Siemens Infrastructure & Cities has opened a new manufacturing plant in the state of Goa, India, to produce network automation components.

The factory in India is equipped with state-of-the-art production facilities and has an infrastructure with lean processes based on the standards of the main Siemens plant in Berlin, Germany. The factory will turn out network automation products for the construction and expansion of power distribution networks for utilities, industry, infrastructure projects and cities.

From this facility, Siemens will supply products specially developed for the growth markets in emerging economies all over the world. The goal is to develop and manufacture product families tailored to meet the needs of these target markets. In the first stage, it will manufacture printed circuit board assemblies, overcurrent protection devices and remote terminal units (RTUs) that have been developed in India. These components will be destined initially for the Indian market, but in the future, they will be made available for the world market as well. Siemens also will make test switches, electromechanical relays and control cabinets in this new facility.

The second stage involves the development and manufacture of additional components for the automation of power-supply networks. Therefore, the factory houses manufacturing facilities as well as development and product-life management for electronic and electromechanical components, protection devices and RTUs.

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