CG to Establish a Transformer Manufacturing Plant in Brazil
Crompton Greaves Ltd (CG), part of US$ 4 Bn Avantha Group, today announced its entry into the fast growing Latin American market through a Greenfield Power transformer plant upto 100 MVA and an HT Switchgear plant. The installed capacity of this plant will be approximately 6000 MVA and would require an investment of approximately USD 30 Million. The objective of the expansion is to create a local manufacturing platform that will transform CG into a significant player in the Latin American market.
Brazil is the biggest Transmission and Distribution market in Latin America with a size of approximately USD 2.3 Billion and a burgeoning domestic demand. The 10 year Energy Expansion Plan envisages Brazilian electricity consumption to rise from ~ 350,000 GWh to 620,000 GWh. To address this demand, Brazilian utilities are expected to make substantial investments in this sector.
With this proposed plant, CG will gain a firm foothold in an expanding power market, which is tied in to robust GDP growth. The plant can also be used as an export platform to other Latin American countries. CG has successfully completed the acquisition of land to setup the proposed manufacturing facility, through an overseas subsidiary.