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Toshiba Acquires Malaysian T&D Manufacturing and Engineering Company

Aims to Expand Power Transmission & Distribution Business in Southeast Asian Markets
8 Jun, 2011

Tokyo—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has acquired a 75% equity stake in TopRank Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (TRC), a Malaysian company engaged in the manufacture and engineering of transmission & distribution (T&D) equipment. TRC will be renamed as Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd. (TTDA) and will provide Toshiba with a vehicle for promoting the expansion of its T&D and other businesses in Southeast Asian markets.

TRC manufactures and markets medium voltage switchgear and vacuum circuit breakers for power systems and industrial systems, mainly for the Malaysian market. It also provides energy automation systems and undertakes engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for T&D systems.

Toshiba will position TTDA as its global supply center for medium voltage switchgears and vacuum circuit breakers and core operation for sales and EPC of T&D systems. TTDA will also promote expansion of Toshiba's photovoltaic power generation and smart grid businesses, which are seen as promising new markets in Southeast Asia. The company will target net sales of 50 billion yen in fiscal year 2015.

Overview of the new company

1. Company name: Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia Sdn. Bhd.
2. Representative:  Hiroyuki Mogi, Chairman
(Previously Assistant to Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Systems Division, Social Infrastructure Systems Company, Toshiba Corporation)
Ir. A. H. Yong, Managing Director
3. Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor State, Malaysia
4. Ownership: Toshiba 75%, Global Kiara Holdings 25%
5. Employees: Approximately 200
6. Business: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of transmission & distribution systems; EPC of power control and automation systems; manufacturing, engineering and sales of medium voltage switchgears, vacuum circuit breakers, ring main units, compact substations, control relay panels, remote terminal units and low-voltage distribution panels

 

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