ABB expands with opening into Silicon Valley campus

ABB, a global provider of power and automation technologies, has expanded its presence in Silicon Valley, the heart of the world´s technology economy, bringing together robotics, solar, gas analyzers, software development, and wireless communications under one roof for better integrated development and customer interaction, the company said.

The new 94,170 square foot office and lab facility is 20,000 square feet larger than the previous cumulative locations and will ultimately house nearly 200 employees when at full capacity.

The facility, in San Jose´s “Renovation Row,” brings together five ABB businesses, including ABB Wireless, ABB Enterprise Software product group, ABB Power Conversion, Los Gatos Research and ABB Robotics.

ABB´s roots in Silicon Valley date back to the 1960s when Systems Control was founded in Palo Alto, California. Systems Control was acquired by ABB in the 1980s and eventually became ABB´s Enterprise Software unit in Silicon Valley. Over the years, this ABB unit has pioneered numerous solutions for the utility industry to help its customers operate and maintain a more efficient and greener reliable electrical gird.