a small office in the community. The 160,000 sq ft facility, being built to accommodate large-scale automation activities, will employ about 500. Located on Harvester Rd. near Walker’s Line, the building is expected to be in operation by summer 2001.
Tom Totten, executive vice-president of ABB, said the company’s $15-million dollar investment in the facility will allow it to better serve its markets by offering employees cutting-edge facilities. "In addition, the synergy created under one roof will improve communications between the departments and increase ABB’s efficiency and competitive edge."
The company’s current Burlington facilities supply control products and systems, manufacturing execution systems, instrumentation, meters, drives, motors, machines, power electronics and professional services. Markets served worldwide include pulp and paper, mining, metals and minerals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, food and beverage, as well as utilities.
In Ontario, ABB also has major facilities in Brampton, Guelph, London, Milton, Neapean, Sarnia, Smiths Falls, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Whitby. ABB’s Canadian operations, headquartered in St-Laurent, Que., employ about 2,600 people in over 30 facilities from coast to coast.
For further information, visit www.abb.ca.