BADEN, Switzerland (June 4, 2014) – ABB Turbocharging announced it celebrated the
opening of a new service facility in Fredericia, Denmark. The ceremony also
marked the completion of the amalgamation of its activities in Norway, Denmark and Sweden into a single Local Business Unit (LBU).
“With Turbocharging Scandinavia we merge three rather small units in Norway, Sweden and
Denmark into a common, more powerful organization served by a well-integrated team with focus on customer needs across entire Scandinavia,” said LBU Manager Joachim Bremer.
ABB Turbocharging Scandinavia comprises Service Stations in Oslo and Bergen in Norway, Göteborg in Sweden and the new central workshop for Denmark in Fredericia. Additionally, the company has two service engineers and a sales team stationed in Copenhagen. This geographical footprint will soon be furthered by a new service point in Tromsø, northern Norway.
ABB Turbocharging in Scandinavia will comprise 40 staff in six locations. “Being close to our customers with local-to-local execution of services and sales remains our focus,” Bremer said. “Service coordination for Norway will be performed by a team in Oslo while a joint team in the large Service Station in Göteborg will manage the service activities for Denmark and Sweden.”
According to Bremer, Fredericia is an excellent location that allows all locations of Denmark to be reached in two to three hours.
“The location also has the additional advantage of being an established and a big ABB site, where there are a considerable number of ABB employees in the large workshop site, with excellent logistics and more facilities. The turbocharging workshop also meets high safety standards as required for our service operations,” Bremer said.
As home to leading ship owners, including the globally active container market leader AP
Møller-Maersk, Denmark is a major shipping nation. Denmark’s power generation grid includes decentralized power and cogeneration plants based on piston engines.
As well as inaugurating the new ABB Turbocharging location in Fredericia, the celebration was a chance to inform customers of the Scandinavian reorganization.
ABB Turbocharging manufactures and services turbochargers for 500 kW to 80 or more MW diesel and gas engines.