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Pran-RFL sister concern Sylvan launches power transformer plant

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) Executive Chairman Sirazul Islam recently inaugurated the power transformer plant located at Habiganj Industrial Park.

Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, chairman and chief executive officer of Pran-RFL Group, and Eleash Mridha, managing director of Pran, informed the Bida chairman about the different sides of the production process.

Sylvan is the sister concern of Pran-RFL Group. The company is manufacturing single-phase and three-phase distribution transformers beside power transformers and supplying them to government and non-government organisations.

Sirazul said, “I am very happy to see that various kinds of transformers are now being manufactured in Bangladesh following standard technology. This is a good example that Bangladesh is not import-dependent now. This kind of activities will play an important role in ensuring 100% electrification.”

Mostafizur Rahman Khan, chief operating officer of Sylvan, said various power distribution panels – including transformers for making electric sub-stations – are being manufactured in the factory.

“We are manufacturing transformers using standard raw materials, modern machine, skilled manpower and modern testing technology. Around 100 people will get a job in the new factory,” Mostafizur said.

“Sylvan Technologies is manufacturing the products following the standard of the International Electrotechnical Commission. Customers will be able to purchase any sub-station items through the company’s customer care.”