ABB has successfully completed the divestment of its high-voltage cables and cable accessories businesses to NKT Cables, creating a leading power cable company. The transaction was completed on March 1, 2017.
The divestment, which was announced in September 2016, is in line with ABB’s commitment to active portfolio management, a key element of the Next Level strategy. By combining two strong cable portfolios rooted in a shared Nordic heritage while maintaining access to supply through a long-term strategic partnership, a more competitive cable business on a larger scale is created under NKT Cables’ ownership. As part of the strategic partnership, ABB and NKT Cables will work together on future project opportunities and R&D.
“We are pleased to close the divestment with NKT Cables, an experienced specialist in this market, with a long and successful history in the high voltage cable industry. This transaction is combining two highly complementary cable portfolios and is expected to lead to higher competitiveness and even better service for our global customers” says Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division. “We look forward to building on our new business relationship in the long-term strategic partnership between ABB and NKT Cables.”
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