ABB to upgrade automation at Styron |

ABB to upgrade automation at Styron

May 1, 2012 – ABB will upgrade automation and safety systems at chemical manufacturer Styron to ABB’s System 800xA platform. Styron is headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania and has manufacturing plants strategically located in many countries around the world.

The ABB scope of supply includes updating Styron facilities on a global basis over a multi-year period with System 800xA process automation control and safety instrumented systems. ABB will also provide engineering, installation supervision and commissioning as well as maintenance support service solutions, such as customer training. Phase one of this seven-year automation upgrade program began in the first quarter of 2012 with a front end engineering and design (FEED) study.

ABB was selected for this significant automation evolution project because of its global footprint, scope of services, delivery model, transition timeline and methodology, and leading-edge control and safety system technology.

Styron is a leading global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, dedicated to collaborating with customers to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions. Styron’s technology solutions are used by customers in industries such as home appliances, automotive, building & construction, carpet, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, consumer goods, electrical & lighting, medical, packaging, paper & paperboard, rubber goods and tires. Styron had approximately $6 billion in revenue in 2011, with 20 manufacturing sites around the world, and 2100 employees.

ABB’s Process Automation division delivers industry-specific solutions and services for industrial automation and plant electrification. These solutions help customers meet their critical business needs in the areas of energy efficiency, operational profitability, capital productivity, risk management and global responsibility. Available industry specific solutions include process control, instrumentation, analytics, safety, plant optimization, telecommunications, energy management and power distribution.

 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 135,000 people.

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