Delta Power Solutions appoints Ingram Micro to market products in India

Delta Power Solutions, part of the $ 7.5 billion Delta Group and market leader in switching power supplies, has appointed Ingram Micro as the chief marketer for the company’s products in India, according to a company statement. Ingram Micro becomes Delta’s first major appointment since it shifted focus to the Indian market a year ago. Ingram Micro will market Delta’s UPS systems, Data Center Infrastructure range, and Telecom Power Solutions. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed between the two companies in Mumbai today.

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Dalip Sharma, Managing Director, Delta India said: “Delta Electronics is a major power supplies provider with core expertise in power electronics design, manufacturing and global operations. Ingram Micro has extensive experience and distribution network in India. This strategic partnership marks a significant step to Delta and brings to both Delta and Ingram Micro the unique synergy to provide customers with unparalleled product solutions and services.”

Deepak Singh Thakur, Director, Delta Power Solutions, said: “Delta is keen to extend its stronghold in the channel segment, and the company’s tie-up with Ingram Micro is aptly timed to capitalize on the expected surge in demand from various projects.”

Delta is a world-leading company in power management solutions, and it develops advanced technology to increase the energy efficiency of its products in pursuit of environmental sustainability. The company aims to provide innovative, clean, and energy efficient solutions across the globe. Delta’s products include power management solutions, telecom power, industrial automation, solar power, display solutions, networking and components.

Ingram Micro, the California-based Fortune 500 company and a leading provider of wholesale IT products and services, will partner with Delta to maximize the full potential of Delta products in India. It will use its broad experience and extensive distribution network in India to offer Delta products as the most viable option to the already burgeoning Indian market. Delta will get the full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services that Ingram Micro offers to businesses around the world.

Jaishankar Krishnan, Ingram Micro’s Managing Director, said: “We believe India is poised for a major infrastructure push and Delta products and services will play a key role in India’s immediate plans. The coming together of Delta’s technology and our marketing and distribution expertise makes us ideally poised to be a major player in India.”

Ingram Micro has a distribution network across 78 cities and towns in India. The partnership will help Delta gain a higher market share in the UPS market. “The tie up will also ensure an increased presence of Delta in IT, government, manufacturing, and the PSU segment,” added Mr. Thakur of Delta.

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centers and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 6 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.
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Amara Raja Batteries registers net sales of Rs 2,552 crore for nine months ended 2013

Amara Raja Batteries Limited, India’s leading Industrial and Automotive Battery major (BSE Code: 500008 & NSE Code: AMARAJABAT) today reported net sales (excluding other income) of Rs 2,552 crore for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 as agaist Rs 2,160 crore clocked in the year ago period, thus registering 18 percent growth. according to a company statement, the Profit Before Tax (PBT) stood at Rs.416 crore in comparision with Rs 330 crore logged in the corresponding year of 2012, up 26 percent growth.
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The performance of the Company for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2013 are as under:

Automotive battery
The Automotive battery business reported double digit growth in revenue, aided by strong volume expansion in two-wheeler batteries and marginal volume growth in four-wheeler batteries. While the OEM demand continued to be sluggish, an early sign of demand slowdown in four-wheeler replacement was visible in Q3. The trading volume in home UPS business suffered due to unfavorable season. The ongoing capacity expansions in two-wheeler and four-wheeler battery product lines are progressing as envisaged.

Industrial battery
The Industrial battery business reported flat volume for the quarter compared to previous year, due to capacity constraints and subdued demand for UPS batteries. However the revenues grew in double digit owing to inflation and better product mix. The firm continues to focus on enhancing the quality of business through various initiatives in the market place. In the UPS segment, the company expanded the Quanta® product range with the introduction of 12V-120 Ah and 12V-150 Ah batteries. Now, the Company has widest product range for optimal battery sizing by the UPS OEM’s and other customers.
The company has commissioned on January 22, 2014 the modern and fully integrated MVRLA battery plant in a new location at Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. The new plant was inaugurated by Brian Kesseler, President – Power Solutions, Johnson Controls Inc, in the presence of Dr.Ramachandra N. Galla, Chairman and Jayadev Galla, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, other directors on the board and the leadership team of Amara Raja Batteries. The trial runs and product validation processes are under way. The plant is expected to commence supplies in full scale from March 2014 to support the growth momentum.
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Commenting on the Q3 performance, Jayadev Galla, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Amara Raja Batteries said: “It is heartening to deliver a consistent good performance despite challenging economy, volatile rupee and sluggish demand in the automotive OEM and UPS sectors. However, an early sign of slowdown in growth rate of four-wheeler automotive replacement demand requires close watch and innovative approach to sustain double digit volume growth. The successful completion of MVRLA capacity expansion and other ongoing capacity expansions in various product lines, will provide enough momentum to the growth in line with our strategic plan for the five years period leading to FY19”.
Amara Raja Batteries Limited, a company with 26 percent equity each from Galla Family and Johnson Controls Inc of US, is the technology leader and is one of the largest manufacturers of lead acid batteries for both industrial and automotive applications in the Indian storage battery industry. In India, Amara Raja is the preferred supplier to major telecom service providers, Telecom equipment manufacturers, UPS sector (OEM and aftermarket), Indian Railways and to Power, Oil and Gas among other industry segments. Amara Raja is a leading manufacturer of automotive batteries under the brands – Amaron® and Powerzone®, which are distributed through a large pan – India sales and service retail network.
The company supplies automotive batteries under OE relationships to Ashok Leyland, Ford India, Honda, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, and Tata Motors. The Company’s Industrial and Automotive batteries are exported to Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East.Johnson Controls is a global leader in Power Solutions, Automotive Seating Systems and Building Efficiency. Johnson Controls provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with system engineering and service expertise. The Company provides innovative automotive interiors that help driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), founded in 1885, is head quartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its net sales for the year ended September 30, 2013 is $ 42.70 billion.

Mahindra Powerol Leaf DG leaf shaped diesel generator launched in Chennai

Mahindra Powerol, a part of the $ 16.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the launch of its new diesel generator- Leaf DG in Chennai. According to a company statement, the leaf shaped compact design of this generator breaks away from the traditional box design and aims to make the product visually more appealing, thus attracting more consumers. As the name suggests, the Leaf Diesel generator set is shaped like a leaf, the first of its kind in the industry and is available in the range of 7.5 kVA, 10 kVA and 15 kVA. The product makes an entry into the Chennai market to bridge the peak power deficit of 11.7 percent in Tamil Nadu.
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Speaking on the launch, Ashok Sharma, Chief Executive, AFS Strategy, Agri and Allied Businesses, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “Mahindra Powerol generators are known for their quality, superior performance, and customer centricity. With the launch of this model, we are setting a new benchmark in these areas.  We are transforming the diesel generator from a machine into a thing of beauty. The new generator, in addition to easier use and better performance, is in line with the taste and expectations of today’s smart and evolving customer”.
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Palaniappan, ‎Senior Vice President, and Business Head Mahindra Powerol, Mahindra & Mahindra said: “Our internal study revealed that due to poor aesthetics, customers generally placed the diesel generators at the back of their buildings or in the backyard. Hence, considering these factors we decided to come up with a new design which would encourage customers to proudly showcase their diesel generator in front of their homes, buildings and outlets. The elementary designs emerged from the contest which we had organised at the prestigious N, Ahmedabad. The winning design was then further enhanced by our in-house team before it was sent for volume production”.

The new compact leaf diesel generator has the following unique features:

•    Change from Box type shape design to new leaf shaped enclosure (now patented)
•    Graphics on the enclosure body to improve aesthetics.
•    Glossy finish powder coating
•    Leaf shaped suction louvres
Mahindra Powerol’s new leaf diesel generator proves to be an innovative design in the power back up industry and the company hopes it will lead to new markets. Apart from the design improvement, the Leaf DG is manufactured with a reduction in the total footprint (up to 0.4M³) and a reduction in the noise levels up to 2.5dBA. For further details visit mahindrapowerol.com

EAI opens India’s first sustainability museum in Chennai

Energy Alternatives India (EAI), India’s leading renewable energy research, consulting, and business support firm, yesterday announced the launch of its first Sustainability Museum in Chennai. The objective of this Suseum is to create awareness amongst the masses on adoption of green products and practices by society.

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Today humanity has been conditioned into living in a way that ignores the subtle aspect of the environment around us. EAI makes it easier to understand sustainability by providing practical awareness and educating society on the entire gamut of sustainability.

Narasimhan Santhanam, Co-founder and Director, Energy Alternatives India said: “Our vision is to promote widespread and increased adoption of renewable energy and cleantech in India. With this new initiative, we are proud to explain sustainability in new, interesting and practical ways. Visitors not only get to learn about sustainability but also get a hands-on-approach in practicing sustainable, eco-friendly activities”.

The Suseum (the word stands for Sustainability Museum) includes a rich array of eco-friendly products and processes that consumers can utilise today, from compostable plastic cups to a vertical garden, as well as advanced clean technologies of tomorrow, such as flywheel energy storage and vertical-axis wind turbines.
Visitors at the Suseum can see, touch, and feel these products and technologies through various displays and exhibits, shop for eco-friendly products at the Suseum store, discover a wide range of providers for sustainable solutions, and learn about the most exciting sustainability hotspots in Chennai. For more information, please visit suseum.com EAI is India’s leading research and consulting firm for the renewable energy and clean technology industries. Founded by IIT and IIM alumni, we work with businesses, industry stakeholders, and government bodies to accelerate India’s clean technology adoption. Some of our distinguished consulting clients include the World Bank, Reliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, State Government of Tamil Nadu, and the Vedanta Group. Our research has been sought by Fortune 100 companies such as Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total, Mitsubishi, IITs, NREL, and more.

PW Power Systems achieve 100th MOBILEPAC Unit Milestone

PW Power Systems, Inc. (PWPS), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, announced that its one hundredth MOBILEPAC® unit is complete and will be delivered to Sonelgaz, the state-owned utility in charge of electricity and natural gas distribution in Algeria, according to a company statement.

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The MOBILEPAC unit, a self-contained gas turbine generator, is powered by an FT8® engine supplied by Pratt & Whitney. One FT8 MOBILEPAC unit generates a nominal 25 megawatts of electricity and operates on natural gas or liquid fuel. The complete power package can be quickly shipped by land, air, or sea to anywhere in the world, giving customers the flexibility to rapidly deploy to satisfy short- to mid-term requirements and mitigate emergency situations.

At an event in Bloomfield today, PWPS President Peter Christman will welcome Commissioner Catherine Smith, head of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and Bloomfield mayor, The Honourable Sydney Schulman. Representation from state government is particularly appropriate today as Governor Malloy has proclaimed October Connecticut. Dream It. Do It.® Manufacturing Month in honor of the state’s distinguished 200-year legacy of manufactured products that impacts lives every day in Connecticut and around the world.

“PWPS is a Connecticut-grown company with over fifty years of presence in the state. We are proud to have reached the one hundredth unit milestone during Connecticut’s Manufacturing Month,” said Christman. “The design ingenuity and quality of the MOBILEPAC product are a testament to Connecticut’s technical and manufacturing capability and we are proud to be part of this innovative community.”

To celebrate this significant accomplishment, PWPS personnel and distinguished guests are gathering at PWPS’ local supplier, Sound Construction & Engineering, who along with parent company, Becon, Inc., are key suppliers for the MOBILEPAC unit. Also joining the milestone observance will be Pratt & Whitney and other key systems and parts vendors from Connecticut and other states that have made the program an international success.

PW Power Systems (PWPS), headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., is a world leader in the supply of energy solutions for the power generation industry. PWPS provides a wide variety of products and services, including gas turbine packages, industrial gas turbine aftermarket services, renewable energy systems, and engineering, procurement, and construction services. PWPS is a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). MHI, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of approximately $34 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space systems, and air-conditioning systems. To learn more about PWPS, visit pwps.com.

Gamesa India bags Green Building LEED Platinum Award

Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Limited, technology provider and wind farm developer, today announced that it has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Rating’ for its Corporate Office from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a company statement.
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R Venkatesh, VP – Management Control, Gamesa India,  Vikram Kapoor, Commissioner, Corporation of Madras; CN Raghavendran, C R Narayana Rao Architects; A Gurunathan, Senior Manager, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs, Gamesa India. The award ceremony took place at Chennai Trade Centre on Thursday, October 24, 2013.
The prestigious award was presented to Gamesa India by the Chief Guest, Vikram Kapoor, IAS, Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai, on Thursday (October 24). On behalf of Gamesa India, the coveted recognition was received by R Venkatesh, Vice-President (Management Control) and A Gurunathan, Senior Manager (Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs) in a grand function attended by many dignitaries and industry leaders at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The award function was part of the Green Building Congress and the conference-cum-exhibition organised between October 24 and October 26, 2013 in Chennai.
The other honours received by the wind energy multi-national company are: the Genentech Safety award, the Golden Peacock Environment Management award, the Golden Peacock Occupational Health and Safety award and the CII-EHS Excellence award. Gamesa India has made a benchmark as a multi-national company by winning a series of accolades.
Commenting on these signal honours, the Chairman and Managing Director, Gamesa India, Ramesh Kymal said: ‘These recognitions are a clear indicators and testimonials to the fact that Gamesa India is a green energy company in true letter and spirit’. Gamesa is present in India as technology provider and wind farm developer. The company has installed over 900 MW and manages capacity of more than 800 MW under O&M agreements. In its capacity as wind farm developer, Gamesa’s pipeline in India stands at 4,300 MW. India represented 12 percent of Gamesa’s sales in 2012.
With 19 years’ experience and 27,000 MW installed in 40 countries, Gamesa is a global technological leader in the wind industry. Its comprehensive expertise includes the design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of wind turbines (more than 19,000 MW managed). Gamesa is also a world leader in the development, construction and sale of wind farms, having installed close to 6,000 MW and having a portfolio of 18,000 MW at various stages of development in Europe, America and Asia.

Cooper ECOPACK low fuel consumption generator launched in India

Cooper Corporation, an Engine Major launched a cost efficient and silent revolution in eco-friendly diesel generators under the brand name ‘Cooper ECOPACK’. The Low fuel consumption generator is lighter in weight, smaller in size and meets with US and European Emission norms, according to a company report.

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Years of in-house research and the technical collaboration with Ricardo, UK, have culminated in the launch of the Cooper ECOPACK genset. It is available in power ranging from 10 KVA – 180 KVA. Today’s cost of running genset will be double as the government is slowly removing subsidy on diesel. Cooper has come out with revolutionary breakthrough technology in collaboration with Ricardo, an international design engineering company.

The 10 KVA to 40 KVA genset range is powered by a Twin cylinder, in line, 4-valve, and liquid cooled, Cooper diesel engine, based on state-of-the-art CRDi technology. This stand-apart genre of power generators is entirely produced at Cooper Corporation’s assembly plant located at Satara, Maharashtra. The entire range goes up to 180 KVA powered by 3, 4 and 6 Cylinder Cooper engines.

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Commenting on the launch of Cooper Corp’s ECOPACK generator, Farrokh N Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director said: “The ECOPACK series will set a global platform for Cooper Corporation as this genset enjoys a unique position among other diesel power generators in India. It owes this distinction to several outstanding features and benefits like 25 percent lower fuel consumption, 25 percent smaller in size, 40 percent ighter in weight, 42 percent saving in maintenance cost and several times quieter. Cooper Corp’s Eco Pack could be used for homes, farm houses, bungalows, hotels and retail outlets, offices, telecom towers.”

Cooper Corp’s ECOPACK series is India’s first Euro-IV, US EPA Tier IV Interim and CPCB 2 compliant set of generators. This makes Cooper Corp’s ECOPACK the automatic choice for environment-conscious power consumers. With a seven-tank pretreatment and durable powder coating the Cooper Corp’s ECOPACK series functions with a commando like efficiency – stealthy, powerful and yet the noise measured is well within 75 dbA at 1 meter distance under free field condition.

The Engine has an advanced ECU module which controls all critical parameters of the engine. The Cooper ECOPACK is Efficient and Consumer Friendly. Coupled with the longest maintenance interval of 500 hours and lube oil consumption of 0.1 percent makes Cooper ECOPACK the most economic brand of generators to operate and maintain.

Cooper Corp’s ECOPACK series Gensets comes with the Cooper guarantee of quality hence breakdowns are hardly any. With a nationwide network of service dealers who are well equipped with genuine spare parts stock and ready to provide prompt after sales service The 10KVA- 180KVA ECOPACK genset is priced between Rs. 2 Lacs to Rs 8.5 lakh depending on its configuration.

The legacy of Cooper Corporation dates back to 1922 when Sir D B Cooper established Cooper Engineering in Satara. Thanks to his astute vision, the historic town of Satara witnessed a new wave of industrialization without losing its rich heritage that finds its roots in ancient times. Cooper Corporation’s ceaseless commitment to quality, service and product innovation has consistently kept pace with the changing market needs worldwide. Cooper today employs over 2000 people comprising engineers, quality control personnel, workmen and administrative staff recruited from the leading educational and technical institutions following a rigorous induction process that strikes a judicious blend of academic expertise and professional exposure. Over the years, the company has consistently invested in the latest state-of-the-art technology across 9 plants in Satara through the engagement of experienced consultants from the world over. The company has set-up its own R & D unit to explore the possibilities of developing new products. Today Cooper supplies to all leading engine manufacturers in India and across the world, from Japan to Europe and the US.