ABB Expands LV Motor Manufacturing Capacity at its Faridabad Facility, Fuelled by Renewable Energy

Bengaluru, India – ABB Ltd has added a new manufacturing line to its Faridabad plant, increasing its current capacity to produce Low Voltage (LV) motors by more than 20 percent. The new line will produce energy-efficient motors up to 55kW for customers in various industrial segments, such as F&B, water & wastewater, cement, metals and mining, HVAC, textiles, rubber, and others. The company’s LV motors are compactly designed to save space and reduce the total cost of ownership. These motors aid in the operation of critical processes with minimal downtime by providing greater flexibility to meet specific customer requirements.

The use of energy-efficient motors is critical in reducing energy consumption, as approximately 75 percent of industrial motors are used to run pumps, fans, and compressors. In India, ABB is manufacturing Super Premium efficiency motors that meet the IE4 standard, which specifies energy losses that are about 15 percent lower than those delivered by IE3 motors. These motors are robust, customizable, and reliable, making them suitable for use in a wide range of industries and applications, as well as in some of the harshest conditions.

The company is constantly working to achieve its RE100 commitment and reduce its carbon footprint at its Faridabad manufacturing unit to enable a low-carbon society. Through in-house solar power generation and the purchase of energy attribute certificates (I-REC), the unit contributed to a 100 percent reduction in CO2 emissions (scope 2 emissions) in 2020. Per the EP100 commitment, various energy efficiency improvement activities are carried out, such as the adoption of energy-efficient lighting, high-efficiency IE3/IE4 motors, and the enhancement of the energy efficiency potential of compressors.

The company launched a new series of high-output motors with a compact design for its industrial customers in India in 2020, reducing overall equipment size and total cost of ownership. The made-in-India motors, which were produced at its factories in Bengaluru and Faridabad, aided in strengthening its presence in the domestic market.

Sanjeev Arora, President, ABB Motion India, said, “This expansion further reinforces our commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The new line will not only meet the growing demands of the domestic market but also help us boost exports to other significant markets like the Middle East and Africa. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities will continue to manufacture world-class motors that are reliable and energy-efficient.”

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