February 2, 2024
ABB is strengthening its ability to meet growing demand for instrumentation in the North American market
- ABB will consolidate and expand its North American instrumentation manufacturing in Bartlesville, Oklahoma starting in 2024
- A new 12,000-square-foot calibration hall will be built on the factory site, increasing ABB’s “Made in America” offering
- With a strong track record of innovation and commitment to quality, the Bartlesville factory will contribute to improved lead times for ABB’s customers across North America.
ABB is strengthening its ability to meet growing demand for instrumentation in the North American market by consolidating instrumentation manufacturing under one roof in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and expanding the Bartlesville site with a new 12,000-square-foot calibration hall.
The production of ABB’s highly accurate pressure, temperature, and level transmitters, as well as positioners, flow meters, pneumatic actuators and some continuous gas analyzers used in the oil and gas, chemical, water and other industries, will move to Bartlesville, Oklahoma starting in 2024.
In addition, ABB will invest in expanding the Bartlesville hub by building a new 12,000-square-foot calibration hall. The new calibration rigs will add calibration capabilities, helping ABB cater to its full range of flowmeters, including larger size flowmeters, and increase its “Made in America” offering. The construction of the hall is expected to begin in 2024.
The Bartlesville plant has a strong track record of innovation, commitment to quality, efficiency, and proximity to customers. The move will contribute to improved lead times for ABB’s North American customers.
“By consolidating the production of several instrumentation product lines in a single, world-class North American facility, ABB can serve its local customers better and strengthen its instrumentation offering to the local market,” said Amina Hamidi, Managing Director, ABB Measurement & Analytics, Business Line Instrumentation.
As a result of the consolidation, the Warminster, PA instrumentation factory is expected to close in 2025. The change in manufacturing location will not impact the supply of instrumentation products.
ABB also announced that it is accelerating its growth strategy in the United States and is expected to invest approximately $170M across its electrification and automation businesses.
ABB’s Process Automation business automates, electrifies and digitalizes industrial operations that address a wide range of essential needs – from supplying energy, water and materials, to producing goods and transporting them to market. With its ~20,000 employees, leading technology and service expertise, ABB Process Automation helps customers in process, hybrid and maritime industries improve performance and safety of operations, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. go.abb/processautomation
ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 140 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com
As a next step to the previously announced $16 million investment, ABB in Canada breaks ground for the expansion of its Installation Products plant in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. The facility will expand by 30,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet and once completed in 2024 will create 40+ new jobs.
Increased production capacity will better meet Canada’s growing demand for safe, smart and sustainable electrification solutions.