ABB launches 400 kV transformers in India

2000-04-21 - Offers complete solutions package for the high –end power transformer market in India.

April 21, 2000: ABB today, announced the launch of its 400 kV range of power transformers in India. The 400kV ‘TrafoStar’ transformers will be manufactured at ABB’s recently commissioned transformer facility at Maneja, Vadodara and will employ the latest, state of the art design platforms used by ABB transformers worldwide.

Speaking at the launch seminar Mr. Joakim Olsson, President, Transformer Business Area, ABB Group said: “This will greatly benefit Indian customers as our local facility will share the latest technology, best practices and global resources with the 26 other transformer manufacturing locations within the ABB Group. With last year’s sales figures exceeding the US$1 billion mark and a global transformer market share of over 20% ABB is the world’s single largest supplier of transformers with the nearest competitor having a market share of only 7-8%. ”

ABB commissioned its modern transformer facility at Maneja, Vadodara in 1999. The unit has already supplied power transformers upto 220kV/100 MVA to various electric utilities. They have also delivered traction transformers to Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, West Bengal. With the launch of the 400kV transformer operations ABB will now be able to cater to the complete needs of the high-end transformer market in India.

Speaking at the launch seminar, Mr. K.K. Kaura, Managing Director, ABB, India, said ”ABB is targeting growth through a specific focus on service business, exports and new products. The launch of 400 kV transformers is expected to increase the company’s penetration and market share, enabling us to offer complete solutions to the transmission and distribution requirements of state utilities, railways, large private industrial houses, independent power producers and distribution agencies.”

The “TrafoStar” design concept uses the best practices, combined know-how and cumulative experience of over 700 years of 7 world leaders in the transformer business which are all now a part of the ABB Group.
ABB in India offers transmission and distribution customers a complete range of products, services and energy efficient solutions covering H.V switchgear, protection, turnkey sub-stations, network control, metering and power line carrier communication systems. ABB's transmission and distribution facility at Maneja, Vadodara is an important manufacturing base for HV circuit breakers for the ABB group worldwide.

The ABB Group serves customers in power transmission and distribution; automation; oil, gas, and petrochemicals; building technologies; and in financial services. With novel IT applications, tailored software solutions, growing eBusiness and a fast expanding knowledge and service base, ABB is building links to the new economy. The ABB Group employs about 165,000 people in more than 100 countries. (End)

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