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We make products in intelligent factories

We make products in intelligent factories

June 9, 2023 2:24 pm

Manish Walia, Head Automation Business, Delta Electronics India, explains how Delta utilizes intelligent factories that leverage robotics, IoT, and advanced manufacturing processes that enable Delta to offer innovative and reliable smart, green manufacturing solutions to its global customers. These solutions not only enhance operational efficiency but also contribute to environmental cost reduction.

What is your corporate commitment and mission regarding energy efficiency and environmental conservation?
Our global corporate mission at Delta is to provide innovative and green energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow. This mission drives us to design and develop automation solutions that prioritize high efficiency and energy savings. As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are actively focused on achieving net-zero emissions by 2030 through our dedication to the RE100 initiative.

Over the past decade, we have made significant strides in energy efficiency on a global scale. Our efforts have resulted in the preservation of billions of kilowatts of energy, leading to a substantial reduction in carbon emissions. In line with our commitment to renewable energy, we have invested in renewable sources and energy storage solutions, which further contribute to our sustainable growth.

To ensure energy efficiency throughout our operations, we manufacture our products in intelligent factories equipped with highly energy-efficient automation solutions. Furthermore, we extend this focus on sustainability to our facilities and offices, as evidenced by our certifications for green buildings.

By combining our dedication to innovative, green energy solutions with our ongoing commitment to energy efficiency, Delta strives to create a positive impact on the environment and pave the way for a sustainable future.

How does Delta differentiate itself in the automation industry, and what sectors does it serve?
Delta specializes in offering high-performance and reliable automation products and solutions. Our commitment to top-of-the-line Research & Development forms the foundation of our product development process. As an OEM manufacturer, we provide an extensive range of products and customized solutions to meet diverse customer needs.

In the field of Industrial Automation, we are at the forefront of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and data management. Our expertise spans across various automation domains, including factory automation, process automation, machine automation, robotics solutions, and more. We also cater to specific end-user segments such as water and wastewater management, pharmaceuticals, plastics, cement, steel, banking, infrastructure, and the development of smart cities.

Our comprehensive product line includes drives, motion control, industrial control and communication solutions, power quality improvement equipment, human-machine interfaces, sensors, metering devices, software solutions, and robotic solutions. We also offer information monitoring and management systems such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and Industrial EMS (Energy Management System) for smart manufacturing solutions.

Our AC Servo systems incorporate precise calculations and seamless integration with multi-axis motion control, ensuring high performance while minimizing energy waste. We have implemented efficient waste management and recycling systems to responsibly handle reduced waste and wastewater.

With our comprehensive range of products and solutions, Delta is dedicated to empowering industries with advanced automation technology, enhancing productivity, efficiency, and sustainability across diverse sectors.

Which sectors have shifted their focus to embrace robotisation beyond the traditional automotive sector?
Robotics is making waves and changing the way work is conducted. FMCG, Pharma and electronics have already advanced in this direction and smaller SMEs are also open to using robots. Because of the availability, adaptability and reducing costs, the use of these robots has become much more palatable industrywide.

Presently, we see the use of SCARA Robots increasing for process automation in automotive, FMCG, packaging, electronics, and even in a non-industrial segment like banking. Collaborative, SCARA and articulated robots, bring a multitude of opportunities. 

 How does the adoption of automation and robotics in industries contribute to enhancing productivity and competitiveness?
In today’s interconnected world, there is a growing emphasis on productivity and competitiveness, both in the domestic Indian market and at a global level. The Government of India has prioritized its efforts to make India a global manufacturing hub, further driving the need for increased efficiency and excellence in manufacturing practices. Automation, robotics, and similar processes play a crucial role in enabling industries to meet international manufacturing standards, allowing them to cater to a broader spectrum of demand.

While intelligent factories and automation technologies help minimize human errors and improve overall efficiency, it is important to recognize that the human touch remains essential. The human mind and creativity cannot be replaced. The human element brings unique problem-solving skills, adaptability, and intuition that are invaluable in various aspects of manufacturing and beyond. the adoption of automation and intelligent manufacturing practices empowers industries to meet the growing demands of a connected world

How does Delta prioritise research and development (R&D) to drive innovation and cater to diverse industrial sectors?
At Delta, we firmly believe that challenges present valuable opportunities for growth. With this mindset, we prioritize research and development (R&D) as a key driver of our growth strategy. As a testament to our commitment, Delta allocates approximately 8-9 percent of its revenue towards R&D activities.

To support our R&D efforts, Delta has established research facilities worldwide. These facilities are strategically located in China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, the USA, Europe, and India. We have a global team of R&D engineers who work collaboratively to coordinate and align their activities on a global scale. This global perspective enables us to stay ahead of the curve in developing innovative products and solutions that cater to various sectors.

By investing in R&D, we are able to anticipate industry needs and proactively develop advanced solutions. This proactive approach not only benefits Delta but also provides value to multiple industries by delivering cutting-edge products and technologies ahead of time.

At Delta, we view R&D as the driving force behind our continuous growth and our ability to meet the evolving demands of the market. Through our unwavering focus on R&D, we strive to bring forth transformative solutions that contribute to the progress and success of industries worldwide.

What are Delta’s expansion plans in India, and how do they aim to increase their presence in the automation market?
We have made significant investments in the Indian market and anticipate double-digit growth in the coming five years.

In India, Delta operates two R&D units, located in Gurgaon and Bangalore, respectively. These units play a crucial role in our product development and innovation processes. We also have three manufacturing units situated in Gurgaon, Rudrapur, and Krishnagiri. Our Krishnagiri facility, which is the most recent addition, houses intelligent factories where we produce a wide range of products. Additionally, we have plans to expand our product range to include various automation products that are currently imported into India.

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are focused on introducing new and innovative products that enhance operational efficiency. Our newly established plant in Krishnagiri has factories for domestic production and a SEZ area that holds immense potential for expansion in terms of production volume, innovation, and market reach.

Already, our SEZ in Krishnagiri serves markets in the USA, Europe, the Gulf, and Southeast Asia, contributing to our ongoing growth trajectory. We anticipate further expansion and increased market presence as we continue to deliver quality products and solutions to customers worldwide.

Delta’s strong foundation in India, coupled with our dedication to innovation, manufacturing excellence, and market expansion, positions us for continued success in the automation industry and beyond.



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