ABB Railway

Visiting address

Rue des Sablieres 4-6



Postal address

Case postale 2095

Geneve , 1217



Tel +41 58 5862211

Fax +41 58 586 23 05

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Company information

ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies to vehicles manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators. With a comprehensive offering for rolling stock and infrastructure as well as FACTS, network management solutions and SCADA systems, ABB also provides lifetime service support, including maintenance and retrofit.

We help to keep the world moving with new sustainable approaches that enable customers to use energy effectively, creating a low carbon railway industry that operates with maximum efficiency and reliability.

Company information

Headquarters location Rue des Sablieres 4-6
1217 Geneve
Office locations
Rue des Sablieres 4-6
1217 Geneve
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Founded in
Founded by

ABB resulted from the 1988 merger of the Swedish corporation Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA) and the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC); the latter had absorbed the Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon in 1967. CEO at the time of the merger was the former CEO of ASEA, Percy Barnevik, who ran the company until 1996.

ABB's history goes back to the late 19th century. ASEA was incorporated by Ludwig Fredholm in 1883 and Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) was formed in 1891 in Baden, Switzerland, by Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown and Walter Boveri as a Swiss group of electrical companies producing AC and DC motors, generators, steam turbines and transformers.

Company Size


  • Components for Railbound Vehicles
  • Components for Safety
  • Control Equipment
  • Mechanical Components