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ABB Announces Plans for New Factory in Albuquerque, NM

March 31, 2023

ABB is reinforcing its commitment to the U.S. market and utility industry with the addition of a new manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, NM, for its Installation Products Division, formerly Thomas & Betts. Planning and construction of the new 90,000 sq-ft facility is underway and represents an investment of $40 million. The greenfield facility will create 55 new jobs in the area and produce cable products used by electric utility providers in grid hardening and resiliency initiatives.

With more than 75,000 miles of underground cabling estimated to be in place by 2040 across the United States, ABB’s new facility will meet what the company expects to be increased demand for its Elastimold solutions essential to wildfire mitigation, as well as underground and grid hardening projects that power homes, businesses and communities in a safe and reliable way. When completed in 2024, the Albuquerque facility will include ABB Robotics technology and digital automation to produce more than 1 million additional units annually – the vast majority will be supplied to U.S. customers.

“As the focus on strengthening the U.S. infrastructure and electric grid intensifies, ABB’s latest investment in Albuquerque will advance our production capabilities and significantly boost capacity to meet the needs of utilities for safe, reliable and innovative solutions that are easier to install and maintain,” said Matthias Heilmann, president of ABB Electrification’s Installation Products division. “Continuing to grow our U.S. manufacturing operations and distribution network accelerates our ability to deliver high-demand electrical products our partners rely on to manage today’s needs and prepare for tomorrow’s energy demands.”