Service addresses overall equipment effectiveness.

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Available for process and discrete manufacturing industries, ABB Reliability Fingerprint identifies and documents opportunities for enhancing overall equipment effectiveness, maintenance performance, and reliability culture. Two-week assessment consists of on-site data collection during first week, followed by offsite analysis and reporting. Site is benchmarked against leading process industry and manufacturing sites, using ABB's World-Class Reliability® best practices database.



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ABB Launches "ABB Reliability Fingerprint"



New service quickly identifies opportunities to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness, maintenance performance and reliability culture.

Westerville, Ohio, September 4, 2008 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, today announced the release of the ABB Reliability Fingerprint, a new consulting service from ABB Reliability Services. The Fingerprint is a two-week assessment focused on improving site productivity, reliability practices and maintenance costs. The service identifies and documents opportunities for enhancing Overall Equipment Effectiveness, maintenance performance and reliability culture.

Data is collected on-site the first week, followed by offsite analysis and reporting. The site is benchmarked against leading process industry and manufacturing sites, using ABB's World-Class Reliability® best practices database.

"With the collected information, we can identify opportunities for improvement. It allows the plant to better quantify the financial contribution maintenance is making," said Andy Ginder, Vice President, ABB Reliability Consulting. "We also show clients how their site compares to the world's best operating plants and industry leaders. It is a low cost, focused service that quickly provides a return on the $20,000 - $30,000 investment."

The ABB Reliability Fingerprint service is available for process and discrete manufacturing industries.

For additional information contact ABB Reliability Services at 877-234-6756 or Reliability.Services@us.abb.com.

About ABB

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 115,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, employ about 12,000 people in 20 manufacturing and other major facilities.

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