Economic Times reported that ABB India, the local arm of the Swedish-Swiss multinational electrical giant ABB announced it has inaugurated a new factory for production of power distribution products in Nashik, Maharashtra. The facility, spread over five acres, was inaugurated by ABB India Managing Director Sanjeev Sharma. The factory will be equipped with smart manufacturing features with connected people, processes and assets to relay real-time data and web-based integrated traceability system for daily planning and review.
Mr Sharma said that “ABB has been present in Nashik for close to 40 years supplying wide range of medium-voltage products like vacuum interrupters , circuit breakers , ring main units, compact substations and switch-gear. The Nashik location has been a hub of innovation for ABB across medium-voltage power categories, which has been steadily growing for the last several years. The new facility will serve the growth and focus on efficient power distribution systems in the country.”
The factory will be export focused and will manufacture outdoor products for substations including live tank vacuum-circuit breaker, auto reclosers and indoor products including gas-insulated switch-gear. The company said Nashik is emerging as a hub of electrical, auto, defence and food and beverage industries and reliable power distribution will be an imperative to power growth in the region.
ABB’s product portfolio includes electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grid. The company operates in 100 countries with around 136,000 employees.