France, Rueil-Malmaison: Power transformer manufacturer, Schneider Electric plans to restructure its production of prefabricated power substations in France.
Schneider's spokesman explained to Reuters that demand for the substations has dropped over each of the past three years, while competition from smaller players has become tougher.
The company plans to reorganise its production of substations, which is currently scattered across four sites in France. Medium-voltage business has already been restructured after it took over the power distribution business of energy group Areva in 2010.
In Fabregues, near Montpellier Schneider will narrow the plant's focus on making metallic substations which are lighter than common concrete substations and can be exported and installed where companies need them.