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TMEIC Builds New Factory in India to Increase PV Inverter Production

2017/09/28 13:33
Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP Intelligence Group, CleanTech Institute
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The new manufacturing plant in Bengaluru, Karnataka State. Solar panels were installed on its roof. (source: TMEIC)
PV inverters, UPSes and motor drive devices are manufactured. (source: Nikkei BP)

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) built a new manufacturing plant of power electronics products in Bengaluru, Karnataka State, in India, and had a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the plant Sept 25, 2017.

At the plant, TMEIC will manufacture PV inverters for mega (large-scale) solar power plants, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and high-voltage motor drive devices as main products.

The new plant was built in an industrial park in Tumakuru district in the suburbs of Bengaluru. The total floor area of the plant is about 12,000m2, and the plant will start full-fledged operation in October 2017. It is one of TMEIC's largest-scale manufacturing bases for PV inverters.

TMEIC Industrial Systems India Private Ltd, a local subsidiary of the TMEIC group, runs the group's business in India. TMEIC acquired an Indian subsidiary of the Netherlands-based AEG Power Solutions in April 2014, and the company has been manufacturing PV inverters by using AEG's facilities.

For production of motors, TMEIC built a manufacturing plant in Tumakuru district, Bengaluru, in February 2016 and has already started operation of the plant.

The shipment of PV inverters manufactured at the former AEG plant and sold in India has been favorable. Therefore, this time, TMEIC rented an additional land adjacent to the motor manufacturing plant to build the new plant. And the company will transfer the production of PV inverters from the old plant to the new plant, increase production and start local production of UPS systems and motor drive devices.