Acquisition strengthens global product and service offering

Acquisition strengthens global product and service offering to the water industry

2 April 2007 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has strengthened its capabilities in the water utilities sector with the acquisition of the AZTECâ


Acquisition strengthens global product and service offering to the water industry


2 April 2007 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has strengthened its capabilities in the water utilities sector with the acquisition of the AZTECâ analytical instrumentation business of Severn Trent Services (STS), based in Didcot, Oxfordshire.



Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. It is effective from 31 March 2007, and affects 22 STS employees.



The acquisition includes the AZTECâ range of water monitors, as well as service support and reagent supply activities associated with a large installed base in the U.K. ABB also concluded an agreement to add a residual chlorine monitoring capability to its expanded portfolio.


“ABB is already a major supplier of analytical equipment and instrumentation to the global water industry, and also provides a wide range of electrical and automation products and systems such as drives, motors, switchgear, transformers and control equipment” said Josef Guth, head of ABB’s global instrumentation business. “These new additions to our product range complement and strengthen our capabilities both locally and globally, especially in the area of analytical instrumentation.”


ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 108,000 people.



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