ABOUT OUR COMPANY

Ganz Transformers and Electric Rotating machines Ltd. builds on the foundations that which the three inventors laid over 140 years ago: the plant carries on the legacy of the group of companies founded by Ábrahám Ganz in 1844, which later became known as Ganz Villamossági Művek. Thanks to our advanced engineering team, we manufacture unique high-voltage electrical equipment – transformers, motors and generators – as well as providing related services.

Our company is 100% domestically owned since 2020. We are proud of our predecessors and the fact that the equipment manufactured in our plant can be found in almost every country of the world. Relying on our nearly 200-year history, we produce our unique products with today’s modern design and technological solutions.

Jan Prins – Managing Director 

HISTORY OF OUR COMPANY

1844

Ganz Company founded by Ábrahám Ganz

1878

Establishment of Electrical Dept., manufacturing DC&AC dynamo

1884

Invention of the closed iron core industrial transformer (Déry-Bláthy-Zipernowsky)

1892

Starting the manufacture of Electric Traction (DC mine engines)

1893

Three-phase electric traction introduced (Kálmán Kandó)

1895

The first DC driven tram commissioned (Bratislava)

1897

Start of the hydrogenerator manufacturing (30kV voltage!)

1898

The first AC driven tram commissioned (Evian Les Bains, Switzerland)

1900

Start of oil-cooled transformers

1902

Electrification of Val Tellina (Italy) railway line (Kálmán Kandó)

1903

Start of turbogenerator manufacturing

1905

Direct water-cooled transformers introduced

1923

Phase-converter induction motor driven electric engine developed

1928

45MVA transformer, largest in Europe that time

1929

Parallel slot turbogenerator introduced (43MVA, largest on the World that time)

1929

Start of double-cage induction motor manufacturing

1948

Introduction of the cross-coils rotor turbogenerators

1960

Invention of the Hydrogen-cooled turbogenerator

1970

Introduction of the modular system induction motor series

1976

Manufacturing of the 5000HP electric engine

1978

750 kV transformer developed

1991

Joint Venture with Italian Ansaldo named Ganz Ansaldo Ltd

1994

Air-cooled turbogenerator from 20 up to 70MVA

1998

Development of double-cage induction motor for twin-drives first on the world

2000

Acquisition by Tranelektro Group under name of Ganz-Transelektro

2001

Developed 1MW ExN Non-sparking gasturbine starter motors for GE

2002

First transformer in the world for 123 kV with ester liquid

2006

Became a Part of Crompton Greaves Ltd as CG Electric Systerms Hungary

2010

Start of manufacturing Safety Class 3&4 motors for Nuclear Power Plants

2018

Developing VFD-driven Increased Safety LVAC motors for driving OEM pumps used in Oil&gas fields

2020

Establishment of Ganz Transformers and Electric Rotating machines Ltd., Ganz brand back in Hungarian ownership

 

Leadership

Jan Prins

Managing Director, Transformer BU Manager, Rotating Machines BU Manager

Júlia Péter
CFO

Gábor Kiss
GIS Service BU Manager