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ABB doubles size of UK Engineering Centre
22 November 2018
To meet rising demand for servicing variable speed drives (VSDs), developing specialist test rigs (STRs) and customer training, ABB has doubled the size of its UK Engineering Centre.
Floorspace at the site in Coalville, Leicestershire is increased from 830 m2 to 1789 m2. The site houses the latest ABB-certified workshop – one of 17 throughout the world – offering repairs and upgrades to low voltage AC and DC drives and medium voltage AC drives.
The new facility is home to ABB’s STR business, for which a new class of test rig for electric vehicles, incorporating battery simulators and electric chargers, is being developed. The location boasts the largest VSD training school in the UK, offering customers access to certified courses covering low-, medium- and high-power drives.
Coalville also sees the introduction of the ABB Ability Remote Support Centre. This enables global customers to maximise uptime and optimise processes by having round-the-clock access to drive and automation experts who use cloud-based technologies for preventive and predictive maintenance.