CEO Soundbites



Soundbites from ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer
SOUNDBITE 1, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 16 sec): “Today we have a real milestone development in ABB. We have achieved what everybody thought was not possible: we are closing the historic gap of ABB in machine and factory automation with the acquisition of B&R.” SOUNDBITE 2, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 24 sec): “You have a one-stop shop in industrial automation in the future from ABB. Nobody else has the combination of machine and factory automation, process automation, robotics, digitalization and electrification. With this, we have a unique value proposition to work with our customers, to work on their productivity, on their efficiency, on the quality of their products, in a unique way.” SOUNDBITE 3, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 28 sec): “With Bernecker + Rainer, we’re closing that gap. We bring in the IoT solutions of B&R, we bring in the application software suite, we bring in all the capabilities that they have in automation studio to design and rapid-install their solutions in the industry, so it’s a perfect match also from a digital perspective. Together, we will have an unmatched portfolio on digitalization for our customers in the fourth industrial revolution.” SOUNDBITE 4, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 25 sec): “The good news is we will rely also in the future on the brand, on the business model and on the people of B&R. We want to invest into a faster growth pattern; we will have continued employment; Eggelsberg, close to Salzburg where we are at the moment, will become the global centre for ABB’s machine and factory automation activities. So from here we will basically lead and manage development in that space.” SOUNDBITE 5, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 9 sec): “I think this is the most strategic deal since many, many years in ABB – you could even say the most strategic deal since the foundation of ABB.” SOUNDBITE 6, Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB (English, 30 sec): “We never had a good offering for machine and factory automation customers; today we have it. So now the circle closes, we have a full range of offering, and we are uniquely positioned. So strategically, ABB’s offering has never got such a boost in terms of capabilities, in terms of products, in software, in solutions – it’s a quantum leap for us going forward, and it’s a clear signal that we are living our Next Level strategy forcefully, every day."
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