Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that Yokogawa India, a wholly owned subsidiary, will launch production on March 28 of a principal Yokogawa field instrument product line, the DPharp EJA-E series differential pressure/pressure transmitters.
The decision to launch production in India comes in response to a rising demand for control devices in this market, which has been driven in part by Indian government policies that seek to foster stable growth in the mid-to-long term through the promotion of projects for the construction of oil, petrochemical, and power plants and other types of industrial infrastructure. The launch of production in India will allow Yokogawa to better meet the needs of its Indian customers by, for example, speeding up product delivery and providing customized solutions.
To start, three DPharp EJA-E series products that are in particularly strong demand will be produced in India, and other products may be added at a later date. Already one of the largest suppliers of differential pressure/pressure transmitters in India, Yokogawa aims to capitalize on the high growth in this market to expand the scale of its business. In India, the company is targeting the annual production of 100,000 units by fiscal year 2020.
Differential pressure/pressure transmitters measure pressure, flow rate, and liquid level, and play an important role in the oil, petrochemical, chemical, iron and steel, power, and other industries in processes that involve the handling of liquids, vapors, and gases. Globally, some 300 billion yen worth of these products are sold each year, making this the largest segment in the field instrument market*. In addition to our production in Japan of core components and finished differential pressure/pressure transmitters for the global market, we have been producing these transmitters in China, the United States, Bahrain, Singapore, and Brazil. Following our launch of differential pressure/pressure transmitter production in India, we have a plan to introduce production of these products in Russia, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
* Based on a March 2016 Yokogawa survey