Ethiopian Power Engineering Industry (EPEI) that operates under Metals and Engineering Corporation (MeTEC) announced its plan to export Ethiopian made transformers to neighboring countries.
During the inaugural ceremony of EPEI’s transformer production line in Oromia Regional State Tatek Industry Zone with 350 million birr investment on Sunday, May 17, 2015, it was said that the line was completed within 20 months and is expected to create 1,200 job opportunities.
Debretsion Gebremichael, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology hailed EEPI’s stride. He noted that the factory will fully supply the local demand for transformers.
EPEI Director General, Major Assefa Yohanes speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Tatek Transformer Production Line said EPEI has produced 12,000 transformers with various capacities and volume and 100,000 kilometer cable for different use.
Tatek Transformer Production Line will have a capacity to manufacture 10,000 transformers with various capacities and volume annually.
Poly Technologies, a Chinese company and MeTEC partnered in the construction of the line.
EPEI was founded as one of the companies under MeTEC in 2010 and majorly focuses on design, upgrade and manufacturing of electrification machines and equipments with a capital of 200,000 birr.
Seven factories are organized under EPEI, namely, an electric wire and cable factory, distribution transformers production unit, an automatic power factor corrector factory, compact substation factory, and an engine and motor factoryg