Hitachi Energy has opened a new and larger facility of power quality products manufacturing in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The new facility is located at Doddaballapur in Bengaluru. It doubles the company’s 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.
“Hitachi Energy works closely with customers, governments, institutions, and partners to enable a sustainable energy future by deploying state-of-art technologies. We have a rich heritage, and extensive footprint in this country, and this new manufacturing unit for power quality solutions reinforces our commitment to facilitate India’s energy transition to net-zero,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy.
As a part of Hitachi Energy’s global manufacturing network, this facility will offer direct and indirect employment and nurture an ecosystem of local suppliers across the manufacturing value chain. The company said its facility closely aligns with the prime minister’s Mission Innovation to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change, make clean energy affordable to consumers, and create jobs and commercial opportunities. Keeping sustainability goals in mind, Hitachi has adopted some innovative processes for the factory that reduce electrical energy consumption per process step by almost 40%.
According to the International Energy Agency, the energy demand in India is set to double over next 20 years driven by urbanization and industrialization.
“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 of India and South Asia for Hitachi Energy.
Hitachi Energy has been present in India for last 6 decades with its widest manufacturing base. It set up its 1st factory in Vadodara in 1962 and has been investing in the entire ecosystem in the country from R&D to academia. Today, 80% of Hitachi Energy’s portfolio is locally manufactured in India. Its manufacturing base in India also caters to the global requirements of 5 products.