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ABB launches transformer production facility in Perth

ABB has launched a specialty transformer production facility in Malaga, north-east of Perth, Western Australia, to enhance its transformer manufacturing network.

The facility produces distribution transformers up to 10MVA and 33kV, serving the power and distribution needs of utility and industry customers in the region.

ABB’s Malaga site was officially launched on 11 February 2010 by the Hon. Peter Collier, West Australian Minister for Energy and John Gaskell, county manager of ABB in Australia.

The new purpose-built manufacturing facility replaces two sites, one of which had been in operation since the late 1950s and will enable all ABB’s divisions to be represented in one location.

The 9,100-square-meter facility is designed to optimise production efficiency and quality, and to ensures safety is built into the manufacturing process, ABB says.

“I’m delighted to be here to launch this new facility for ABB,” said minister for energy, Collier.

“Having a local manufacturing capability in ABB, has clearly been important to Western Power who has maintained an alliance partnership with ABB since 1996. I say without any hesitation that together with its customers, ABB’s distribution transformer centre makes a significant contribution not only to the electricity security of the state, but to the overall prosperity of Western Australia.”

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