ABB hasjoined the motorsport and automotive specialist Sauber Engineering AG – acompany of Sauber Group – as an Official Global Technology Partner. Thepartnership will focus on leveraging e-mobility and carbon neutral developmentprojects.
Under the partnership, ABB will install a state-of-the-art EV Charging Stationat Sauber’s headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, providing the latest infast-charging battery technology to the growing number of electric vehicleusers in the company. The charging station will be powered by the photovoltaicfield already installed over the Sauber headquarters’ parking lot – currentlyone of the largest in Switzerland.
SauberGroup already has a long-standing technical relationship with ABB, whosefrequency converter controls fan speed in Sauber Aerodynamik’s wind tunnel –the state-of-the-art wind tunnel used to develop all the Formula OneTM cars ofSauber Motorsport. Further technical collaborations at Sauber Group’s modernproduction facility are envisaged using a range of ABB technologies.
Bothcompanies will use the new partnership to further their own sustainabilitygoals – ABB with its Mission to Zeroinitiative and Sauber Group with its own drive to reduce carbon emissions andincrease energy efficiency in all areas of its operation.
Robert Itschner, ABB Switzerland Country Managing Director said: “This is atremendously exciting partnership, which gives two iconic Swiss brand names theopportunity to collaborate and share their world-class technologies for anemission-free future.”
FrédéricVasseur, CEO Sauber Engineering AG: “The partnership with ABB is a realstatement of intent for Sauber Engineering. We pride ourselves on ourcommitment to both innovation and sustainability, and our work with ABB willemploy technology and human ingenuity to reflect both these important aspects.”
ChristophHansen, Director of Technology & Innovation of Sauber Engineering: “SauberEngineering is at the forefront of innovation and research, not just inautomotive development but in a wide range of fields. The deal with ABB, agiant in the technology market, will provide both companies with a partner ableto enhance their own capabilities. The construction of the EV charging stationis but a first step in this relationship and I am really looking forward toexploring the further ways we can work together.”
ABB’Electrification business’ Mission to Zerostrategy is a blueprint for a sustainable future for industry, homes andcities. Through projects such as ABB’s zero-emission and energy self-sufficientfactory in Luedenscheid, Germany, ABB is showcasing a range of technologieswhich can help deliver a greener, emission-free future for all. Close to 60percent of ABB worldwide revenues are already generated with technology thatcontributes to the elimination of the causes of climate change.
ABB (ABBN:SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformationof industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABBhas four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification,Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation,supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business willbe divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries withabout 144,000 employees.
ABBrecently signed an exclusive partnership with automobile manufacturer Porscheto promote e-mobility. As part of a multi-level agreement, ABB became anofficial partner of the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team, at the SantiagoE-Prix. The Porsche team is in its inaugural year of racing in the ABB FIAFormula E Championship, while ABB is in its third year as title partner of thefirst all-electric global race series. www.abb.com
AboutSauber Group of Companies:
The SauberGroup of companies is composed of three entities – Sauber Motorsport AG, whichoperates the Formula OneTM team, Sauber Engineering AG - which focuses onprototype development and additive manufacturing, and Sauber Aerodynamik AG -which conducts full and model-scale testing in the factory’s state-of-the-artwind tunnel and creates ground-breaking innovations in the field ofaerodynamics. The companies collaborate closely to apply the expertise of 520dedicated individuals at the headquarter in Hinwil, Switzerland, to allinternal and external projects. Since its founding in 1970, the passion forracing has been at the heart of Sauber.
For over45 years, the innovative Swiss company has been setting standards in thedesign, development and construction of race cars for various championshipseries, such as Formula OneTM, DTM, and WEC. Following its own Formula OneTMdebut in 1993, Sauber Motorsport AG has established one of the few traditionaland privately held teams in the sport. After 25 years of competition in FormulaOne, the company launched a long-term partnership with Title Sponsor Alfa Romeoin 2018 and enters the 2020 championship under the Team name Alfa Romeo RacingORLEN.