Trafo partners with TMC Transformers

August 2019 News

Africa continues to follow the global trend in taking up dry-type transformer technology, owing largely to its enhanced safety levels and lower maintenance requirements. According to David Claassen, managing director of Trafo Power Solutions, the growth of this market segment continues to extend the capacity of these units, which are now available in outputs up to 25 MVA.

“Africa has also been an enthusiastic market for the trend towards modular installations in applications like mining, water treatment and power generation,” adds Claassen. “The safer, oil-free design of dry-type transformers allows them to be placed in modular substations, in close proximity to other equipment and personnel.”

In a partnership that will further boost the accessibility of dry-type transformer solutions across Africa, Trafo Power Solutions has now formalised a close collaboration with leading Italy-based manufacturer TMC Transformers.

“TMC is one of two leading designers and manufacturers of dry-type transformers,” says Claassen. “After working with them for the past few of years, we have signed an exclusive engineering partnership agreement to supply and service sub-Saharan Africa.”

TMC Transformers’ business development manager, Roberto Deri, highlights that the European company does not only manufacture standard products, but is driven by customers’ specific needs and project applications.

“This is the reason we are highly selective in our partnerships, as those companies with whom we work, such as Trafo Power Solutions, must have the engineering and design expertise of a high technical standard,” says Deri. “In this way, we leverage the capacity of our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility.”

The 25 000 square metre facility situated near the Italian/Swiss border, employs over 100 skilled technicians and professionals, and produces on average 16 complete transformer units a day.

For more information contact David Claassen, Trafo Power Solutions, +27 11 325 4007,,

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