500 people attend completion ceremony in India
On September 25, about one month before the ceremony in the USA, TMEIC held a completion ceremony for a new power electronics products factory that it constructed in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The company will also produce PV inverters for mega solar power plants, UPS systems and motor drive systems at this factory.
The new factory in India was constructed in an industrial park in Tumakuru District near Bangalore. The newly constructed factory building, which has a gross floor area of about 12,000m2, went into full operation in October. TMEIC had been manufacturing products at a former factory in India since August 2014, but the space became cramped due to the increase in orders. The new factory is one of the largest among the production bases that TMEIC has built for production of PV inverters intended for solar power plants (Fig. 3).
The completion ceremony, attended by about 500 people including employees at the Embassy of Japan in India, related persons from the state government, employees of the factory and customers, was a big event. A press conference was also held for the local media. Dancers wearing big masks and horse figures featuring the folk arts of the Karnataka District of India performed dances at the event to add color to the ceremony (Fig. 4).
The new factory in India is operated by TMEIC Industrial Systems India Private Ltd, a local production subsidiary.