The 8th ABB Automation World will be held for the first time in Wuhan, Central China

On display are advanced technologies and solutions such as electric vehicle fast charging, robotic manufacturing and smart home; Wuhan citizens are welcome to the Open Day on May 19

WUHAN, 17-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The 8th ABB Automation World, the largest annual customer event of ABB, will be held for the first time in Wuhan, the largest industrial and commercial city in Central China, showcasing ABB’s smart technologies and innovative solutions in utility, industry, transport and infrastructure. The grand exhibition will cover an area of nearly 5,000 square meters in Wuhan International Expo Center and display cutting-edge technologies and applications that are close to citizens’ life, such as electric vehicle fast charging, robotic manufacturing and wireless smart home system.

ABB Automation World will be open to the public at 10:00-15:00 on May 19, offering Wuhan citizens the opportunity to experience the influence and changes brought by Internet of Things, Services and People (IoTSP) as well as smart technologies. On the morning of the Open Day, four high-end special forums will be held with national think-tank experts, scholars and ABB’s senior executives to discuss the future development of global power and automation technology, new opportunities from “Made in China 2025”, risks and solutions for overseas projects under the Belt and Road initiatives, as well as the future of IoTSP and manufacturing. This forum has a total of 300 seats.

Dr. Chunyuan Gu, Chairman and President of ABB (China) Ltd., said:” Located in the middle reach of the Yangtze River, Hubei Province is China’s important industrial base, scientific education base and comprehensive transport hub. And Wuhan, with a favorable geographical position, plays a strategic role in the Yangtze River Economic Zone. We expect that our partners and the public will have a better understanding of ABB’s comprehensive offerings in utility, industry, transport and infrastructure through this event, and look forward to making more contributions to Chinese cities’ sustainable development.”

In recent years, Hubei Province has been pushing industrial upgrading and development in 10 sectors, including IT, automobile, iron & steel, non-ferrous metal, petrochemical, equipment manufacturing, shipbuilding and light industry. ABB offers efficient and reliable products, technologies and solutions in robotic automation, electric vehicle charging, shipbuilding, renewable integration, data center, mining and metallurgy, OGC (oil, gas and chemicals), which would support Hubei’s industrial upgrading and transformation as well as sustainable development.

In the past few years, ABB participated in the construction of next-generation smart substations and multiple high-voltage DC transmission lines in Hubei Province, and provided leading products and technical supports to metro lines such as Wuhan Metro Line 2, 3, 6 and airport line, modern streetcars of Wuhan East Lake High-Tech Development Zone and Wuhan-Guangzhou High-Speed Railway. Moreover, it offered equipment to CCB Wuhan Disaster Backup and Recovery Center, one of Asia’s largest financial data center. ABB’s power and automation products were also adopted in Wuhan SCOT T3 project, Sinopec Wuhan project, WISCO Fangcheng Port, and Hubei Valeo vehicle headlight automatic production line, enabling customers in various industries to improve productivity and energy efficiency, and supporting Wuhan to become a nationally advanced manufacturing center.

Wuhan citizens are welcome to visit the exhibition or attend the high-end special forum at A6 hall of Wuhan International Expo Center on May 19 after receiving a barcode through online registration at or the WeChat account of ABB Automation World.

ABB is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 18,000 employees, 40 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 147 cities.

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