ABB India inaugurated a new factory for the production of power distribution products in Nashik.
The facility was inaugurated by Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director of ABB in India in the presence of other dignitaries and customers from various sectors. ABB has been present in Nashik since 1978 manufacturing state of the art medium-voltage power products.
Spread over five acres, this facility will be equipped with smart manufacturing features with connected people, processes and assets capable of relaying real-time data and web-based intergrated tracaebility system for daily planning and review. State of the art onsite digital screens provide information transparency across the factory and its products, for key parameters that can be adjusted to increase the efficiency of operators. Mobile applications will help customers and service engineers to access information about products specifications, installation support, factory test results, etc. just by scanning the QR code on the product.
The best-in-class smart facility will be export focused. This factory is the only one in the ABB universe to manufacture certain categories of products and supply across the globe. The factory will manufacture outdoor products for substations like live tank vacuum-circuit breaker, auto reclosers and indoor ones like gas-insulated switchgear.
The reclosers are used on overhead power distribution systems to detect and interrupt momentary faults and to improve uptime of the system. The gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), which occupy up to 45 percent less space, freeing up space for power distribution and is very popular across industrial sectors like steel, cement, marine and also in distribution networks due to its high reliability and safety.