Our Control Panel & Switchgear Manufacturers’ Association (COSMA) regularly observes market scenarios and trends from the point of view of technologies, manufacturing processes and customer demands.
Over the last three years we see a rapid change compliances expected by the market. Customers require manufacturers to offer world class products produced locally. They expect manufacturers to guarantee performance of products in conformity to IEC standards to match equipment being used by their own establishments and other comparable establishments in more developed countries.
Complexities of safety requirements are increasing progressively as more employees serve across national borders requiring insurance and legal standardization for EHS practices.
Manufacturers who fail to recognize the forward movement of such technical specifications will face tough conditions in the next half decade before us.
Knowledge Sharing: To support efforts of our members to remain relevant and competitive COSMA, under the stewardship of President Sanjeev Khinnavar has initiated Saturday Knowledge Sharing Sessions every fortnight wherein our senior members share specific information and experiences to help all our members to build better products and prepare everybody for facing competition by providing for technology upgrades.
Many challenges are faced by designers and producers of control panels and switchboards in a rapidly changing power quality scenario as the use of power electronics increases and renewable energy sources become increasingly used. The thrust is on globally to break down electricity generation, transmission, distribution, consumption and utilization into smaller and more conveniently manageable networks. Increasing opportunities are arising for the use of LVDC local distribution networks. New movement towards higher use of renewable energy sources in transportation has created new areas of demands. At COSMA we will continue to keep our members to stay aligned with the future in every conceivable manner.