ABB India doubles its Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) capacity with a new factory

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  • Mar 03,23
Electrification and automation company ABB India, inaugurated a new manufacturing facility to meet the growing demands for power equipment for a ‘Resilient and Smart’ grid strengthening its commitment to Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India. The company also launches eco-efficient switchgear PrimeGear™ ZX0, with SF6-free alternatives.
ABB India doubles its Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) capacity with a new factory

An aerial image of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) production facility, ABB India

The global technology leader in electrical distribution and management, ABB India inaugurated its new state-of-the-art factory in Nashik, Maharashtra on February 24, 2023. With this, the company has doubled its Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) production capacity of primary and secondary GIS. It will serve customers across various industries including power distribution, smart cities, data centres, transport (metro, railways), tunnels, ports, highways and other infrastructural developments. With this, the company also launches PrimeGear™ ZX0 built on dry air technology taking forward a sustainable approach towards switchgear.

The new factory is spread over an area of 78,000 sq ft and is equipped with smart and lean manufacturing capabilities. It deployed advanced robotics for manufacturing which connects people, processes, and assets, and is capable of relaying real-time data for enhanced productivity. Developed as per the norms set by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), this green factory building optimises the use of water and energy. The factory also uses carefully selected materials to minimise the life cycle environmental impacts. In line with ABB’s sustainability strategy 2030 targets, the factory has also realised its RE100 (100% renewable electricity) commitment to achieve low-carbon operations.

With this new factory, ABB India also launched PrimeGear™ ZX0 in the country. This eco-efficient switchgear is built on ABB’s SF6-free ecoGIS™ with dry air technology for applications up to 12kV in the factory in Nashik, supporting the migration to a greener, smarter and safer future. It is robust, compact design generates 20 per cent less heat while also saving energy and improving safety. With the use of SF6 alternatives, this ecoGIS™ lowers the global warming potential by 100 per cent. PrimeGear™ ZX0 enables remote monitoring and reduces the product installation footprint by up to 25 per cent compared to conventional switchgear. Being a market leader in GIS, this factory of ABB in India will strengthen local manufacturing and contributes towards creating a low-carbon society.



Shopfloor of Nashik’s Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Factory, ABB India 

“ABB is committed to enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. We use global technology coupled with local engineering as a catalyst for introducing greener alternatives in the market. This new GIS factory is a testimony to ABB’s commitment towards building a self-reliant India in manufacturing and contributing to the nation's net-zero journey,” said Sanjeev Sharma, Country Head and Managing Director, ABB India.

Ganesh Kothawade, Senior Vice President and Head Distribution Solutions Division, Electrification Business, ABB India, added, “ABB in Nashik has been at the forefront of electrical engineering development in the country. It has always played a crucial role in introducing innovative products and solutions. With the increase in investments into megacities and infrastructure, the demand for sustainable, maintenance-free switchgear is growing.”

Being in Nashik across three locations since 1978, ABB India has been manufacturing a wide range of electrical distribution products and solutions - demonstrating its commitment to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Make in India’, also catering to the increasing domestic and export demands from over 100 countries.

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