The ester transformer fluids producer MIDEL has opened a manufacturing plant and state-of-the-art laboratory near Mumbai, India.
The move creates a high quality, local supply chain of the company’s ester fluids for utilities and transformer manufacturers across the country.
The company has had a presence in India, providing product and technical support, for almost a decade.
The operation, based in Maharashtra, is the result of a new strategic alliance with ACME Synthetic Chemicals, and will help Indian utilities and OEMs to deliver safer, greener transformers and substations. With a locally manufactured product, Indian utilities will have direct access to a flexible and responsive supplier, meaning less dependence on imports for this key transformer component.
Guy Bromley, Head of Trade & Investment at the British High Commission was present to support the M&I Materials opening, saying: “The M&I Materials investment in this manufacturing facility really shows the potential for doing business in India. With a proven product, M&I Materials is helping India develop more robust and sustainable power networks for its growing population – and doing so using Indian raw materials and trading with Indian companies.”
Major utilities such as Torrent Power, CESC, DMRC, GETCO, Tata Power Delhi, TNEB, Reliance Infra have been successfully using MIDEL ester transformer fluids throughout their networks.