Delta Group is the world’s largest provider of switching power supplies and DC brushless fans, as well as a significant source for industrial automation, power management solutions, components, display solutions, networking products, and renewable energy solutions. Delta Group has sales offices worldwide and manufacturing plants in Taiwan, China, Thailand, Mexico, India, and Europe. For more than 50 years, Delta Group has pursued the mission: “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.” With its focus on continuous innovation, and automation solutions Delta has become a global leader in various products and has received the Forbes Asia “Fabulous 50” Award for several consecutive years.
With market leadership positions in several product categories and as the “Centre for Technical Excellence” for SAARC Region, Delta has an impressive installation base with regional support centers all over India and the SAARC region. Besides catering to the Indian market, Delta exports to several countries, including Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
About Delta Electronics India
Delta Group in India has been operating since 2003 and is part of Delta, founded in 1971 with its Global Headquarters in Taiwan. Delta Electronics India Private Limited is a group entity and a leading Power and Energy management company. It is a 100% subsidiary under the ultimate control of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL.
Delta Electronics India operates in three business categories: Automation, Power Electronics, and Infrastructure. It has a legacy of serving in India with market leadership in Telecom Power Solutions, Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar Inverters), and Display Solutions. It is also a leading provider of Industrial Automation Solutions, UPS & Datacenter Solutions, EV Charging Solutions, Rail Transportation Solutions, Energy Storage Solutions, DC Fans & Blowers, and Components.
With sixteen regional offices, three manufacturing facilities (Rudrapur, Gurgaon, and Hosur), and two R&D centers (Gurgaon and Bengaluru), Delta has a strong presence across India with more than 200 channel partners.
The company has been awarded ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2007, and OHSAS 18001: 2008 certifications for Quality, Procedures, and Environment management.
With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, an ever-expanding extensive product portfolio, and a penetrative reach across India, Delta Electronics India is a prominent player in the Industrial Automation space. Delta Electronics India is committed to enabling companies to achieve their vision of smart factories by providing advanced, end-to-end solutions.
Products & Solutions
Delta’s business categories include Automation, Power Electronics, and Infrastructure.
- Industrial Automation
- Building Automation
- Power and System
- Fans and Thermal Management
- Automotive Electronic
- ICT Infrastructure
- Energy Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions
- Display and Visualization
We Spoke to Mr Manish Walia, Head of the Industrial Automation Group at Delta India. Mr Walia brings with him a staggering experience of 26 years, and along with his technical expertise has handled portfolios like Program Management, Sales and Marketing. Under him, Delta India is now expanding its Industrial Automation by creating an integrated complete solutions system, backed by R&D and manufacturing.
Automation is the need of the hour
With the economy becoming more accessible to global market players, Indian companies realize that modernizing their production plants and processes is not a necessity. They are constantly looking for technologies to ensure better and consistent product quality, enhanced productivity, and at the same time ensure plant safety. These requirements are the key factors driving the adoption of automation in India.
“We see immense growth potential in intelligent automation, which marries Artificial Intelligence with automation,.” Mr Walia informs us.
In the post-Covid era, demand for intelligent automation is rising to reduce the dependence on labor while increasing productivity. Apart from this, energy efficiency is another big area propelling the need for automation. Delta, with its vast array of industrial automation products and firm focus on innovation, is well-placed to meet the requirements of a broad range of industry applications, including electronics, textiles, food, pharmacy, rubber and plastics, packaging, printing, woodworking, and machine tools, to name a few. From AC motor drives, servo and motion control systems, meters, and sensors to robotics, Delta is well-equipped to help the companies integrate their entire solution at the machine, factory, and process levels to meet their business requirements.
“COVID-19 has played a significant role in speeding up the adoption of automation, and we expect the momentum to continue in the coming years. At Delta, we are well-positioned to serve this rapidly rising demand for automation. Moving ahead, we will continue to focus on machine automation, which is our global expertise. At the same time, a lot of investments will be channelized for promoting process and factory automation,” asserts Mr Manish Walia.
- Industrial Automation Solutions
With robust R&D capability and solid industry experience for more than 20 years, Delta offers industrial automation products and solutions with superior quality, reliability, and precision that find application in a broad range of industries, including electronics, components, photoelectric panels, and food & beverages. Delta is dedicated to providing innovative and reliable smart, green manufacturing solutions for global customers, keeping the promise of “Automation for a Changing World.”
- Building Automation Solutions
As a smart building solutions provider, Delta offers advanced building automation technology to achieve the vision of a “smart building for better living.” Delta’s building automation solutions are based on the Internet of Things (IoT), designed with the core concepts of people-orientation, optimization, and security to make buildings more efficient, safe, and comfortable.
Delta Electronics has carved a distinct niche for itself in the Automation Product Solutions Market. Delta tops the market in High Power AC and Low Power AC Drives for the Machines Industry (2019). It is the second most in demand in LP AC for the Plastics & Rubber industry and Micro Drives. Other Drives that appear in the top 5 include; LP AC Drives for Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Metals Industry, Pulp & Paper and Hardware Revenues and HP AC Drives for Plastic & Rubbers. Delta’s Program Logic Controllers (PLC) also feature in the top 10 in market position for the Machine industry, Nano and Micro (2019).
The focus is to power Green Automation
Delta is committed to environmental protection and has long implemented green manufacturing processes, recycling, waste management programs and has constructed environmentally-friendly green buildings. Delta’s contributions to sustainable development include energy-efficient products, the use of alternative energy sources, recycling, life cycle thinking, process development, green manufacturing processes, personnel training, waste management programs, and taking environmental issues into account when building facilities. It uses a green product management system that takes into account not only Delta’s environmental performance but also that of its suppliers.
“At Delta Electronics India, our focus is to provide a complete range of solutions that can deliver the industry’s best technology to support the growing ecosystem. To become a smart factory, companies require flexible systems that communicate independently with each other. At Delta Industrial Automation Solutions, we implement our expertise in smart production lines and integrate our automation products, equipment networking, system software, IoT technology, and big data analysis to build innovative and reliable automation solutions with a vision of ‘Delta Powering Green Automation,’ says Mr Manish Walia
Delta believes that while leading towards smart green factories, the emphasis will be on energy-saving solutions, enhancing factory system operation and equipment efficiency, optimizing power efficiency, and achieving energy saving and management strategy for equipment, system, and operation. Smart green factories can result in enhanced product competitiveness, minimize downtime, and reduced risk.
“In line with our vision of powering green automation, we have a solid portfolio of energy-efficient solutions. We integrate our automation products, equipment networking, system software, IoT technology, and big data analysis to build innovative and reliable green automation solutions”, adds Mr Walia
Advice for budding Entrepreneurs
Mr Walia is extremely enthused about the huge potential of automation in India as an ever-growing oppurtunity for Delta and the entreprenuers in the country. “There’s a lot to do in the field of automation at every level of different industries. The enthusiasts should focus on making the process, system, and operations smarter to channel data extraction and acquisition for better decision-making and innovation. Entrepreneurs have many opportunities to pick among various improvements & solutions at software, hardware, production, delivery, or any operational level. As an entrepreneur, you should start investing in automation to define a better future”, expresses Mr Walia.
Plans for the Ever-Evolving Future
India is an important market for Delta, and its focus on localized production is a testimony to the fact. Delta’s upcoming factories in Krishnagiri are equipped to manufacture products currently being manufactured in other Delta facilities. This is in line with their commitment to invest more in India to create the best in terms of technology, provide end-to-end solutions, and create more job opportunities.
Being a solid catalyst in India’s growth story, Delta is partnering with various GOI’s initiatives like “E-Mobility Mission,” “Smart Cities Mission,” “Vocal for Local,” and “Make in India,” being in line with its vision of #DeltaPoweringGreenIndia. Further, with its upcoming plant in Krishnagiri, Delta aims to add more products to localize the production and export, reinforcing the company’s contribution towards the #MakeInIndia initiative. Also, with the government emphasizing ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat,’ Delta is further bullish on the opportunities in the automation space.
Mr Manish Walia has a clear vision for the future of both Delta and automation, “We would continue to focus on machine automation which is our global expertise. At the same time, we would also be investing in promoting process and factory automation. With all this, we have a bright future.”
“Delta has been able to influence in the last 50 years, and we are embracing the next 50 years with both hands open to acquiring more and more knowledge, to acquire more and more business and to have more satisfied customers in products and offerings.” It is clear that Delta is well poised to continue their lead in the years to come.
The article was published in Inner Review Magazine