CARY, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ABB announced that, effective today, the Thomas & Betts Corporation will begin doing business as ABB Installation Products, Inc. Thomas & Betts designs and manufactures products used to manage the connection, distribution, and transmission of electrical power in industrial, construction, and utility applications globally.
ABB Installation Products will continue to design, manufacture and market the trusted Thomas & Betts electrical product brand names such as Steel City®, Iberville®, Star Teck®, Color-Keyed® and Ty-Rap®. Customers will continue to receive the same great products, quality service and ease of business that has continued over the past six years of ABB's ownership of Thomas & Betts.
"Aligning Thomas & Betts under the ABB brand - while keeping the products and product names that customers know and trust - helps us become a leaner, more market-focused company that delivers higher customer value and shareholder returns," said Greg Scheu, President of ABB Americas Region. "Together with Thomas & Betts, ABB offers a combined 250 years of innovation and expertise of keeping the world's electricity flowing from source to socket."
"A unified ABB retains the best of Thomas & Betts – its authentic and trusted products, valued employees, and its commitment to local manufacturing in the communities we proudly serve," Doug Schuster, Executive Vice President and Global Managing Director of ABB's new Installation Products Business Unit, said. "Our U.S. customers will get the best of both worlds as ABB and Thomas & Betts share similar DNA in our legacy of innovation, our passion for excellence, and our commitment to revolutionizing efficiency through technology."
A member of the ABB group since 2012, Thomas & Betts is one of 20 ABB-owned brands being migrated to the ABB global brand this year as part of ABB's Next Level strategy.
ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com
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ABB's U.S. and Americas business is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Since 2010, ABB has invested $14 billion in the United States, and the company continues to expand and localize its offerings for customers. ABB operates around 65 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 24,000 people across the U.S.