ABB China and Granlund signed a cooperation agreement for Granlund Manager

A pioneering technology leader ABB will take a modern Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Granlund Manager into use in China.

The cooperation agreement was signed in March 2017, and the cooperation has started in the ABB China Headquarters in Beijing. ABB in China plans to extend the use of Granlund Manager to all of its 43 branches during 2017.

– We were looking for a tool to improve our maintenance process. With Granlund we found a company that has a long experience in the field. Granlund also had existing references in China as well as its local office and staff. The software was already functioning completely in Chinese, which is very important for us, says Heikki Karvanen, Vice President, Country Real Estate Manager at ABB in China.

With Granlund Manager it is now possible to get control and visibility for the whole maintenance process.

– It is a major step for us to take this system into use. We haven’t been able to produce data to support the decision making processes before. Now we have a maintenance process in place, which we also have been lacking, Karvanen describes the key elements of the new cooperation for ABB in China.

The cooperation has started with an implementation and a user training for the personnel in the Beijing Headquarters. The ABB’s team behind the successful implementation includes Joyce-Suzhi Wang, ZhiHui Dong and Aya-Yanyan Yang.

The timetable for going live in Beijing for over 1,000 end users is after the Headquarters’ move into a new office in April.

For more information please contact:

David Leff-Hallstein
Sales Director, Granlund China
+86 21 5252 4618


ABB is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

After years of fast growth, ABB has established a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 17,000 employees located in 139 cities, 40 local companies, and online and offline channels across over 300 cities. In 2016, China continued as ABB’s second-largest market worldwide, with around 84% of sales from locally-made products, solutions and services.