Prime Meiden aims to be among top 5

"We will be focusing on large power transformers and have target to become one of the top five transformer manufacturers in India," M. Vijayakumaran, Sr. Transformer Expert, Prime Meiden.

How Prime Meiden’s business has scaled over the years?
Prime Meiden Ltd (PML), an Indo-Japanese joint venture company, is one of the leading players in the field of power transformer having a state-of-the-art factory located in Naidupeta, district Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. It is a green factory equipped with all modern facilities for manufacturing and testing power transformers up to 500 MVA, 400 kV. We have supplied transformer of 315 MVA 400/220/33 kV to APSEB and transformer is in operation. Meidensha acquired major share in 1917 and the management is in their control. The productivity has improved significantly and there is continuous improvement. Current year our turnover will be around 3,000 MVA.

Future Roadmap
Being a SEZ unit, we are focusing mainly on exports. We have business with companies in Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Africa, Europe etc. In domestic business, we are concentrating on Indian Railways. We will be focusing on large power transformers and have target to become one of the top five transformer manufacturers in India.

Key Differentiators
We are taking all actions to ensure the same quality as Japanese standard for our products. We welcome short circuit test as a test for quality and we have many transformers SC tested satisfactorily in CPRI. Incidentally, 100 MVA 220/55KV Scot connected transformer, which is the biggest Scott transformer manufactured in India we have, SC tested successfully in CPRI.

Japanese endowed course
N.K.B.R. Institute of Science & Technology, Vidyanagar has accepted PML’s Engineering course. Our experts are giving lecture classes and also factory visits are conducted for batch of 60 pre-final Electrical and Mechanical students every year. Lecture subjects are power generation, T&D, transformer technology, safety in manufacturing, quality in manufacturing, Japanese culture and communication.
With Japanese Engineers, the course assists the students to understand electrical industry closely and choose the career suitably.

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