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Sprawling across an area of 26,000 m2 and modeled on Hitachi's Omika Works in Japan, Sanand manufacturing works is the world class and one of the most modern power electronics manufacturing facility in India. It is the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and is the heart of Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics. It is located at Sanand, one of the fastest developing Industrial hub of India and a dedicated Industrial park mainly for manufacturing facilities of MNCs. Neighboring Plants include major MNCs like Ford Motors, Colgate, Allied Refractories, etc.
Within short span of 10 months time, Sanand manufacturing works got set up and was inaugurated by Hiroaki Nakanishi-san, Representative Executive Officer and President of Hitachi Ltd. on 12th December 2012. Nakanishi san is currently the Chairman of Hitachi Limited. Facilities includes designing, engineering, manufacturing and testing of power electronics products. Products being manufactured at Sanand works are medium & low voltage variable frequency drives, industrial automation & control products, UPS and solar inverters.
All aspects of manufacturing, testing and quality assurance are supported by highly experienced Japanese Expats stationed at the facility. Sanand Works employs Hitachi Omika Works (Japan) based software tools for engineering and manufacturing and has one of the most advanced product testing facilities in the country.
Sanand manufacturing works is divided into five major zones named receiving area, material inward and store area, main assembly/ manufacturing area, shipping area and load bank area for testing facility. Manufacturing shop floor is with anti static epoxy flooring, and completely air conditioned environment (with energy saving technology) is being maintained here with filters to control dust particles of size more than 5 microns. Roof & walls are being insulated to prevent heat losses & provide comfortable working environment. Ducts within the plant are circular in shape to minimize dust accumulation & improve aesthetics. Highly efficient cell manufacturing process is being assisted by 3D CAD viewer system. Specially designed "Customer Witness area" is also available for inspection by the customers.
This drives products manufactured here represent the most energy efficient means of process control. Hitachi Hi-Rel’s medium voltage variable frequency drives, low voltage variable frequency drives and engineered drive system (steel automation drives & process automation) reflect the best in process control.
Company also manufactures the grid tied solar inverters locally in India at this Sanand works, which is based on the contemporary technology of Hitachi Ltd, Japan. It is suitable for multi-megawatt solar power plants and currently there is over 2 GW Installation base in India by mid 2017.