Himoinsa launches genset range for Asia Pacific
By Murray Pollok08 October 2013
Himoinsa is to launch a new range of gensets for Asia Pacific using engines made by local manufacturer Wuxi Diesel, a subsidiary of Chinese automotive and truck manufacturer FAW Group.
The Spanish manufacturer said the new range will not compete with its existing Chinese built gensets – Himoinsa has a manufacturing plant in Changzhou - but will address the 30% of the Asia Pacific genset market that uses lower cost engines produced by Chinese suppliers.
“We need to enter this 30% of the market to maintain sustainable growth”, said Manuel Inglés, managing director of Himoinsa China. The engines will be branded Himoinsa and will be supported and serviced by Himoinsa in the same way as with its other gensets.
“We are talking about a two-digit price reduction”, Mr Inglés told Himoinsa’s Asia Pacific dealers at a meeting in Spain at the end of September, “We will make it competitive.”
Although the target market for the gensets will be Asia Pacific Himoinsa said it would consider requests for the units from other markets where low emission engines are not required, such as South America.
The range, which will be in production by January next year, will comprise seven 50 Hz models in 20 to 100 kVA sizes and seven 60 Hz versions from 32 to 123 kVA. Gensets up to 200 kVA are also being developed.
The generators will use the same canopies as other Himoinsa engines and will use M7X panel controllers, a lower cost version of the CM7 controller.
The November-December issue of IRN will include an interview with Himoinsa’s executive director Francisco Gracia.