Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has begun the production of its inverters for solar power generation in the company’s factory in India. The final assembly operations of solar inverters were commenced at Vacon’s facilities in Bangalore during the month of April this year.
Vacon’s solar inverters, rated from 10 to 1,200 kW, are cabinet-installed systems, and they are based on Vacon’s state-of-the-art AC drive technology. Vacon’s factory in Bangalore manufactures products available for the power ranges of 10 to 200 kW and 1,000 kW, and their primary market area is India.
“The Indian market for solar power is growing rapidly and is, at the same time, rather demanding. Expanding the production of solar inverters to India allows us primarily to achieve prompt and cost-effective delivery times. In addition, we can better meet the local demand,” says Jari Marjo, Vacon’s product marketing director for solar energy.
Vacon inaugurated a new factory in Bangalore, India, at the end of the year 2011.
- Jari Marjo, Product Marketing Director, Solar Energy, Vacon Plc, phone +358 (0)40 8371 951, jari.marjo(at)vacon.com
- Sebastian Linko, Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Vacon Plc, phone +358 (0)40 8371 634, sebastian.linko(at)vacon.com
Vacon in brief:
Vacon is driven by a passion to develop, manufacture and sell the best AC drives and inverters in the world – and provide customers with efficient product lifecycle services. Vacon offers optimum process control and energy efficiency for various industrial sectors such as building automation, marine and offshore, mining and metals, water and wastewater, and renewable energy. Vacon has production and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 29 countries. Further, Vacon has sales representatives and service partners in nearly 90 countries. In 2012, Vacon’s revenues amounted to EUR 388.4 million, and the company employed globally approximately 1,500 people. The shares of Vacon Plc (VAC1V) are quoted on the main list of the Helsinki stock exchange (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki).