ABB investing £27m in new Nottingham earthing and lightning protection factory

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ABB is investing more than £27m in a new facility in Nottingham to meet increased demand for Furse® earthing and lightning protection solutions.

The new site is expected to open in early 2025 and will integrate advanced technology, flexible automation, R&D and testing, and digital processes to boost production capacity and enhance efficiency and sustainability.

More than 100 employees will relocate to the new 9,500 sq m facility from the existing 6,300 sq m ABB Installation Products Nottingham foundry, which has continually operated for over a century in the area where Furse originated in 1893.

In addition to an expanded footprint, the site will be constructed in line with the BREEAM Excellent rating for sustainable building standards and include efficient equipment and technology, photovoltaic rooftop cells, electric vehicle charging stations, and processes centered on reducing waste and energy.

The space will be designed to support collaboration and training, accelerate R&D, and drive automation to serve European customers and increase available inventory globally.

Khalid Mandri, president, ABB Installation Products Division, said: “This important investment builds on 130 years of Furse technology, enabling us to remain at the forefront of earthing and lightning protection and deliver solutions that improve safety and reliability for

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