Power and automation technology group, ABB, has announced plans to invest $30m in a new plant in Poland to build new components for power and distribution transformers.
ABB head of power products division Bernhard Jucker said the new 10,000m2 plant will manufacture transformer components to support ABB`s existing transformer manufacturing facilities in Lodz.
These units manufacture power transformers rated up to 300MVA with voltages up to 500kV and oil-filled distribution transformers rated from 30kVA to 2,300kVA.
"This investment reinforces ABB's continued commitment to Europe and underlines our strong position in the market," Jucker said.
The transformer component unit is scheduled for completion by mid 2013.
This is ABB's third investment in Poland in recent years, following the construction of factories to manufacture electric motors and power electronics, which are also located close to Lodz.
Image: ABB plans to build a new transformer manufacturing unit in Poland. Photo: courtesy of ABB.