The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Co. chose Landis+Gyr to provide more than 1.5 million digital electricity meters for their modernization and rural electrification program.
This most recent award from the company is believed to be the largest electricity metering order in India for supply single-phase meters, according to Landis+Gyr. The delivery period will begin by month's end and will conclude ten months later. This schedule will require a dedicated manufacturing set-up for Landis+Gyr's Joka unit.
"Landis+Gyr is the largest international player in the electricity metering space within India," Landis+Gyr India's CEO Sandip Mukherjee commented, "We believe this contract selection will position us well for the upcoming advanced meter roll-outs throughout India."
Landis+Gyr is a global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs. With annualized sales of more than $1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr is an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corp. and 40 percent owned by the Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,000 people.