ABB to Supply Two Paper Producers in China with Drives and Automation Control Systems

ABB's paper machine drives and automation systems offer increased productivity, improved paper quality, and energy savings.

August 27, 2013 - ABB announced today that it has finalized two deals in the paper manufacturing industry, and will supply Hengan International Group and Guangdong Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing with high-efficient drives and automation control products to help them achieve efficient and stable operation.

According to the agreements, ABB will provide Hengan Group with leading drives for 8 paper machines, and complete solutions for drives and automation control systems for the 300,000 tpy carton paper production line of Lee & Man Paper.

Erik Oja, Head of Process Automation Division, ABB North Asia and China, said, "China is the world's largest papermaker, but the industry is currently undergoing structural adjustments and transformation. ABB is a leading supplier in the global pulping and papermaking industry with the most complete automation, instruments, and electrical devices. We are proud to lead the development of automation technologies in the global Pulp & Paper market. ABB will continue to uphold its "In China and For China" strategy and contribute to the sustainable development of the industry by providing innovative technologies and leading solutions to help Chinese papermakers achieve industrial modernization."

According to ABB, the integrated control systems supported by ABB's energy efficient Drives and Quality Control System can ensure maximum uptime and the best use of raw materials to reduce waste and minimize paper break to increase the output and qualification rate of production. ABB Drives can significantly improve operating efficiency to as high as 99% because of the company's advanced technical performance. In addition, ABB Drives can significantly reduce the energy consumption of industrial motors to help customers save operating costs.

In 1994, ABB set up its first pulping and papermaking team in China. In 2010, ABB built its first manufacturing base for Quality Control System and Web Imaging devices in Shanghai. This base has helped complete 500 projects in China with its products, ABB said.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.