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ABB partners with Huawei for industrial cloud in China

Sep 18, 2019 GMT+08:00

【September 18, 2019, Shanghai, China】Huawei and ABB today announced a partnership through which ABB will offer ABB Ability™ digital solutions to its Chinese customers via the Huawei Cloud. This partnership was announced today at Huawei Connect 2019 in Shanghai, China, the annual flagship event of Huawei for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, where ABB also showcased several ABB Ability™ solutions based on the Huawei cloud.

For Chinese customers, ABB combines its leading industrial solutions and domain know-how with Huawei’s strong capability in cloud infrastructure and platform services. The two companies will collaborate and co-innovate, leveraging technologies of cloud, artificial intelligence, internet of things and industrial expertise to unlock the potential of the digital transformation of industries and ultimately benefit Chinese customers. 

After a thorough analysis of different options in China, ABB chose Huawei Cloud due to its technology expertise, strong enterprise customer base within the public sector and its high compliance and cybersecurity standards. 

Apart from the cloud, ABB is also collaborating with Huawei on artificial intelligence (AI). During the customer event, an ABB manufactured robot using vision and AI deep learning (based on a Huawei AI Accelerator Module) demonstrated waste separation.

 “This collaboration enables us to further grow ABB’s industrial digital solutions in the Chinese market, which represents our second largest customer base”, said Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer of ABB. “ABB is addressing the demand for digital transformation happening in all our customers’ segments, and increasing convenience for its customers in China.”

ABB has already a strong digital solution offering within the industry through its offering ABB AbilityTM. It was launched in 2017 and offers more than 220 digital solutions worldwide to plan, build and operate industrial operations with higher productivity and safety at lower costs.

“Through our partnership with the industrial leader ABB and combining ABB Ability™ and Huawei Cloud’s full-stack cloud platform, we will be able to jointly fulfil the various needs of industrial customers from many segments in China,” said Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei’s Cloud Business Unit. 

Huawei Cloud provides cloud infrastructure services to support an environment in which an intelligent world can grow. According to a recent cloud market report from the consulting agency IDC, Huawei cloud revenue growth more than tripled in the first quarter of 2019- the fastest growth rate among China's vendors.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2019 Conference is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, it is being held in Shanghai from September 18th to 20th 2019. This year’s Conference is themed on “Advance Intelligence” and aims to establish an open, cooperative and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future.