Samsung SDI forges microgrid systems alliance with ABB

March 26, 2015 // By Paul Buckley
World leading manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, Samsung SDI, has signed a memorandum of understanding with power and automation technology group, ABB, to establish a strategic commercial alliance. The two companies join forces to develop microgrid systems for energy storage solutions.

The two companies will establish a global commercial alliance to develop and market modular and scalable microgrid solutions, utilizing lithium-ion batteries for energy storage.

ABB’s global presence and knowledge in microgrid will pave the way for Samsung SDI to gain better access to microgrid systems and markets. At the same time, Samsung SDI’s leading position and expertise in battery and materials will enable ABB to expand business horizon to energy storage systems.

“The alliance with ABB provides Samsung the basis to expand our global No. 1 position into the microgrid market. Together with ABB we will make our utmost effort to develop new products and to pioneer new markets to keep on being the world’s best ESS company.” said Namseong Cho, President and CEO of Samsung SDI.

“Microgrid applications are expanding rapidly, both in emerging and developed markets, and are a key growth area in ABB’s Next Level strategy,” said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. “This strategic alliance allows us to combine our complementary capabilities and will enable us to bring optimized solutions to our customers.”

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