The ABB Group is a multinational market leader in power and automation technologies, specialising in power products, power systems, discrete automation, low voltage products and process automation. Noted for its sustainable business principles, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index rated ABB as a world-class performer for the third consecutive year in 2011. Founded in 1988 through the merger of ASEA of Sweden and Brown, Boveri & Cie of Switzerland, the group now operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 members of staff. The company’s headquarters are based in Zurich, and Joe Hogan serves as its CEO.