ABB is opening a distribution center for its Installation Products Division in the Lehigh Valley, PA, creating more than 100 jobs. Located within 80 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, the nearly 350,000 sq-ft regional distribution center will supply a wide range of electrical products to thousands of contractors, distributors and industrial customers throughout the Northeast United States.
“The United States is ABB’s largest single growth market, and the company has invested over $14 billion in the U.S. since 2010. Regionalizing our global supply chain in the Lehigh Valley community reduces our carbon footprint by bringing us closer to our customers to continue to meet their needs for safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions,” said Matthias Heilmann, president, ABB Installation Products Division, in the press release. “This investment adds to over $100 million in Installation Products expansions and improvements we’ve made in the U.S. over the past few years to drive capacity and innovation.”
Expected to be fully operational in Jan. 2023, the facility located near Allentown on nearly 10 acres in the Carson 33 park area of Palmer Township, PA, and will stock more than 5,000 electrical medium-voltage, industrial and consumer market high-demand products such as Ty- Rap cable ties, Color-Keyed lugs, Steel City commercial boxes and fittings, and Elastimold cable accessories. Creating this regional distribution center will help boost ABB’s inventory availability and decrease delivery times to customers in more than a dozen states by up to 50% percent. This new facility adds to the existing Installation Products U.S. distribution footprint in Phoenix, and Byhalia, MS, and will help increase direct delivery routes from its distribution center in Mississippi.