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Shell contracts ABB as global supplier for low-voltage switchgear & motor control centres

July 4, 2014 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has signed a five-year agreement with Shell to become its global single-source supplier of low-voltage switchgear, motor control centres and related services.


July 4, 2014
By PEM Magazine

“This global agreement demonstrates that ABB’s commitment to provide premium low-voltage solutions
and services creates value for a global company like Shell, focused on safety, reliability and energy
efficiency,” said Tarak Mehta, head of ABB’s Low Voltage Products division.

“Over 40 years of experience have gone into ABB switchgear designs. We have installed millions of units
globally for our customers, in some of the world’s most harsh environments. The reliability of our
products, together with our focus on supporting our customers’ service needs, were fundamental aspects
in securing this important contract.”

The-five year global agreement, with an option for an additional five-year extension, covers the sales,
support and service of low-voltage switchgear and motor control centres across both IEC* and NEMA*
geographies for green-field and brown-field sites.

ABB’s Low Voltage Products division is a leading provider of protection, control and measurement
solutions for a wide range of electrical installations, enclosures, switchboards, electronics & electro-
mechanical devices across all major industries including the residential sector.


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*The National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (NEMA) and the International Electro-technical
Commission (IEC) are the world’s dominant electric motor control standards. NEMA is the U.S. standard;
IEC is the international standard.