On Thursday (11 October), ABB inaugurated its Singapore customer innovation centre at Ayer Rajah Crescent, in the presence of assistant managing director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Lim Kok Kiang; ABB EC member and president of Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Dr. Chunyuan Gu; and managing director of ABB in Singapore, Johan de Villiers.
According to a media release, the new centre which aims to create shared value through industrial digitalisation is equipped with the best of ABB’s digital offerings and expertise. This helps ABB collaborate with customers to help them take full advantage of opportunities available through the energy and fourth industrial revolutions.
Designed for sustainable operations and built on ABB Ability™ – a unified, cross-industry digital technology platform extending from device to edge to cloud – the centre provides a unique opportunity to co-develop powerful solutions that address real business problems and produce tangible business opportunities for customers in the infrastructure, manufacturing, process industries, transportation and utilities sectors.
The center will help customers to harness major leaps in productivity and efficiency, driving competitiveness, quality and security, through smart grid technology, electrification of all points of energy consumption and advanced automation solutions, important building blocks to a future of autonomous operations.
Dr. Gu added: "It strengthens our capacity to serve and support customers with technologies and capabilities key to the digital transformation of their operations. This facility has been designed to enable our workforce to unlock the values of the fourth industrial revolution for customers in Singapore and beyond."
Facilities launched alongside include an ABB Ability™ collaborative operations centre, the first in Southeast Asia. Through the collaborative operations centre, ABB delivers higher value from this data through information analytics that drive decisions to optimise site and fleet performance. The center opens with a number of customers already being served through its advanced data analytics and access to experts.
Additionally, the facilities house the digital solutions centre, digital services centre for drives, power and water innovation centre, robotics applications centre, a smarter building centre, and state-of-the-art customer training facilities.
The innovative space has also been designed as a living laboratory where ABB will deploy its own products and technologies to intelligently manage its own energy use. These include wireless intelligent sensors, building management systems, control room solutions, renewable energy integration and digital grid technologies.
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