Industry Analysis

Indian gensets at par with foreign brands

Sanjay Jadhav, CEO, Powergen Business, Sterling and Wilson

Diesel generators have long been the trusted solution to India’s power shortage. However, as the power situation improves, gensets are becoming more and more standby emergency power sources. “While the growth has been muted, improved economic activity will surely see the demand for generators going up in the near future. Regulations established by the government pertaining to efficiency and emissions has pushed manufacturers towards developing environmentally safe generators, with focus on improved power delivery, and reduced fuel consumption and pollution levels,” informs Sanjay Jadhav, CEO, Powergen Business, Sterling and Wilson.

Preferred destination for foreign investors
Briefing about the initiatives that will be a game changer Jadhav, says, “Government initiatives like Make in India, and a renewed invitation to global manufacturers to invest and develop products in India for the global market has led to many global players set up shop here.”

He adds, “It presents a wonderful opportunity to Indian manufacturers to make world-class products that can compete against other players not only in India but also globally. We are also excited at this opportunity that has been presented to us, and have already started establishing ourselves in the global market.”

A matured industry
Explaining the major changes observed during the past one year in improving the health of the industry Jadhav says, “Increase in the number of infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects have been a key factor in the growth of the diesel generator industry in India. Also, we are seeing this rise in demand across sectors.”

Major infrastructure projects like the high speed transportation system, enhancement of digital infrastructure etc, have created good demand in the market for diesel generators, with this upward trend expected to continue for years to come. “With manufacturers embracing the latest technology and innovations, it has resulted in Indian gensets becoming at par with their international counterparts in terms of performance, safety and emissions,” Jadhav says.

Sterling and Wilson’s innovative strategies to remain competitive
Today the industry focus has been on improving efficiency and reducing toxic pollutants. According to Jadhav, mechanical engines built for sharper electronic control and better operational interfaces, remote monitoring feature with GPS data logging systems and for integration with the BMS systems are few innovations that have been sweeping the industry. Sterling and Wilson has the technological know-how to manufacture these systems, which also includes the requisite control panels.

Sterling Generators offers customised project specific solutions and has a unique ability to execute such projects within a short turnaround time. “Continuous product development and closely working with our customers and suppliers has ensured that Sterling Generators remain a step ahead of others when it comes to execution of highly specialised and complex projects,” concludes Jadhav.

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