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Identification number in the register: 7790041608-14
Registration date: 04/11/2008 15:38:19

The information on this entity was last modified on: 01/12/2015 16:07:53
The date of the last annual update was: 24/04/2015 09:39:39
Next update due latest on: 24/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Rue Guimard, 15
Brussels 1040


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Ulrich Spiesshofer

Chief Executive Officer

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Folker Franz

Head of EU Representation

    Goals / remit

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. In line with ABB’s slogan “Power and Productivity for a better World”, our products, systems, solutions and services are designed to boost our customers’ productivity while lowering environmental impact.ABB was formed in 1988 throug a merger of Swedish ASEA (created in 1883) and Swiss Brown, Boveri & Cie or BBC (created in 1891). Today ABB operates in approximately 100 countries and employs 145,000 people globally of which more than 60,000 people in Europe. In 2014 ABB generated a turnover of 36,9 billion Euros and net income of 2,4 billion Euros.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Main EU initiatives, policy and legislative files followed by ABB in 2014:

EU Climate and Energy Strategy 2030; European Energy Security Strategy; Power Interconnection Targets; Energy Efficiency Directive and Targets; Renewable Energy Policies; State Aid Guidelines for Environmental Protection and Energy; EU Smart Grid Initiatives; Connecting Europe Facility and Projects of Common European Interest; Ecodesign Regulations in particular concerning Motors and Power Transformers; Ten-Year-Network-Development-Plan; EU Network Codes for Electricity; Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive; Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases; REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals)
Directive on Network and Information Security; EU Radio Spectrum Policy; Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives; Regulation on Surveillance of Products; 4th Railway Package
Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership; Conflict Minerals Regulation; Environmental Goods Agreement, Anti-Dumping Investigation on Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel

2013: report by the Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by ABB: “Intelligent manufacturing: Targeting better energy efficiency”

2011: Economist intelligence Unit/Enerdata – “Trends in global energy efficiency 2011 – an analysis of industry and utilities”




X01211 Comité consultative pour la sécurité et la santé sur le lieu de travail
E02920 Network and information Security (NIS) Platform, DG Connect

EEF - European Energy Forum, ERF - European Rail Forum

EEF - European Energy Forum, ERF - European Rail Forum

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Folker FRANZ 05/12/2015 03/12/2016
Lucia HRICOVA 05/12/2015 03/12/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Sport
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

not applicable

Direct and indirect memberships in 2014: T&D Europe - European Association of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment and Service Industry, BDI- Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V ( Deutscher EU-Wirtschaftskreis) (The German business Association), EWEA - European Wind Energy Association, Friends of the Supergrid (FoSG), EPPSA - European Powerplant Suppliers Association, EASE – European Association for Storage of Energy, SEMI Europe, UNIFE - Association of the European Rail Industry, UNIFE - Association of the European Rail Industry, ERT – European Roundtable of Industrialists, Orgalime – European Engineering Industries Association, FERMA - Federation of European Risk Management Associations, euRobotics aisbl, CEMEP – European manufacturers of electrical machines and power electronics equipment and systems, CAPIEL - European Committee for the Associations of Manufacturers of Switchgear and Controlgear equipments, EUGINE - European Engine Power Plant Association (European Association of Internal Combustion (IC) Engine Driven Power Generation), Ocean Energy Europe, EUnited Robotics – The European Robotics Association as a sector federation of EUnited - European Engineering Industries Association, RECHARGE, EAA – European Aluminium Association, AVERE – Electric Road Vehicle Association, AMISA 2, EPC – European Policy Center, EEF - European Energy Forum, EFM - European Forum for Manufacturing, ERF – European Rail Forum, Smart Grids European Technology Platform, SolarPower Europe, TP Wind (The European Technology Platform for Wind Energy)

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

599,080 €

0 €

not applicable

1,590,297 €


The "estimated costs attributable to activities covered by the Register" figure includes EU public affairs activities budget and consultancy fees in 2014.

ABB direct membership fees in EU trade federations and associations in 2014 amounted to 281,661.45 EUR. This figure excludes indirect membership fees paid through national trade federations and associations.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
ABB subscribes to the following Code of Conduct