ABB to acquire Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business

ABB is expanding into new markets by acquiring Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business.

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With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, the business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately US$63 million in 2021. The acquisition extends ABB’s low voltage NEMA motor portfolio, brings a longstanding North American customer base, and adds an experienced operations, sales and management team.

This transaction will enhance the product offering of ABB’s NEMA motors division, expand its supply chain relationships, and improve support to its North American customer base. It also offers the opportunity to better support customers in Mexico with local manufacturing and sales. ABB expects to benefit from identified synergies, and to use the R&D expertise, supply chain relationships, and market access to bring the combined portfolio to its full potential.

“This bolt-on acquisition creates strong value for ABB’s NEMA motors division,” said Tarak Mehta, president of ABB Motion. “Investing in the business and opening up sales opportunities in North America and especially Mexico will allow this business to be margin accretive to the ABB Motion business within 24 months.”

“We have long appreciated the quality and design of these motors,” added Jesse Henson, president of ABB’s NEMA motors division. “Now that we have met the leadership team behind them, I am even more confident that together we can grow our combined businesses faster than either of us could alone. We look forward to adding the Siemens low voltage NEMA motor portfolio to our existing offering of ABB and Baldor-Reliance industrial electric motors.”

The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023.