ABB Ltd. engages in the provision of power and automation technologies. It offers products, systems, solutions, and services that are designed to boost productivity, increase power reliability and enhance energy efficiency. It operates through the following divisions: Power Grids, Electrification Products, and Discrete Automation and Motion and Process Automation. The Power Grids division supplies power and automation solutions which comprises of AC grid, DC grid, and grid automation activities. The Electrification Products division includes medium-voltage products business as well as the breakers and switches, control products, building products, low-voltage systems, and Thomas and Betts activities. The Discrete Automation and Motion division offers products and services including variable-speed drives, motion control solutions, motors, generators, power electronics systems, rectifiers, power quality and power protection products, mechanical power transmission of rotating equipment, traction converters, solar inverters, wind turbine converters, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, programmable logic controllers, and industrial robots. The Process Automation division provides fully-engineered solutions, products and services for process control, safety, instrumentation, plant electrification and energy management for the key process industry sectors of chemical, oil and gas, marine, mining, minerals, metals, cement, and pulp and paper. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.