ABB remains fully committed to Tanzania economic development

2016-05-05 - ABB, a leading power and automation technology company opened their new office at Plot 33 Sapphire Complex, Nyerere Road, Dares Salaam on 27 April 2016. ABB has been serving the Tanzania market for more than 20 years and still sees huge potential in this vibrant and growing economy.

“ABB is committed to Tanzania and our plan is to expand local engineering capabilities, while working with our customers to develop custom-made solutions that will benefit the people and the environment, “said Michael Otonya, Country Managing Director ABB Tanzania. He further added that he has a dynamic team of thirty three people to support the local market.
ABB’s Leon Viljoen (Managing Director South Africa) and Michael Otonya (Managing Director Tanzania)

In 2015, ABB’s Group CEO, Ulrich Spiesshofer visited several African countries, including Zambia and Mozambique to show ABB’s commitment to the continent. ABB will drive profitable growth by shifting its centre of gravity toward high-growth end markets, enhancing competitiveness and lowering risk in business models with an increased focus on Africa.

“ABB is well positioned to support Tanzania with its growth and development plans, as we have a mix of environmentally friendly products, systems and services, and most importantly, extensive experience in emerging economy development projects,” Leon Viljoen, Country Managing Director South Africa.

Over the two days ABB showcased innovative solutions through Technology Days targeted at various key customers and industry players with a resounding response on the first day of approximately 120 customers in attendance.

From left to right: ABB’s Leonard Marango, Ajay Vij (Managing Director Mauritius), Michael Otonya (Managing Director Tanzania), Leon Viljoen (Managing Director South Africa)

ABB’s comprehensive packages include competencies, products and services for the complete primary production chain in the power, mining and mineral processing industries. ABB delivers power distribution equipment, integrated process control, optimisation and information systems and other world-leading technologies. ABB’s advanced technology and in-depth knowledge of the customers’ processes provide long-term cost-effective solutions. With its global network, ABB philosophy is to provide local support and engineering facilities that are never far from its customers.

“We are proud and excited to be increasing our presence in Tanzania,” said Otonya. “We will continue to meet the needs of our customers and contribute in a meaningful way to the development initiatives of this country.”

ABB ( is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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