ABB, the Zurich-based power and technology group, has announced that it is relocating its global Process Automation division headquarters from Norwalk, Conn., to Houston, effective Aug. 1. The move will bring key division management closer to numerous oil and gas, petrochemical and energy industry customer facilities and headquarters in the region, the company said.
Centrally located within the North America region, more than 150 industrial companies are headquartered in Houston, and some of the largest oil, gas and petrochemical complexes in the United States are located in the nearby Houston Ship Channel.
Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division, described the division headquarters relocation as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to best serve ABB customers. “This move complements the well-established ABB engineering, service and support teams which already exist in Houston,” said Reinikkala. “This move also underscores our continued focus on growing our business in the North American market.”