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GBE: a dynamic and efficient enterprise

GBE SpA. is an Italian company specialised in the production of cast resin and VPI transformers from a few kVA to 30 MVA in all voltage classes up to 52 kV (BIL 250 KV), and oil immersed transformers from 50 kVA to 50 MVA, 145kV (650 kV BIL), air insulated, resin and oil reactors, with and without magnetic core from a small kVAr value up to 10 MVAr and transformers with amorphous core from 100kVA up to 2500kVA.

The company is based in the Vicenza province and can boast 25 years of technical experience in the field. Production is carried out in three factories with a total covered area of 14,000 square meters in the same industrial area, for a total area of about 33,000 square meters.

 

The three plants have enabled the maximum specialisation in both Cast Resin and Oil Immersed transformers. GBE is also equipped with its own Steelworks facility for the production of profiles, core clamp, chassis, oil transformers tanks, protection box and whatever is necessary to allow the creation of a customised product according to customer requirements.
All strategic steps are performed internally: design, testing, production and acceptance tests. GBE can rely on state of the art machinery and production equipment, with automated production processes and production management in real time via coding of orders and bar-code for materials. GBE has also three test rooms for different types of products, with all the equipment certified to perform routine tests, type tests and special tests.
The experience, the constant research & development and the flexibility of the internal organisation allow GBE to respond to various requests, even for special units such as transformers for conversion (6-12-18-24-36 pulse), transformers for marine application, auto-transformers, transformers for solar systems, earthing transformers, three-winding transformers, MV/ MV, three-single phase transformers, Scott type transformers, traction motors. Furthermore, GBE design and manufacture core or coreless reactors, for all applications like short circuit, filter, decoupling, smoothing, compensation, limiting etc.

GBE operates directly on the domestic and international markets. GBE has been a market leader for many years in all EU countries, South America, Australia and Asia with the excellent results, the company is increasingly projected in markets around the world, with attention given to the new emerging countries. Thanks to the ability to make products in compliance with the specifications and regulations of virtually all the countries, GBE is a reliable partner worldwide.
All production is made in compliance with the European Standards CEI, IEC, CENELEC, DIN, BRITISH STANDARD, EN, ISO and other specific national regulations, including those for the markets of Russia, UK, Colombia and others. There are various approvals and product certifications obtained until now: RINA, DNV, Lloyd’s Register and others. GBE is also certified ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 14001 and has adopted a Code of Ethics that protect customers, suppliers and employees, encouraging the team spirit, transparency and availability towards customers who have always been the distinctive values of the Company.

Resin Plant

Offices, production of transformers and dry type reactors, oil immersed high voltage power transformers

The headquarter is also the historical plant. The manufacturing plant is 8.000sqm, of which 800 square meters of office space, a total area of 22,000. The annual production of the factory is more than 2,500 MVA and about 2,000 transformers a year. The plant specialises in the production of cast resin transformers for distribution, special application and power from 50kVA up to 30MVA class 52kv. Here are also manufactured our oil immersed power transformers up to 50MVA 145kV. The layout of the production is designed to ensure an optimised work flow from goods-in to testing and despatch. The test room is divided into two areas of testing on a total area of 500 square meters, which can be performed all the routine, type and special tests for both distribution, special and power transformers.

Oil Plant

Production of transformers and reactors in oil.

Specifically created for the production of oil immersed transformers and reactors, this second manufacturing facility covers an area of 5,000 square meters, of which 400 square meters offices, on a total area of 8,000 square meters. The annual production is about 1,400 units to make a total of more than 1500 MVA. The plant specialises in the production of oil transformers and reactors for distribution and special applications from 50kVA up to 5000KVA class 72kV. Also this production facility is equipped with a test room, on an area of 300 square meters, fully equipped and certified to perform routine, type and special tests.

Steelworks

Steelwork facility: – production of oil Transformers tanks and enclosures for transformers and reactors.

The recently built third GBE plant, the steelwork facility, is the result of a significant investment. This plant allows GBE to realise not only the highest quality customised products, but also special products according to customer specifications. Moreover, it guarantees GBE maximum flexibility in the production cycle, as it makes it independent from external suppliers and therefore able to operate with short production times.
The 2,500 square meters plant has is equipped with 10m lifting capacity overhead cranes and flags for the semi-finished products handling. The state of the art equipment and machinery guarantee the production, processing and finishing of all the steelwork used for the transformers and reactors manufacture. The laser cut machinery is equipped with automatic 10 pallet stack for the metal sheet storage to guarantee a 24/7 working cycle. The plant is equipped with automatic blasting machine, which can work on oil tanks for transformers as big as 5MVA. The flow coating painting plant guarantees protection of the products by washing, phosphating and rinsing to the class C5M (for installation in areas with high condensation standing and high pollution). For special products, the metallisation of the component or parts of it is guarantee of an even more resistant product.

News

Bunds for oil-filled Transformers

  • 10 July 2017

A flexible, easy-to-use solution designed by GBE Bunds for oil-filled transformers are a new product developed by the GBE steelworks department. For those installations where this bund has not been included, GBE has developed an extremely flexible solution, designed to protect the environment. The oil bund has been developed in pickled and subsequently galvanized metal […]

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The new GBE House Organ is now online!

  • 8 May 2017

  The third edition of the GBE House Organ includes important accomplishments and supplies from last year, future investments and our partners’ perspectives. For further details, download our House Organ from our website at the link: http://www.gbeuk.co.uk/download/.

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GBE at the coming international Exhibitions: SAVE THE DATE!

  • 20 March 2017

You are invited to visit GBE stand at ELTEFA, HANNOVER MESSE and ALL ENERGY   ELTEFA in Stuttgart again secured its place as the most important regional trade fair in the electrical sector. All of this takes place in a strong economic region, which is home to many industry-leading businesses and innovators. VISIT US @ Hall […]

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