ABB Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the development and provision of power and automation technologies. It operates through the following business segments: Electrification Products; Robotics and Motion; Industrial Automation; Power Grids; and Corporate and Other. The Electrification Products segment produces and markets products and services including electric vehicle charging, solar inverters, modular substation packages, and switchgear. The Robotics and Motion segment manufactures and sells robotics, motors, generators, drives, wind converters, components and systems for railways and related services and digital solutions. The Industrial Automation segment integrated automation and electrification systems and solutions. The Power Grids segment offers a range of products, systems, service and software solutions across the power value chain of generation, transmission and distribution, to utility, industry, transportation and infrastructure customers. The Corporate and Other segment refers to the firm's central research and development, and real estate activities. The company was founded on January 5, 1988 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.