March 2nd, 2020

Sauber Engineering powers up with ABB

There is new energy in Sauber Engineering AG as the company teams up with ABB as Official Global Technology Partner. The partnership will focus on leveraging e-mobility and carbon neutral development projects, underscoring the commitment to sustainability of the Sauber Group, of which Sauber Engineering is part.

As part of the deal, ABB will install a state-of-the-art EV Charging Station at Sauber Group’s headquarters in Hinwil, providing the latest in fast-charging battery technology to the growing number of electric vehicle users in the company. The charging station will be powered by the photovoltaic field already installed over the Sauber headquarters’ parking lot – currently one of the largest in Switzerland.

Sauber Group already has a long-standing technical relationship with ABB, whose frequency converter controls fan speed in Sauber Aerodynamik’s wind tunnel – the start-of-the-art wind tunnel used to develop all the Formula OneTM cars of Sauber Motorsport. Further technical collaborations at Sauber Group’s modern production facility are envisaged using a range of ABB technologies.

Frédéric Vasseur, CEO Sauber Engineering AG: “The partnership with ABB is a real statement of intent for Sauber Engineering. We pride ourselves on our commitment to both innovation and sustainability, and our work with ABB will employ technology and human ingenuity to reflect both these important aspects.”

Christoph Hansen, Director of Technology & Innovation of Sauber Engineering: “Sauber Engineering is at the forefront of innovation and research, not just in automotive development but in a wide range of fields. The deal with ABB, a giant in the technology market, will provide both companies with a partner able to enhance their own capabilities. The construction of the EV charging station is but a first step in this relationship and I am excited about the joint projects we will unveil in the coming months.”

Robert Itschner, ABB Switzerland Country Managing Director: “This is a tremendously exciting partnership, which gives two iconic Swiss brand names the opportunity to collaborate and share their world-class technologies for an emission-free future.”