South Africa, Cape Town: Siemens has entered into a local manufacturing agreement with Electro Inductive Industries (PTY) Ltd (Eii), a Cape Town-based Level 2 B-BBEE distribution transformer and miniature substation manufacturer.
Through this partnership, Eii will benefit from internationally-recognised skills and knowledge transfer, while Siemens will benefit from having its own branded transformers that are mainly locally manufactured.
The new transformer partnership is a major milestone in the localisation of Siemens medium power transformers assembly, which forms part of the government’s ongoing multi-billion-rand Black Industrialist Programme that focuses on the localisation of electrical products such as transformers.
The manufacturing facility is currently being developed and upgraded in Cape Town, to cater for a new line of Siemens transformers as part of its growth and job creation strategy.
Siemens will introduce its new transformer technology by training the local manufacturer, leading to a measurable advancement of the industry and its workforce.
“Siemens experts will begin training Eii staff on the new technology, equipment and quality, thereby equipping them with a new set of internationally-recognised assembly skills and expertise,” said Ronnie Naidoo, Head of Transformers and High Voltage Products, Siemens Southern & Eastern Africa.
“Siemens is in Africa for Africa. This new partnership is of immense importance in helping South Africa to achieve its market growth, with benefits to society as a whole, such as an increase in job creation. It also helps Siemens to expand its local portfolio,” said Naidoo.