ABB and Mesh Systems Launch Development Cooperation

Mesh Systems was announced in June 2020 as a Development partner to support the ABB Ability platform and its rapid adoption

Jun 29, 2020
Industrial leader ABB and information technology and services company Mesh Systems today announced a close, digital development collaboration. Core competences of Mesh Systems in the area of Azure IoT and knowledge of the ABB Ability™ platform provide unique opportunities for ABB to accelerate digitalization of its offering, whether through development of Ability™ applications leveraging the core principles of Ability™ architecture or through migration of legacy systems onto the Ability™ platform.

Mesh Systems provided instrumental technical advice and expertise to ABB in the development of the ABB Ability™ platform, which is the foundation of ABB’s industrial solutions and services that use digital technology since its inception. The platform, which is built on the Microsoft’s intelligent Azure cloud technology offers a broad range of analytics and services.

Mesh has been a long-term Microsoft partner (Azure IoT Elite Partner; Microsoft Gold Partner) with 15 years of experience delivering digital solutions across device engineering, wireless communications, cloud-first application development, and program management (e.g. ABB Ability™ Simple Monitoring Service (SMS), ConnectIV™).

“Mesh Systems has been deeply involved in developing the ABB Ability™ platform, having added crucial components to it,” said Shyam Kattepur, ABB’s Group VP Platform Engineering. “Having Mesh Systems’ expertise on Microsoft Azure technology will help our customers more quickly deploy new applications on the ABB Ability™ platform and thus accelerate our digital transformation.”

Digital transformation is one of the most rapidly moving business segments with worldwide spending on technologies and services predicted at $2.3 trillion in 2023, according to research firm IDC. Spending on such technologies is expected to reach a compound annual growth rate of 17.1 percent in the 5 years from 2019 until 2023. (

“We’re honored to be a key partner and to support the deep collaboration between ABB & Microsoft. After three years of supporting ABB to build and continuously enhance the Ability™ platform, we look forward to working with ABB divisions in the coming years to help them quickly drive customer value and adoption of the platform.” Andrew Cohoat, Mesh Systems Vice President of Business Development.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 144,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

Mesh Systems is an Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Innovator that works exclusively with Fortune 500 companies to provide enterprise-grade implementations that drive business value. Mesh has deep expertise across IoT hardware design, embedded software development, wireless systems, and cloud-based business applications. With 15 years of experience delivering real solutions to real customers, Mesh Systems is the ideal partner to develop new connected products, scale proof-of-concepts to commercial volumes, or complement & enable internal teams.


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