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ABB is included in the Thomson Reuters top-list (Top 100 Global Innovators)

29 November 2013, 16:57
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ABB was honored due to its innovation , implementation of inventions on the market and intellectual property protection .

ABB , the leading power equipment and automation technology group , has been named one of the best Thomson Reuters top 100 global innovators.

This award meets the companies around the world for their outstanding commitment to innovation , protection and commercialization of inventions ideas .

" This award is the seal of approval of our approach to the development of innovative solutions for the automation , energy systems and energy efficiency ," - ABB CEO Ulrich Shpisskhofer commented.

Over the past year , ABB has reached a new stage in the development of innovations , presenting a combined low-voltage switch and system Energy manager, a new device for rapid charging of electric vehicles , battery technology for electric buses , as well as developing a hybrid switch high voltage direct current (HVDC).

ABB won Thomson Reuters immediately after it was named one of the fifty European companies applying for the patent, and after it was recognized as one of the leading innovators in the MIT Technology Review by the European Patent Office.

In 2012, ABB has invested more than $ 1.2 billion in research and development . The company employs about 8,000 engineers in more than 20 countries.