L&T sets up a new switchgear facility in Vadodara

Larsen & Toubro inaugurated a switchgear products manufacturing facility at Vadodara, Gujarat. Designed to enhance the company’s productivity by 2.5 times, the facility has been set up on an 18-acre plot adjacent to L&T Knowledge City.
L&T’s Electrical & Automation (E&A) would manufacture air circuit breakers (ACBs) and moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) at this facility.
In an area of close to 27,000 m2 under a single roof, the facility houses modules for the assembly lines for circuit breakers – ACBs and MCCBs – along with the shops for press working, moulding and tooling. The lines are equipped to produce circuit breakers of different frames and several ratings from 16A to 6,300A. L&T plans to locate a development centre to provide research, development and engineering for circuit breakers in the same facility.
A M Naik, Chairman & Managing Director, L&T said, “The new Vadodara switchgear facility is an investment for the future. It forms part of the wide ranging initiatives we are taking forward in the run-up to our Platinum Jubilee. The facility at Vadodara will enable us to elevate switchgear manufacturing technology to the next level, and advance further in our goal to upgrade India’s manufacturing capabilities.”
SC Bhargava, Senior Vice President & Head of Electrical & Automation, said, “This facility is an expansion of capacity that will augment E&A’s competitive strengths. We intend to extend our manufacturing expertise to suppliers and support the development of a high quality manufacturing environment in and around Vadodara.”
The manufacturing facility has applied for ‘Green Factory’ certification in line with the IGBC. norms and audited for the ISO 9001 certification. 

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