Company opens small power transformer facility

February 18th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize, Articles: Vector


Powertech Transformers (PTT), an Altron company, announces that its small power transformer facility was officially opened on 3 February 2014 by Charles Kalima, the senior manager responsible for commercial commodity sourcing at ESKOM, and Robert Venter, the CEO of Altron.  This facility, which will double the company’s production capacity, was specially designed and built to improve the flow of transformers through the manufacturing process and has resulted in shorter production lead times. The facility will manufacture 20 to 60 MVA 132 kV transformers, with a total revised factory capacity inclusive of medium and large power transformers is 13 680 MVA per annum. The company’s CEO, Bernard Meyer, said that PTT is ready to meet future domestic and export demands. This increase in capacity puts the company in a good position in anticipation of a R250-million increase in the export market. The new facility is also perfectly timed with new growth opportunities in the renewable energy and rail market sectors, and has created additional employment opportunities for many skilled, semi-skilled and professional people.

Contact Jacqui Burn, Powertech Transformers, Tel 012 318-9802,

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