Hitachi Energy opens power quality products manufacturing facility in Bengaluru
Hitachi Energy inaugurated a new and larger facility of Power Quality Products manufacturing in Doddaballapur, Bengaluru.
“Karnataka is a leading contributor to India’s industrial ambitions. With long term committed partners such as Hitachi Energy, we continue to invest to make the state a global manufacturing hub,” Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said while inaugurating the facility.
Also present at the occasion, Claudio Facchin, CEO, Hitachi Energy said, “The new manufacturing unit for power quality solutions reinforces our commitment to facilitate India’s energy transition to net-zero. It also supports the Make in India initiative and strengthens our long-standing presence in Karnataka as we look forward to collaborating across stakeholders for the success of our shared vision.”
The new manufacturing facility doubles the existing capacity to produce advanced capacitor units, banks and power electronic compensators for low, medium and high-voltage systems, which are used in the power utilities, industries, renewables and transportation segments. Power quality products play an important role in improving power stability by enabling increased capacity and reduced energy losses.
“The power quality products and solutions manufactured at the new factory in Doddaballapur will help reduce energy loss, thereby reducing carbon footprint while meeting the expanding demand,” said N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India & South Asia, Hitachi Energy. He adds, “Today, 80% of Hitachi Energy’s portfolio is locally manufactured in India and the manufacturing base in India also caters to the global requirements of five products.”