Mr. Hiroshi Furuta appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited

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Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited (TTDI) today announced the appointment of Mr. Hiroshi Furuta as the Chairman and Managing Director. With TTDI positioned as Toshiba’s global manufacturing hub for its Transmission & Distribution (T&D) equipment business, Mr. Furuta will lead TTDI to the path of next level of growth in India and overseas.
Holding a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Nagoya University of Japan, Mr. Furuta brings a rich and extensive experience of over twenty five (25) years in energy Transmission & Distribution industry. His wide-ranging experience and expertise are centered in design and system engineering especially for high voltage equipment for power & substation systems. In 2014, he was appointed as senior manager of High-Voltage Switchgear Department, and subsequently in 2020 as senior manager of Power & Substation Systems Engineering Department in grid aggregation division of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation. 
On his appointment, Mr. Furuta stated, “TTDI’s advanced technology & processes, high-level background integration, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, massive production capacity and a highly skilled workforce yield high-quality T&D equipment that are made-in-India. TTDI will focus on continuous skill development, constant product improvement and upgrade manufacturing capability by way of automation for higher efficiency to deliver distinctive advantage with a shorter delivery time.”
To boost skill development, TTDI is steadfast in improving skill levels of manpower in T&D sector through its JAPAN-INDIA-Manufacturing (JIM) skill development programme. The programme aims to develop Japanese standard shop floor leaders and engineers, focusing on areas such as kaizen and the 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain). The programme also imparts safety & environmental training to raise the levels in line with global standards.

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