Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. steps up its ‘Make in India’ drive with the introduction of new products manufacturing lines at its Hyderabad factory
Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. recently announced the completion of a major 3-billion Yen investment (approx. US$30-million) at its Hyderabad factory, that has boosted production capacity for transformers up by 50%, and established a new line for production of “New Technology” switchgears like Gas Insulated Switchgears and Solid Insulated Switchgears. The expansion will allow TTDI to meet growing demand in India and globally.
Commenting on the new facilities of increased capacity at the Hyderabad factory, Dr. Katsutoshi Toda, Chairman & Managing Director of TTDI said, “Since the foundation of TTDI, we have always endeavored in introducing new technology products and solutions, and improving product quality through technology transfers from Japan. In line with our ‘Make in India’ commitment, we have augmented capacity of existing lines and commenced new production lines with 3-billion Yen investment. TTDI will seek to expand its business through full-scale operations and provide cost-competitive products by localizing procurement, design and manufacturing within India.”
TTDI currently manufactures small, medium and Extra High Voltage transformers. The Company will use the new line to start production of Ultra High Voltage transformers up to 1200kV, and will also improve manufacturing and operating efficiency of distribution transformers. The new line for Gas-insulated switchgear will also accomplish the anticipated demand growth in this product, especially in urban areas.“The comprehensive upgradation and expansion is as per our strategy of securing a 20% share of the Indian T&D market in the coming years. We will also reinforce TTDI as a core T&D production base for other major markets, including Europe, ASEAN, and Africa”, Dr. Toda added.
In India, demand for transmission & distribution (T&D) products is being spurred by rapid population growth and the need to upgrade its grid. TTDI will offer High quality, high efficiency products that are needed to ensure a stable & Reliable power supply. TTDI is not only focusing on bringing in technologies in India but also on the ‘Skill Development” by bringing the expertise of Japanese specialists, resulting in a major improvement in the manufacturing process and product quality.
Toshiba continues to contribute to the development of Indian society with Toshiba Group’s wide range of technologies and solutions in three areas crucial for building a better tomorrow: ‘Making Energy’, ‘Transmitting and Storing Energy’ and ‘Smart Use of Energy’. TTDI aims to improve the quality of life for the Indian people and to create abundant value that contributes to a sustainable society.