NEW DELHI, INDIA—May 20, 2009—Prolec GE International, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. (Prolec GE) announced the acquisition of a majority of stake of Indo Tech Transformers, LTD (Indo Tech) of Chennai, India, a company that specializes in power and distribution transformers, has been completed.
Indo Tech, a publicly traded company with $47 million (USD) revenues for fiscal year ending March 2009 will provide Prolec GE with a competitive manufacturing base and a skilled workforce in India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The agreement will also provide Prolec GE with a foundation for continued growth throughout the region, where the business already has a significant presence.
Indo Tech facilities are located in close proximity to two ports and an international airport, ideal for target export areas, expanding Prolec GE’s global growth opportunities.
“This transaction will allow Prolec GE to expand within India’s rapidly growing energy sector,” said Jorge Lozano, president of Prolec GE, who also mentioned, “India remains an attractive growth region despite the global financial crisis. This speaks very well regarding the capability of India’s leadership to keep its economy healthy during turbulent times. This is certainly very encouraging, and we are confident we made the right decision investing in this country.”
“We continue to make investments to the benefit of our clients. The majority stake in Indo Tech Transformers, Ltd., by Prolec GE, is a response to the needs of the market. As we go forward, we will continue to grow and scale the business to meet market requirements,” said Kishore Jayaraman, CEO, GE Energy, India, Srilanka and Bangladesh.
About Prolec GE
Prolec-GE is a joint venture between the General Electric Company and Xignux, S.A. de C.V. It is one of the largest transformer manufacturers in the Americas, offering a complete line of transformer products necessary for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. Prolec GE has over 30 years of experience in the industry, with products installed in more than 30 countries around the world. www.prolecge.com
Xignux, S.A. de C.V. (www.xignux.com) is a Mexican industrial consortium based in Monterrey, Mexico, which offers a variety of products and services in the electrical and food sectors. It operates 20 plants and more than 60 distribution centers in Mexico, the USA and South America. Over half of total sales are currently exported to more than 40 countries worldwide.
About GE Energy
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