ABB invests $13MIL into Iberville manufacturing facility in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
September 29, 2022 | By Anthony Capkun
“This investment marks the next stage of our commitment to growth in Canada.”
September 29, 2022 – ABB is investing $13 US in its Installation Products Division’s Iberville manufacturing facility in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., to both increase production capacity and to establish a research & development facility at this global centre of excellence for cable tray manufacturing.
“This investment marks the next stage of our commitment to growth in Canada,” said Alain Quintal, vice-president and general manager of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division in Canada. “Building on our heritage and team’s expertise enables us to continue to deliver for our customers, and to offer flexible career opportunities to be an employer of choice in the community where we’ve operated for over a century.”
This investment will support rising global demand—especially in the data centre segment—says the company, and is ABB’s second multi-million-dollar investment in a Canadian site in the last 12 months.
The Iberville facility employs 300 people, including production, engineering and quality specialists who design and manufacture cable trays for the North American market and international customers. The integration of new automated equipment, ABB robotics technology and an advanced design lab—along with the more than 32,500-sf of building improvements—is expected to boost total production capacity of the 102,000-sf site by more than 30%.
Among the products manufactured in Iberville are Microlectric meter sockets, as well as Superstrut metal framing and Joslyn Hi-Voltage switches for electric utility customers.
“ABB’s latest investment is part of a five-year strategy to advance our digital capabilities and foster continued innovation,” said Matthias Heilmann, president, ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division. “Expanding production, integrating new technology, and bringing together our product design and engineering teams further strengthens our ability to deliver smart, safe and sustainable solutions to Canadian and global customers.”
Part of ABB’s Electrification business area, the Installation Products Division (formerly Thomas & Betts) is a global player in the design, manufacture and marketing of products used to manage the connection, protection and distribution of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications.
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