Thomas Betts

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB group President and CEO Designate Fred Kindle speaks at a press conference in Bangalore 22 November 2004. Kindle, stating that India was the country with the fastest growing operations within the ABB group, announced that his company, which two years ago opened its first research and development center outside Europe and the United States in Bangalore and currently employs about 100 engineers there, will employ another 500 professionals over the next couple of years. The Bangalore center develops engineering solutions and support automation activities across the ABB group.

International companies continue to invest in the US energy sector, with Swiss-based ABB picking up electrical components firm Thomas & Betts for $3.9 billion today, bringing its total business in North America to a total of $10 billion and keeping it the single largest market in the world for the European company. Keep reading →