|Toshiba celebrates the opening of Second factory (Expansion) in Henan Pinggao Toshiba High Voltage-Switchgear Co., Ltd.
02 November, 2007
Toshiba Group enhances power transmission system business in China
Tokyo and Henan Province, China--Toshiba Corporation announced that Henan Pinggao Toshiba High Voltage-Switchgear Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “PTC"), a joint venture company between Toshiba and Henan Pinggao Electric Co., Ltd. in China, today celebrated the opening of its second factory which started construction since October 2006.
PTC, located in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, was established in September 2000 by Toshiba and Pinggao Electric. The joint venture manufactures gas insulated switchgears (GIS) for 72.5kV(kilovolt) to 550kV through the introduction of Toshiba's latest technology including manufacturing control system and quality assurance program.
China's economic growth is stimulating demand for electricity and recent construction of power generation stations, especially in the coastal regions of Shanghai and Guangzhou. As the transmission network is rapidly reinforced to secure reliable electricity supply, demand is growing for GIS which brings high level reliability to stable transmission. PTC is meeting this demand with its new manufacturing facility.
Toshiba will expand Chinese business and contribute to the construction of a reliable power transmission network by supporting PTC in introducing the latest technologies.
Outline of Henan Pinggao Toshiba High-Voltage Switchgear Co. Ltd.
Outline of Henan Pinggao Electric Co. Ltd.
About Gas Insulating Switchgear (GIS)
A generic name for gas-based (sulfur hexafluoride; SF6 gas) switchgear system equipment, including the breaker, disconnector and bus system. GIS has excellent performance, reliability and operating life compared with conventional air- or oil-based switchgear equipment.
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