ABB Australia has announced that its 1,500 employees have rallied behind Queenslanders to raise $180,000 for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, with the company contributing more than two dollars for every dollar from employees.
“It is important that we unite and provide support for each other in times of crisis, and the immediate response from our employees across the country has been truly inspirational,” says Axel Kuhr, Country Manager of ABB Australia.
“We are proud to support the generous spirit of our employees by adding $133,704 to their contributions to bring our total donation to $180,000. Our employees will continue to work closely with local businesses to do whatever we can to provide additional assistance for the recovery effort,” he adds.
ABB Australia's three Brisbane facilities escaped major operational disruption or property damage during the flooding. The company has had technical product specialists available to assist the local utilities in their challenging task of safely restoring power to residences and businesses in the affected areas.