Kemira and ABB collaborate to digitalize water treatment processes

Two global leaders, chemicals company Kemira and ABB, a technology company driving the digital transformation of industries, have signed a partnership agreement. The aim of the collaboration is to help customers in water treatment take the next steps in modernizing their processes and improving the efficiency and performance of operations.

The agreement combines Kemira’s strong chemistry and smart process optimization expertise in municipal and industrial water treatment with ABB’s integrated automation solutions, critical field and plant components, as well as extensive site service capabilities.

“We are actively developing our portfolio of smart chemistry, with the ultimate goal of saving resources and improving quality for our customers. Increasing visibility over the water treatment process and enabling predictive and proactive process management based on real-time data help in achieving this goal. Both ABB and Kemira have worked in the water sector for decades and are firm believers in continuous performance improvement and embracing the opportunities that new digital innovations and business models offer. When it comes to cost-performance, we can deliver winning solutions together,” says Application Development Manager Jussi Ruotsalainen from Kemira.

“Our collaboration generates value and enables new business models for the customers, combining ABB’s digital experience and platform with the deep chemical expertise of Kemira. The ABB Ability™ platform is open and scalable and enables new performance and optimization services that can be applied to a larger number of end-users than before. Digitalization in this context is about smart connected devices and can be applied independently of the automation system used on-site. This collaboration contributes to a sustainable water cycle through improved quality and cost-control,” says Tatu Mattila Sales Director at ABB.


Further information

Roderick Abinet
Director, Advanced Water Treatment, Applications
Tel. +49 162 132 4797
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Tatu Mattila
Sales Director
Tel. +358 503 322 711
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Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2018, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.6 billion and 4,915 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

ABB is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.


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