ABB sets up two new manufacturing plants at Savli near Vadodara
Vadodara, 13 November 2013
Power and automation technology group ABB has commissioned two new manufacturing plants for power products in India at Savli close to its existing facility in Vadodara.
The new units covering an area of about 15,000 square meters were built in 18 months at an investment of approximately Rs 2.50 billion.The new units will produce high voltage switchgear and distribution transformers.
The event coincides with the company’s 50th anniversary of its manufacturing hub in Gujarat.
The high voltage unit will make gas insulated switchgear and plug and switch system hybrid switchgear, to serve the growing demand in the domestic market and also act as an export hub.
The transformer factory will focus on the production of dry type and oil immersed distribution transformers range up to 10 megavolt amperes (MVA), 36 kilovolts (kV). It will enhance ABB’s offering in India and also extend the distribution transformer range.
”This expansion supports our ‘in country for country’ approach and is in line with ABB’s strategy of establishing manufacturing and marketing units close to customers,” said Bernhard Jucker, head of ABB’s power products division. ”By expanding our footprint in India, we can provide customers with an extended offering and deliver solutions suited to local needs, faster and more efficiently.”
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