Fimer S.p.A was founded in 1942 by Arturo Sottocorno, as a welding equipment manufacturer. Fimer is located in Italy as they are headquartered in Vimercate. Fimer’s main business sectors in 2020 are solar and e-mobility. Fimer has over 1100 employees worldwide with a direct presence in 26 countries spanning over 5 continents. With 3 production facilities and 3 R&D centres, Fimer is able to maintain a distribution network of over 100 countries.
Fimer established their solar division back in 2007 and has since grown to become the world’s 4th largest solar inverter supplier. In March of 2020 Fimer completed the acquisition and integration of ABB’s inverter business. The transaction included all of ABB’s manufacturing and R&D sites in Finland, Italy and India, along with 800 employees across 26 countries.
In regard to the branding of Fimer ABB Inverters, Fimer CEO Filippo Carzaniga stated in an interview that “we will have the possibility to use, in combination with Fimer, the ABB brand for the next three years.” This statement indicates that Fimer may continue to manufacture inverters under the brand of ABB for the next few years.