Houghton International confirms it is now an official Value Partner of ABB, a global leader in manufacturing and automation with a workforce of over 105,000 professionals worldwide.

The newly formed alliance solidifies Houghton International’s position as an ABB Value Partner – meaning that ABB has assessed the quality of processes at Houghton International’s facility and has officially endorsed them as a recommended repairer.

ABB harnesses its manufacturing and software expertise to advance electrification and automation solutions, driving towards a sustainable and resource-efficient future. Through its endorsement of Houghton International, ABB extends its commitment, providing clients with a trusted and sustainably conscious repairer based in the North East.

Michael Mitten, CEO of Houghton International, expressed his enthusiasm about becoming an ABB Value Partner: “We take pride in our endorsement from ABB, whose values of high quality, transparency, and trust align closely with ours. Being recognised as an official ABB Value Partner strengthens our belief that we are a vital asset in the industry. Our expert team has a diverse skill set capable of repairing electro-mechanical assets, now specialising in ABB motors and generators”.

Mitten further elaborates, “We can now give ABB’s customers access to motor and generator repair, including specialised services exclusively for ABB products. These include the ABB Ability™, ABB Ability™ LEAP, and ABB Air Gap Inspector services.”

To become an ABB Value Partner, engineers at Houghton International underwent exclusive training to perform specific duties unique to ABB products and protocols. The new services open additional avenues for revenue thus fostering further growth in the North East region.

With this promising development, Houghton International is preparing for another phase of significant recruitment to address the increasing demand effectively.

The facility in Byker offers an award-winning apprenticeship program with available positions—an exceptional opportunity for individuals seeking entry into the industry or career advancement. With vacancies open, the team encourages you to get in touch.