ABB Low Voltage Control Gear


ABB history dates back to the nineteenth century. Founded by Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown and Walter Boveri  in 1891. Things have moved on at a rapid pace in the ABB Low Voltage Products division Winner for a second consecutive year of the Technology Achievement Award in Beijing 2009 for its industry leading technology and dynamic engineering capabilities.


The entire range of ABB low volage control gear products are available from Electroquip with some on a same day despatch basis. 


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From the top of the planet ABB control gear is used extensively in space craft and aircraft down to builds right down to the bottom of the sea on ex oil rig applications ABB proves dependable throughout.

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History of ABB and ABB Control Gear



ABB celebrates more than 25 years since the merger of ASEA with BBC brands

Novemeber 2012 marked the 25th anniversary
with the historic merger of Sweden’s ASEA and Switzerland’s Brown Boveri. At the start of January in 1988, equally organizations merged to sort ABB Asea Brown Boveri & Cie, integrating 850 subsidiary firms and 180,000 employees operating in 140 countries.

A great deal of
the technology our society now relies on devised  commercialized by ABB and its founding businesses, making ABB Control Gear the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, the largest provider of generators for the wind industry and the largest supplier of power grids worldwide.

ABB Control Gears most recent breakthrough, the development in 2012 of a hybrid high-voltage direct current (HVDC) breaker suitable for the creation of large, inter regional DC grids, solves a technical question that has mystified engineers
considering the fact that the ‘war of currents’ between alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC) within the 1890s, taking ABB back full circle to a time of their founding businesses.

History of ABB...Over a century of innovation across the Baltic sea

Equally organizations were themselves the result of previous mergers of other pioneering ventures. As far back as 1890, Ludvig Fredholm’s Elektriska Aktiebolaget company in Stockholm, founded in 1883 as a manufacturer of electrical lighting and generators, merged together with the year-old Wenströms & Granströms Elektriska Kraftbolag to kind Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget, later shortened to ASEA.

A year later, in Switzerland, Charles E.L. Brown and Walter Boveri established Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC), shortly to become the
to start with company to transmit high-voltage power. Despite the miles between them, there were soon marked parallels between the 2organizations. ASEA’s business was ‘the generation and application of electric power’ and their products soon ranged from steam turbines for power plants to the new, high-speed electric passenger trains. Meanwhile, BBC was producing DC and AC motors, generators, steam turbines (the to start with in Europe), gas turbines, transformers and electrical components for trains.


Eectric propulsion systems in 1990 and the FlexPicker delta robot in 1998. Far morelatestimprovements mirror its increasing emphasis on eco-friendly know-how, such as the world’s initial business high-voltage shore to ship electrical energy in 2000, which vastly contributes to reducing green house gas oline emissions within the Swedish port of Gothenburg.

Further achievements during the last 10 years hi-lightthe world wide expansion of ABB. During 2002 saw the world’s longest underground transmission, linking the alternate current AC networks of South Australia and Victoria, as well as world’s 1st  extruded HVDC submarine transmission, between Connecticut and long Island, US. In 2010 a 2,000 km ultra high voltage directcurrent (UHVDC) conection was installed to link  Shanghai with Xiangjiaba hydropower plant in south-west China.


Electroquip has over 25yrs experience selling and stocking ABB Control Gear, Low voltage products, circuit breakers, switches and control products. We have free ABB technical advice and are market leaders in ABB factory automation products and systems in the UK.

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