ABB has entrenched its commitment in Southern Africa by opening a new 2,200 m² facility in Windhoek, Namibia, which increases the company’s capacity to supply, maintain and service products to the local market and neighbouring countries such as Zambia and Angola.
This expanded facility will also start servicing the market needs for medium voltage products, and low and high voltage switchgear, and is soon to introduce distribution transformers into the local market.
“Namibia is an important market for ABB, as it is the second largest contributor in the region to our revenue after South Africa. We have been in the country since the early 90‘s, and this investment is part of our commitment to the region to enable the offering of more services and products,” said ABB Southern Africa MD, Leon Viljoen.
“The new facility will also help us to better service the neighbouring markets of Angola and Zambia from here, further improving our penetration into those countries.”
The new facility is a consolidation of the two offices ABB previously had in Windhoek and currently employs about 70 people.