ABB’s DPA UPScale ST UPS and PCS 100 featured at power and automation show in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam’s expanding economy is driving a growing demand for electricity. Governmental and other agencies are, therefore, striving to ensure that the country’s power infrastructure keeps up with national needs. One important aspect of this effort is the staging of an annual international electric power industry event to enhance intra-regional power trade, promote investment and foster technology transfer. Held in mid-September and co-hosted with the Industrial Automation Vietnam 2016 show, the Electric and Power Vietnam event is now in its sixth year and has established itself as one of the region’s major power shows.
Mr. Richard Yue, ABB’s Local Division Sales Manager, played a key role in setting up and running the ABB part of the event. He explains, “the show is one of the major events of its kind in the region, with 7000 m2 of exhibition space, over 150 exhibitors from 22 countries and seven international group pavilions.”
With over 4600 participants and 195 group delegations, the event was extremely well attended – a sign of the vigorous growth of the power business in Vietnam. Derrick Koh, ABB’s Regional Sales Manager for Asia was very satisfied with the success of the ABB stand, “I am pleased to say that the ABB stand was the most crowded and attractive of the whole show, with various products and solutions displayed – including the DPA UPScale ST UPS and the PCS 100, which both attracted a lot of interest.”
At the ABB stand, visitors were made aware of the importance of various power quality issues and how ABB solutions such as the DPA UPScale ST UPS can help resolve them. Over two days, seminars were held to describe in more detail power quality challenges and ABB solutions for them. These seminars were very well received by the over 60 participants, who rated the content at 4.55/5.
Overall, Derrick Koh, Richard Yue and their colleagues in the South Asian sales team organized and hosted an event that was highly successful for ABB, with 570 visitors to the stand interested enough to give their details, in addition to 120 participants in the two ABB seminars.