ABB Ltd SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of ABB Ltd with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

ABB Ltd

Parent Company

ABB Group

Category

Electrical Equipment

Sector

Energy Power and Industrial Equipment

Tagline/ Slogan

Power and productivity for a better world

USP

It helps customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way

STP

Segment

Power Products, Power Systems, Discrete Automation and Motion,Low Voltage Products and Process Automation

Target Group

Major public utilities, largest industrial and resources organisations

Positioning

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Huge installed customer base with long term contracts
2. Superior brand value has helped it in cross selling and gave a lot of aftermarket sale opportunities

3. ABB has resources all over the world and is geographically well spread

4. Significant portion of its revenue is from emerging markets which have a increasing demand for infrastructure

5. Well known for manufacturing  consistent top quality products around the globe

Weaknesses

1.The management has a history of overpaying for acquisitions and not delivering synergies on previous deals

2.On the back of shortage of liquidity, the margin is not improving in the shorter term
3. Bad debts and Financial difficulties with customers have increased the debtor's provisions affecting profit

Opportunities

1.Government  initiatives  in the infrastructure space will  augment  overall demand  for power industry

2. It is financially strong with huge cash flows which will help in acquisitions, buybacks and dividends
3. Increase in demand for smart grids increase demand for any companies that manufacture, supply or build smart grid infrastructure

4. Additional regulation will increase the demand for companies in the environmental services industry

Threats

1.A bad outlook of the economy will affect the cash flows and growth of the economy
2. Governments are under pressure for cutting down the costs, which may slow down replacement sales and put overall sales at risk

Competition

Competitors

1.Siemens
2.Schneider Electric
3.Eaton

4. Emerson Electric



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