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Tech Plays A Key Role In Growth

Padma Shri Shri Surinder Mehta
Started as a modest enterprise in 1986, the Prime Group today has become the prime mover of technological progress. Visualising a tremendous potential in bringing state-of-the-art technology for meeting the requirements of India's priority sector, the Prime Group started with its initial venture, Prime Chemfert Industries Pvt Ltd which was later renamed PCI Ltd. Over the years, the Prime Group has advanced through continuous expansion, diversification and transformation of its initial venture into a varied field of Hi-tech Instrumentation for testing, measuring and condition monitoring, Capital Goods, Precision Engineering, Geo-technology, Information Technology, Power Generation, Lease-Finance, Imports and Exports. Today, the Group's area of activities includes imports, manufacturing assembling and marketing of a wide range of high-tech equipment, instruments, and systems relating to power and other core sectors of the economy, capital goods relating to PCB assembly and testing, power conditioning systems, optical inspection and measurement systems, CNC Machine tools, geo-technology equipments, precision engineering and software development. In view of the rapid strides, the group has undertaken, Electrical Engineering Update contacted the group's prime mover Padma Shri Shri Surinder Mehta, the CMD to seek his views on a range of topics. Excerpts from an interaction:

Prime Group has played a great role in the power and energy sector in addition to other diversified business areas. It is also emerging as a major player in the manufacture of Extra High Voltage transformers. Tell us about this venture.

As you are aware, Prime Group -- through its various group companies -- has earned the reputation of addressing the most exacting needs of the power sector for 25 years now by bringing into India, cutting-edge technologies from across the world.

Through group company, Prime Electric Limited, we have established a state of the art manufacturing facility at a 100-acre campus


at Naidupet Special Economic Zone in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh.

Through its range of eco-friendly (low noise), aesthetically designed Extra High Voltage power transformers up to 1000 MVA /800 KV and a production capability of 10,000 MVA in the first phase and projected to be 35 ,000 MVA in the second phase, PEL would be one of the largest transformer manufacturers of India in its class catering to the needs of Indian and international markets for Power Utilities; EPC companies ;Sub -stations ; Power generation; Transmission and Distribution companies; and large industries in various sectors (viz Steel, Cement, Petroleum, Petrochemicals) using bulk power.

You have a significant role to play In the Indian transformer market. Tell us what keeps you ahead?

In today's rapidly changing global economic and technological scenario, success depends on how swiftly one absorbs 'technological' advancements. You have to bring to the fore , cutting-edge technologies that are truly futuristic and beneficial to the client.

At Prime Electric Limited, we are clear in offering our customers the advantages that comes from a highly skilled human resource using some of the most advanced R&D facilities and a state-of-the-art manufacturing capability. This capability sees us deploy some of the most globally advanced swing shear technology
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