Consul Neowatt: A Name To Reckon With
Consul Neowatt Power Solutions is a name to reckon with in power conditioning and power back-up products, services and solutions. While maintaining its leadership position for more than three decades, this power electronics company, adjudged as the fastest growing UPS entity in India, has been spreading its wings aspiring to become an Indian multinational in its chosen field. Power quality problems including blackout and brownout, voltage sag and swell and harmonics are a menace causing incalculable damage to quality and productivity in the industry. However, Consul Neowatt has a proven technology solution to keep the plant and machinery humming uninterruptedly, providing clean power to the customers.
For addressing voltage sag & swell, Consul Neowatt offers Servo Controlled Voltage Stabilizer, 1 KVA to 3500 KVA. For blackout or brownout, the solution is UPS 1 KVA to 800KVA. One can also connect up to eight UPS units in parallel to obtain a power backup of 6,400 KVA. For harmonics, the panacea is Active Harmonic Filters. The harmonic current required for your non-linear loads like VFDs will be supplied by Harmonic Filters so that only clean power will be drawn from the grid.
Says Sriram Ramakrishnan, MD & CEO, Consul Neowatt: “We are India’s premier power electronics company. In fact, we are the only power electronics company in India with integrated capabilities including R&D, Manufacturing, Sales & Service. While the history of the company goes back over three decades, over the last five years we have introduced many new state-of-the-art products and solutions which have helped us take market share away from the MNCs. Today Consul Neowatt is a viable alternative to MNCs for customers looking for cost-effective, reliable, energy efficient and innovative power electronic solutions.“
“UPS is our largest product line,” adds Sriram. “In fact and we are No.4 in the country behind 3 MNCs. But we are the fastest growing UPS company in India and the No.1 Indian UPS company. In power conditioning products like voltage stabilizers and Active Harmonic Filters, we are the market leader and have the No.1 market share in India. SoftDisk (SD) has adjudged us as the No.1 power electronics company for the last three years, the latest being the ‘SD Awards 2017’. We also manufacture low voltage isolation transformers used in conjunction with our servo stabilizers for power protection of equipment used in metal cutting and metal forming industries. Other innovative products we offer include Solar Inverters with energy storage capabilities and static transfer switches which ensure uninterrupted power for critical loads when supplied from two power sources. “
The company’s range of manufacture comprises power conditioning products such as Servo Controlled Voltage Stabilizers – both air cooled and oil cooled, Active Harmonic Filters, Isolation Transformers; Power Backup Systems like Single Phase & Three-Phase UPS – IGBT based Rectifier and Inverter both transformerless and with built-in isolation transformer, high efficiency Offline UPS; Static Transfer Switches; Solar Off Grid and Hybrid Inverters and customized power electronic solutions.
The UPS market in India is said to be of the order of Rs.3600 crores. Consul’s market share is about 7%. “Last year the company achieved a turnover of Rs.355 crores and this year it is aiming to achieve Rs.500 crores.
Consul’s Sunbird Solar Inverters are unique and incorporate ‘USE’ technology – USE stands for ability to Use, Store and Export Solar energy. The company can use solar energy to provide power to connected equipment, store energy in the battery and also export excess solar power to the grid. It is one of the very few companies in the world who make Solar Inverters with USE technology. “We have supplied Sunbird Solar Inverters ranging from 1 KW to 400 KW and are the market leaders for three phase off-grid and hybrid solar inverters with energy storage. Over the last few years we have supplied close to 50MW of our Sunbird Solar inverters for a variety of applications deployed in large projects that include homes under Remote Village Electrification as part of the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) Project, Petrol Retail outlets of major retailers like IOCL, BPCL, HPCL, and Reliance, major Educational Institutions like the IITs, Sports complexes, and Government Establishments – Defence, Police and Railways,” elucidates Sriram.
One of the unique projects it did was for the Sabzi Mandi project initiated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. This is a full-fledged market facility for farmers well equipped with cold storage facilities, shops, drainage systems, and warehouses. The project covers 16 locations in the state and is fitted with multiple units of 150kw to 400kW Sunbird solar inverters with solar panels and batteries to be self-sufficient for uninterrupted power supply. The solar power in these sites support a mixed load of pump motors, lighting, cool storage fans and other infrastructural needs of the Mandi’s totally eliminating the need for DG power and using the Mains power only as a backup if generated solar power is not sufficient.
Pan-India Service Network
Service is a big differentiator for the company in how it supports its customers. It has invested extensively in leveraging technology for its service operations. “Our complete installed base of over 1,00,000 units are maintained in SAP. This allows us to quickly and efficiently respond to customer support calls. In our segment, we are the only company with a pan-India service network. We have 350 plus company trained service engineers in 85 locations across the length and breadth of the country. We operate our customer call center 365 days a year with four language support. We can receive service request 24 x 7. Service request is also received through mobile app,” explains Sriram.
Consul has two manufacturing plants – one in Chennai and the other in Pune. The factories are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHAS 18001 certified. It also has 26 branch offices throughout the country. The company has a workforce of 800 employees on pay roll. “We are a 35-year old company. We started off with servo stabilizers, but today Consul Neowatt is known as Global Indian UPS company – the fastest growing UPS company rather. “The company’s vision is to become India’s premier provider of power backup & power conditioning products, services and solutions and to be the preferred power partner for its customers. “Towards this end, our mission is to add value to our customers with cost-effective, innovative, energy efficient and reliable power backup and power conditioning products and solutions,” underlines Sriram.