Guadalajara Will Do

ABB grabs Siemens' NEMA motor business to add to its portfolio


ABB announced today it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business. With manufacturing operations in Guadalajara, Mexico, this acquisition looks to provide "a well-regarded product portfolio, a longstanding North American customer base, and an experienced operations, sales, and management team," ABB said.

Siemens' Guadalajara factory for NEMA motors, now in the hands of ABB.—ABB photo


The business employs around 600 people and generated revenues of approximately $63 million in 2021. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2023. The acquisition is expected to be margin accretive to the ABB Motion business within 24 months.


The move means ABB expands its low voltage NEMA motor portfolio, in an effort to further establish itself as a leader in that segment, but also delivers on a recent promise to expand into new markets. The established manufacturing operations in Mexico will aim to support future growth.

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