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ABB to acquire Dynamotive and grow drives and motors service business


June 7, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

June 7, 2013 – ABB announced it is acquiring privately owned Dynamotive Ltd. (Coalville, U.K.) to expand its service offering in low- and medium-voltage drives and motors. Dynamotive designs, commissions and upgrades systems of drives, controls and motors for industrial and marine applications and automotive test rigs.

“The acquisition of Dynamotive will enable ABB to expand its service operations, including upgrade and retrofit capabilities, in low- and medium-voltage drives. Furthermore, it will help ABB to increase its sales of complete industrial motion packages, which include drives, motors, controls and related services,” said Pekka Tiitinen, head of ABB’s Drives and Controls business unit. “By combining Dynamotive’s service and engineering capabilities with ABB’s manufacturing capabilities and product know-how, we will better serve our customers.”

Dynamotive has about 40 employees, and its owners will continue to work for ABB. It will be integrated into ABB’s Drives and Controls business unit, led in the U.K. by Neil Ritchie.

“We are excited about the opportunity to join forces with ABB. We are confident that our customers and employees will benefit from the increased level and quality of services that we can offer them,’’ said David Perkins, Dynamotive’s managing director, who will continue to lead Dynamotive’s operations under the ownership of ABB. “Through this deal we will get better access to ABB’s drive, motor and control technology, as well as access to ABB’s global sales and service network.”

The transaction is expected to be completed this month.