Despite the recent growth in residential construction, the U.S. faces a significant structural housing shortage, estimated at 3.8 million units. This gap underscores a critical challenge. While population and household formation are increasing — with rates of 1.9 million versus 1.0 million in the early 2000s — the country isn't building houses as swiftly as it once did. Residential industry analysts predict a sustained need for millions of new units, both single- and multi-family, in the coming years. Yet, contractors face a major hurdle in lengthy lead times for electrical equipment. This is where ABB steps in as your partner in success.
Despite the challenges the electrical industry and world faced the last few years, including a global pandemic, ABB Electrification made significant strides in 2023 and is in a strong position as a company and brand. Our commitment to electrifying the US with innovative products and solutions, a robust sales organization and an ever-growing chest of support resources and tools is bearing real fruit. At the core of this evolution is our dedication to meeting the needs of our valued distribution channel partners and of the markets we serve.
It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end. While many are preparing for well-deserved time away with family and friends, it’s also a great time for ABB Electrification to reflect on the past 12 months and the many contributions of our distribution channel partners. We recognize the valuable role you play and thank you for your partnership and commitment to our shared success.
In today’s competitive market, an accelerated era of customer expectations has entered the electrical distribution market. Providing quick customer solutions to meet challenging timelines is the new norm. Customers want their orders as soon as possible, if not instantly. ABB’s new ReliaGear® readily available panelboard and quick ship switchboard solutions are designed to help you adapt to today’s fast-paced market while delivering an exceptional customer experience.
ABB has identified key value-based solutions to grow your OEM customers and business. We have created segment-focused toolkits that include a customer presentation, brochure and eLearning module. These tools can be used to develop your sales team and demonstrate ABB’s core value to your customers.
The 2023 NEC includes updated requirements for ground fault circuit interruption (GFCI), arc fault circuit interruption (AFCI), surge protection, emergency disconnect and other areas affecting residential construction. Get an overview of what has changed and insights on how to maintain compliance.
We are excited to introduce our new residential load center – PowerMark™ PRO – ideal for new home construction and renovation projects. Designed with the combination of innovation, durability and ease of installation that your customers want, PoweMark PRO's flexible design makes ordering and stocking easier for you. We look forward to partnering with you on the new opportunities, markets and customers this launch will bring.
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The uncertainty caused by supply chain shortages can make it difficult for distributors to sell to customers who need it now. In response to these issues, ABB has been working across its manufacturing facilities to maintain inventory levels for core products and accessories.
Our newly expanded 236-page stocking guide is now available to help you navigate the ABB Electrification product portfolio and identify the products we’ve targeted for safety stocking levels and increased fill rate potential in our state-of-the-art distribution center in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.
As we swiftly move forward in 2022, we remain committed to offering you first class support to help ensure you can focus on growing your business. We are continually working to make your job easier with product innovations, more training opportunities, increased digital presence and new marketing materials.
For a faster and more collaborative engagement, we have revamped the Distributor Partner Resources page on our ABB Electrification US website. Here you can access timely announcements along with resources and innovative tools to promote, train and educate ABB’s latest solutions.
Behind every product we design, manufacture, and deliver, there is a legacy of innovation, reliability, and quality. Our products are backed by a large team of researchers, engineers, and business leaders, all invested in helping you achieve your business goals. The new PowerMark PRO load center’s DNA reflects this all and includes the safe, smart, sustainable technology the residential market demands.