ABB Acquires Capacitor Company in SAF

ABB announced on June 23, 2009 that it agreed to acquire Westingcorp (Pty) Ltd. of South Africa, to expand its portfolio of power capacitors Westingcorp, based in Centurion, Gauteng province (Gauteng is the only landlocked province of South Africa without a foreign border), manufactures high-voltage direct current (DC) power capacitors AC (alternating current) and DC surge capacitors. Applications include shunt and series capacitor banks, harmonic filters, motor unit capacitors, bulk power factor correction schemes, distribution voltage improvement schemes, furnace capacitors and SVC (static VAR compensators). for local and international markets. Westingcorp employs 30 people The portfolio will strengthen ABB’s power capacitors business and provide a local base from which to serve customers in the electric utility, mining and industrial sectors across South Africa.

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