The new line will have an annual production capacity of 12 million poles
Bangalore, India, July 15, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has inaugurated a new line of miniature circuit breakers (MCB) at its Nelamangala campus at Bangalore. The semi automated line will produce various breaking capacity MCBs such as 6kA, 10kA and 25kA MCBs with an annual production capacity of 12 million poles. ABB’s Low Voltage Products division in India has delivered 25 million poles to the domestic market through wholesalers and a network of channel partners.
The new line would double the existing manufacturing capacity of MCBs in India. The line will produce two new ranges of MCBs - System Pro M Compact and Compact Home. These protection devices will be used in residential and commercial buildings, industrial and renewable energy applications.
Speaking on the inauguration of this line Bernhard Schmeing, Head of ABB’s enclosures and DIN rail products said, "The investment in the new MCB production line will enable us to grow faster in India and other markets in the Middle East and Africa."
Bazmi Husain, Managing Director, ABB in India “Being the inventor of the MCB (Miniature Circuit Breaker) technology, ABB has combined its global technology with effective local presence. Our strong engineering teams in all local facilities form an indispensable part of ABB's global technology pool as we address the huge residential market.”
“The new range of MCBs will cater to various segments of the markets including mid segment. Our focus is to enter the electrical retail distribution market with the home range.” said Anand Kulkarni, Manager of enclosures and DIN rail products in India.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people.
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