Overview – Indian Electrical Equipment industry
The Indian electrical equipment industry comprises of two broad segments – generation equipment (boilers, turbines, generators) and transmission & distribution (T&D) and allied equipment like transformers, cables, transmission lines, switchgears, capacitors, energy meters, instrument transformers, surge arrestors, stamping and lamination, insulators, insulating material, industrial electronics, indicating instruments, winding wires, etc. The generation equipment sector stands for around 28 per cent while the T&D equipment sector accounts for close to 72 per cent of the total industry base.
The sector boasts of a diversified, matured and strong manufacturing base backed by a robust supply chain. Rugged performance design of equipment to meet tough network demand and presence of major foreign players, either directly or through technical collaborations with Indian manufacturers is a testimony of unique advantages India holds in this sector.
With state-of-the-art technology in most sub-sectors at par with global standards, the major export markets for Indian electrical equipment are USA, UAE, Germany, UK, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and France. The major export products are Switchgear and Control gear, Transformers & Parts, Industrial Electronics, Cables, Transmission Line Towers, Conductors and Rotating Machines (Motors, AC Generators, Generating Sets) & Parts.
Brand India Engineering campaign launched by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India aims at creating true brand value in international markets for Indian engineering products & services. It is expected to catapult India’s status in engineering capabilities, by highlighting India’s competitiveness, credibility & service commitments in engineering sector.
India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a Trust established by the Department of Commerce, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) and EEPC India are steering the campaign in coordination with national associations & industry stakeholders in the Electrical Equipment sector.
Manufacturers Showcase: Conductors
Apar Industries Limited, founded by Late Mr. Dharmsinh D. Desai in the year 1958 is one among the best established companies in India operating in the diverse fields of electrical and metallurgical engineering. Over the ensuing years it has evolved to be a US$ 850 million diversified company offering value added products and services in Power Transmission Conductors, Petroleum Specialities and Power Cables.A technology – driven and customer – focused vendor to some of the most brand-enhancing power companies in India and abroad, Apar has strengthened the business of its customers through proactive product development, timely product delivery and superior product attributes by reinforcing product innovation, cost leadership and premium quality and living its vision ‘Tomorrow’s Progress Today’ resulting in Reliability, Respect, Reputation and Repeat business across manufacture of Speciality Oils, Power Conductors and Cables.
Sterlite Technologies Limited (STL) develops & delivers products, solutions and infrastructure for telecom & power transmission networks, globally. STL is among the global leaders in all its business areas of Optical Fiber, Fiber Optic Cables, Power Conductors and HV / EHV Power Cables through its operations in India, China & Brazil.
As the most integrated Optical Fiber Company in the world, STL is pioneering Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployment in the country to enable high speed broadband connectivity. STL is developing several transmission infrastructure projects spanning over 5000 Circuit Kms, across India. Listed on Stock Exchanges BSE & NSE in Mumbai, India, Sterlite Technologies is a public company with broad shareholder base.
As the only Company offering products for extra high voltage data and power transmission, Sterlite is positioned strongly in high growth geographies and high growth industries.
In November 2010, Sterlite formed a joint venture company Jiangsu Sterlite Tongguang Fiber Co. Ltd. to manufacture market and distribute optical fiber in China.
Sterlite further established a joint venture with Conduspar Condutores Eletricos in July 2013 for the manufacture of optical fiber cable in Brazil.
The Company shares a common lineage with Vedanta Resources plc a globally diversified natural resources group.
Gupta Power Infrastructure Ltd. (GPIL), the flagship company of JRG Group specialises in cables and conductors with its own EPC division for turnkey projects. Since 1961, Gupta Power has created quality products and services backed by thorough research. The diligent efforts have been duly recognised with prestigious ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation.
It offers a vast portfolio of products that includes Power Cables, Instrumentation Cables, Thermocouple Cables, Overhead Conductors and much more. Over time, we have upgraded to cutting edge technology to meet the stringent needs of the customer. A specially formulated quality control regimen monitors every new innovation and its application from conception to execution. 50 years of diligence and perseverance have today paid off in significant brand presence and trade relations that span the globe.
JSK Industries Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Aluminium Conductor manufacturer specializing in:
- Power Transmission & Distribution Conductors
- Aluminium Wire Rods
- Aluminium Alloys, and,
- EC and De-oxi Flipped Coils
Established in 1965, the Company carries out its manufacturing activities in facilities in its state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility at Slivassa. A technology-driven engineering organization, JSK Industries Pvt. Ltd. is well-diversified and ranks amongst the largest private sector aluminium conductor manufacturing companies in the India. The Company is known for initiating new processes, products and materials.
A strong customer-focused approach and a constant quest for quality has enabled the company to attain and sustain leadership position in all lines of business. Its client list includes all the leading names in the power sector. The company is a responsible corporate citizen with abiding belief in human engineering.
Following are some of the inherent strengths which makes JSK Industries a leading name in the industry:
- EXPERIENCE: Over four and half decades of experience in power sector.
- LARGE CLIENT BASE: More than 1000 + satisfied customers including Who’s Who of the power sector
- RAW MATERIAL AVAILABILITY: Easy availability of raw material from renowned producers.
- SOUND FINANCIALS: Sound financial base with an average growth of 100% per annum
- INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING: State-of-the-art, well equipped, fully integrated manufacturing facility.
- APPROVALS: Facilities are approved by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited for conductors and wire rods.
- SOURCE QUALITY: Cordial relations with the primary aluminium giants for many decades.
- QUALITY SYSTEM: ISO 9001: 2008 compliant systems ensuring quality of the end product.
- TIMELY DELIVERY: Manufacturing systems that are geared to meet customer deadlines.
- QUALIFIED TEAM: Experienced and technically sound professionals.
- TRAINED STAFF: Continuous training and development for staff at all levels.
Established in 1959, Hindusthan Urban Infratsructure Limited is a leading manufacturer of overhead conductors & electro – porcelain high tension insulators. It is an ultra – modern, highly quality – conscious, professionally managed company with sophisticated European, American & Indian manufacturing & testing machinery. It is known for its impeccable Timely Quality Product Delivery & Performance conforming to National & International standards. It provides solutions to a diverse set of clients across India & the Globe with their requirements of Conductors & Insulators.
It has received Quality Management System Certification – ISO 9001:2008 & Environment Management System Certification ISO: 14001 : 2004 by BVQI, apart from having the ISI Mark Certification for Over Head Conductors such as AAC, ACSR, AAAC & AACSR upto 800 KV Lines. It is also a Member of the Standing Committee for overhead Conductors up to 800 kV of Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India for the last two decades.
The company also boasts of World Class Plants and Machinery for a wide range of sophisticated products.
At present, it manufactures Bare Conductors for transmission lines & HT Insulators such as Solid Core Insulator, Hollow (Bushing Insulator). Three units located at Faridabad (Haryana), Gwalior (M.P.) and North Guwahati (Assam) have manufacturing facility for bare conductors. Its manufacturing facility for insulators is situated at Mandideep (M.P.).
Sri M.D. Khetan; born on 16th Nov’, 1933 in a small village, Banura, District, Sikar (Rajasthan) and came to Jorhat (Assam) in the year 1948 in search of work. He began his career with service at Jorhat (Assam) as an Accountant and began professional career as a businessman in the year 1959 and started a firm under the name and style of M/s Hightension Electricals, dealing with various Electrical Goods, being encouraged and patronized by buyer’s of wide repute and to implement long cherished desire, (Determination is Stronger than Destiny) decided to start a Manufacturing Unit is SSI level for manufacturing L.T. Distribution conductors and hence laid the foundation of M/s North Eastern Cables & Conductors Pvt. Ltd. as far back in 1986. Gradually started to manufacture overhead transmission AAAC conductors, AAC conductors, ACSR conductors upto 400 KV lines.
Khetan group of Industries inspired by the opportunity to make a big difference through the enlargement of its contribution to the national economy, with its resources and capability to compete, it has always focused on the creation and capture of value for the Indian economy.
Its products are:
All Aluminium Conductors (AAC)
Aluminium Conductors Steel Reinforced (ACSR)
All Aluminium Alloy Conductors (AAAC)
Unarmoured/Armoured Power Cables
Railway Signaling Cables
Aerial Bunch Cables (ABC)
Khetan group of Industries has built up a very good record of accomplishment of performance since its inception and has been continuously on more to improve its performance and to achieve excellence in all the spheres of activities. Both the conductor units were received the “Best Productivity Performance Award” in 1997, conferred by the National Productivity Council of India and the award was handed over to Shri M.D. Khetan by the Hon’ble President of India, Sri K.R. Narayanan on 17.11.97 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Also cable unit M/s. North Eastern Cables (P) Ltd., received the ‘National Award for Outstanding Enterpreneurship’, conferred by the the Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India and the award was handed over to Sri M.D. Khetan by the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Sri Krishankant on 17.04.99 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and he was also honoured at “International Rajasthani Conclave” by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Sri Ashok Gehlot & Governor of Rajasthan Sri Anshuman Singh.
Manufacturers Showcase : Transformers
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
BHEL is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation (Railway), Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence with over 180 products offerings to meet the needs of these sectors. Establishment of BHEL in 1964 was a breakthrough for upsurge in India’s Heavy Electrical Equipment industry. Consistent performance in a highly competitive environment enabled BHEL attain the coveted ‘Maharatna’ status in 2013.
BHEL as a part of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision was bestowed with the onus to make the country self-reliant in manufacturing of heavy electrical equipment. This dream has been more than realised and the contribution in nation building endeavour is going to continue likewise. Today, with 20,000 MW per annum capacity for power plant equipment manufacturing, BHEL’s mammoth size of operations is evident from its widespread network of 17 Manufacturing Units, two Repair Units, four Regional Offices, eight Service Centres, eight Overseas Offices, six Joint Ventures, fifteen Regional Marketing Centres and current project execution at more than 150 project sites across India and abroad. The total installed capacity base of BHEL supplied equipment -138 GW in India speaks volumes about the contribution made by BHEL to Indian power sector. BHEL’s 57% share in India’s total installed capacity and 65% share in the country’s total generation from thermal utility sets (coal based) as of March 31, 2014 stand testimony to this. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971-72 and paying dividends since 1976-77 which is a reflection of company’s commendable performance throughout.
BHEL also has a widespread overseas footprint in 76 countries with cumulative overseas installed capacity of BHEL manufactured power plants nearing 10,000 MW including Malaysia, Oman, Libya, Iraq, the UAE, Bhutan, Egypt and New Zealand.
The high level of quality & reliability of BHEL products and systems is an outcome of strict adherence to international standards through acquiring and adapting some of the best technologies from leading OEM companies in the world together with technologies developed in its own R&D centres. Most of its manufacturing units and other entities have been accredited to Quality Management Systems (ISO9001:2008), Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSAS18001:2007).
Its greatest strength is its highly skilled and committed workforce of 47,525 employees. Every employee is given an equal opportunity to develop himself/herself and grow in his/her career. Continuous training and retraining, career planning, a positive work culture and participative style of management – all these have engendered development of a committed and motivated workforce setting new benchmarks in terms of productivity, quality and responsiveness.
Crompton Greaves Limited
Crompton Greaves (CG) is amongst the top 10 transformer manufacturers in the world; and one of the very few companies worldwide, that designs and manufactures such a wide range of Power and Distribution Transformers as well as Reactors from 160kVA to 600MVA, and 11kV to 765 kV Class, conforming to IEC, ANSI, IS, BS and other International Standards. It has recently made an aggressive foray into the manufacture of 765kV transformers with the execution of its maiden order for the Power Grid Corporation of India. CG is a preferred supplier for a wide range of Transformers and Reactors for many critical applications. CG products find use in Industries, Power Utilities, Railways, Mines, and a wide population of Industrial users internationally.
CG has pioneered the technology for the manufacture of compact, reliable SLIM® transformers with high overload capacity in collaboration with Dupont‟s Nomex® thermal insulating technology, rendering it a world leader in wind farm installations, where these transformers have extensive applications. Its Hungarian plant has over 125 years of experience in the production of high voltage GIS switchgear, power transformers, and in the turnkey implementation of various power transmission and distribution projects, including sub-stations. Strengthening these capabilities is its Automation Solutions business which amplifies the Group’s response to smart “solutions”, to respond to the ever changing needs of modern business consumers. CG’s Power Systems turnkey T&D and sub-station project management team offers comprehensive turnkey solutions and services for design, manufacture, supply, construction, installation, testing, commissioning, and servicing of large scale turnkey projects. It brings to its projects a single window source, together with proven project management and execution expertise.
CG is also building competencies and pursuing business opportunities in new segments – renewable energy, ultra-high voltage and energy automation, to further augment the products it supplies for windmills and solar power projects. Besides its product strengths, CG has also forayed into turnkey solutions for the renewable segment, by designing and building transmission grids for offshore wind parks. CG‟s acquisition of the MSE Group has further increased its strength as a Systems Integrator in the EPC International business arena, particularly in the Renewable Energy (Wind) segment. CG has also entered into an agreement with the New York State to establish its US R&D facility at the Albany Nanotech Facility, which will enable it to undertake R&D activities in the fields of smart grid technologies and renewable energy applications.
With such a wide and constantly increasing array of products, solutions and services in its portfolio, CG‟s Power Systems SBU is well poised to benefit from tap the enormous growth potential provided by global opportunities.
IMP Powers Ltd
IMP is a name to be reckoned with for manufacturer of quality EHV, Power, Distribution, Special Purpose, Furnace, Thyristor Duty Transformers & Reactors up to 315 MVA in 400 kV class.
“Since 1961” IMP has stood for innovative high quality and reliable Transformers with due respect to customers around the Globe. IMP has well equipped Manufacturing Unit at Silvassa for manufacturing Transformers with Installed Capacity of 12,000 MVA per annum.
IMP is proud to manufacture Transformers ranging from 1 MVA to 315 MVA, 400 kV Class.
IMP with a five decades of experience, has about 30,000 installations/customer base in India and in about 26 countries across the world catering the requirements of Utilities, SEB, PSU and Private Industries,
IMP was the first ISO – 9001:2008 & ISO – 14001:2004 certified company with a ‘state of art’ facility spread over approximately 2 Lac Sq. Ft. Area to manufacture Power Transformers up to 400 kV Voltage Class, fully equipped with most modern Plant & Machinery and all in-house testing arrangements to conduct Routine, Acceptance & all Type Tests as per IS & IEC standards.
IMP in-house testing facility is accredited by NABL i.e. National Accredited Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories which is an autonomous body under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.”
“This is the highest accreditation for testing in the country.”
Siemens Limited, India
Leveraging the 160-year-long heritage of technology leadership, Siemens offers a solution portfolio consisting of industry-specific applications to optimize an the performance of enterprises across the entire value chain, sustainable solutions for energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption, value-added services and consulting.
Siemens in India is a leading powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering with a business volume aggregating about Rs 12,000 crore. Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG (Germany) holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of the Siemens group in India. It is the only Siemens company in the world other than parent Siemens AG and Siemens Inc. in America that is listed on the stock exchanges (NSE: SIEMENS; BSE: SIEMENS).
It has a nation-wide sales and service network, 21 manufacturing plants and employs about 18,000 people.
Siemens in India focuses on sustainable growth, innovation and environmental solutions. Along with leveraging its strong presence in the high-end technology segment, Siemens is also building a portfolio of innovative, simple-to-use, maintenance-friendly, affordable, reliable and timely-to-market solutions customized for India.
With over 53,000 patents filed globally and over 27,800 researchers and developers operating in the fields of research and development, Siemens aims to address the impact of the megatrends that is shaping the world: globalization, urbanization, climate change and demographic change. Siemens has been a technology partner to some of the most developed cities in the world.
The history of Siemens in India dates back to 1867, when Werner von Siemens personally supervised the laying of the first telegraph line between London and Calcutta. The first company office was founded in 1922, and its first assembly plant began operations in 1956.
Technical Associates Limited
Technical Associates Ltd. (TAL) is one of India’s oldest manufacturers of Power Transformers. Established in 1967 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, TAL originally manufactured Distribution Transformers for 11 kV distribution networks. Today, its scope of business activities has expanded vastly to include:
- Manufacturing of Power & Distribution Transformers up to 220 kV
- Transmission & Distribution Engineering, Procurement and Commissioning Projects on Turnkey basis
- Renewable Energy based power generation
Through a Greenfield plant in Sitarganj, Uttarakhand TAL’s transformer manufacturing capabilities are being upgraded significantly to include design, manufacture and testing of EHV Power Transformers upto 765 kV. TAL has successfully supplied more than 600,000 (approx. 50,000 MVA) transformers which are in active service across India, Zambia, Africa, Bangladesh & Nepal. TAL is committed to continuous learning, product and process improvement, dedication to quality and fostering innovativeness. These are the core strengths of the company, which will allow TAL to deliver newer products and diversify into newer areas which have increasing relevance to the needs of the Energy sector. After more than 40 years in business, TAL is ready to build on its vast storehouse of experience, expertise and excellence to play a greater role today in the development of Energy infrastructure in India, and beyond.
Manufacturing Plants Transformers:
- Ismailganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Power Transformers upto 220 kV)
- Sitarganj, Uttarakhand (EHV Power Transformers upto 765 kV)
Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Pvt Ltd.
Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Group is a world leader in the supply of integrated solutions for energy transmission & distribution. Toshiba has developed its superior technology and has a history of high product quality in this market throughout the course of more than 100 years, manufacturing its first transformer in 1894 and its first switchgear in 1902.
TTDI is a leading manufacturer of T&D equipment which includes Power and Distribution Transformers from 5 KVA to 1000 MVA, 1200 kV class, Switch gear products (GIS, SA, CT, PT and VCB etc).
Its vast experience and continued expansion has allowed it to gain immense trust and appreciation from customers around the world. Toshiba continues to serve the people and planet that we call home.
TTDI is emerging as the global production hub of Toshiba Corporation to cater product and component requirements across the world.
Toshiba Corporation acquired Vijai Electricals Ltd in December 2013, and established Toshiba T&D Systems India Private Limited (TTDI), Hyderabad, India. TTDI is currently rubbing the acquired businesses and provide them with Toshiba’s latest state-of-the-art design, development and production capabilities in order to supply a wide range of T&D products globally.
Transformers & Rectifiers (I) Limited
Incorporated in 1994, Transformers & Rectifiers (I) Limited has consolidated its position in the Indian Transformer Industry as a manufacturer of a wide range of transformers, which conform to the quality expectations of both the domestic and the international market. An ISO 9001 & 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001 company today, T&R as it is more popularly known, is proud to have executed a number of prestigious orders from developed countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom.
The capability to develop world class power, distribution, furnace and specialty transformers is credited to the creation of a world class infrastructure at three plants around the city of Ahmedabad, one of the leading industrialised cities of India. This facility is equipped with world class state of the art equipment and managed by a high skilled and experienced team of production personnel who consistently ensure that each and every production activity factors in an adherence to the high quality benchmarks established by the organisation.
As one of India’s leading transformer manufacturing companies, and one that is held in high esteem even by its competitors, a great deal of relevance is attached to living up to its image as a value based organization.
Transformers and Electricals Kerala Limited
The Government of Kerala entered into a technical and financial collaboration agreement with M/s. Hitachi Limited, Japan to set up a fully fledged unit for designing and manufacturing Extra High Voltage Electrical equipments in India in 1963. Christened Transformers and Electricals Kerala Limited (TELK), the venture was to revolutionize the electric power equipment field. Located at Angamally,the southern most penisula in the State of Kerala in India, the first product rolled out from TELK in 1966. Starting off with power transformers, it later extended its product range to Instrument Transformers, SF6 Gas Circuit Breakers, Shunt and Series Reactors, Isolated Phase Bus Ducts, Tap Changers etc. TELK gave India, its first 400kV Class Transformer, First 315MVA Auto Transformer and Generator Transformer for India’s first 500MW Thermal Unit.
TELK, an ISO 9001 certified company since 1995, has been a pride of the State of Kerala. The fruitful collaboration with global power giant Hitachi Ltd., Japan has enabled TELK to carve out a preeminent niche in the manufacture of EHV equipments and establish itself as a quality supplier in the transformer industry. TELK carries the quality image and ethos of Hitachi, Japan. This could help the Company to establish a brand image of its own. TELK is a synonym for quality in the EHV power field in India and at TELK, quality is a way of life. TELK is an approved high quality supplier to all power utilities in India and many prestigious utilities abroad.
At TELK, quality checks are mandatory at each phase of production. TELK’s testing department is equipped with a multitude of sophisticated testing equipments apart from NABL accreditation for our Transformer Testing Lab w.e.f. 06.06.2011. Every product of TELK goes through stringent quality tests before reaching the customer. Being one of the first Indo-Japanese ventures in the Country, TELK has imbibed ‘Total Quality’ concepts.
TELK realises that customers are their strength and thus service to customers is of highest priority to TELK. Recognizing the importance of customer service, TELK has set up an exclusive division catering to the timely repair, maintenance, monitoring and servicing of transformers and other vital installations.
TELK first exported its products to Tanzania in 1972 by supplying two 50 MVA, 132 kV Transformers. In the 1990s TELK revamped its export activities and exported transformers to the Sultanate of Oman and 330 kV Gas Circuit Breakers to Nigeria in 1994. This was followed by a number of export contracts executed to various countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Singapore, Nepal, and Bangladesh etc. A milestone in TELK’s export operations was an order from M/s DUKE FLOUR DANIEL, USA, in 1997, for the supply of 11 power transformers of capacity ranging from 50 MVA to 100 MVA.
A new era in TELK’s history has been ushered in the year 2007, when TELK entered into a Business Collaboration & Shareholders Agreement with M/s. NTPC Limited, the largest Power Utility in India. This has paved the way for TELK to augment its efforts for higher orbit of success and growth. By joining hands with NTPC, a Maharatna Company, TELK will be able to attain the path of high growth and will be able to beat competition in the Industry in the highly challenging industrial scenario. By joining a Central PSU which is the principal Power Generation Company in the Country, the demand in the power sector can be tapped to the maximum. TELK is aiming for a prosperous future in the wake of the Joint Venture between Government of Kerala and NTPC Limited and soon will have access to 765kV Class technology and thus will have the right environment to achieve higher turnover and profits. With the reforms in the power sector imminent, TELK is gearing up to face the challenges and opportunities that the market will throw up.