Asea Brown Boveri (ABB)

International electrical engineering holding company; administrative central is in Zürich, Switzerland. Gross turnover in 1999 was sfr 41.4 billion.


  • 1988 ABB is created by a merger of BBC Brown Boveri AG and Swedish Asea.
  • 1994 ABB develop record-breaking 240-MW gas turbine.
  • 2001 the former Swiss BBC companies lose their independence as ABB Schweiz dissolves into the international organisation

Abb (#), n. [AS. aweb, ab; pref. a- + web. See Web.]

Among weaves, yarn for the warp. Hence, abb wool is wool for the abb.


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