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ABB named 'most-admired' in Fortune mag survey

Swiss giant tops Industrial Machinery category of annual survey.

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Spiesshofer: Pleased to be recognised.
Spiesshofer: Pleased to be recognised.

ABB, a power and automation technology group, has been named by Fortune magazine as the most admired company in its sector. The company moved up from sixth place in last year’s survey in the Industrial Machinery category.

Fortune’s annual rankings are derived from a survey of 15,000 senior executives and industry analysts who rate companies on nine attributes ranging from innovativeness to the ability to attract and retain talent.

ABB ranked first within its sector on five (global competiveness, quality of products/services, quality of management, people management and innovation) of the nine attributes as well as overall.

“We are pleased to be recognised by our peers and Fortune magazine as the global leader and the place to work in our industry,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

“We will continue to create value for our customers, employees and shareholders by realising the opportunities in our key strategic focus areas of profitable growth, business-led collaboration and relentless execution.”

The international Fortune survey covers 25 industry sectors.

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