Avantha Group Company CG powers up Smart Grid laboratory in Spain’s Basque Region
Avantha Group Company CG’s Smart Grid Centre of Excellence was inaugurated by Mr. Inigo Urkullu, President of the Basque Country, an autonomous Spanish region, on April 19th 2013. Partnering Mr. Urkullu at the inauguration was Avantha Group`s Chairman & CEO Mr. Gautam Thapar. Also present were Avantha Group Company CG`s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. Laurent Demortier, CG Board of Directors and other dignitaries. The Smart Grid Centre of Excellence is a joint effort of CG and its recently acquired company the ZIV Group which is headquartered in Spain.
The laboratory which is equipped with cutting-edge technology is an essential tool for the analysis and debugging of the firmware versions of ZIV`s new products before they are launched in the market. The Global Centre of Excellence is the strategic node for the company, where all the investment in Smart Grids R&D will be focused. The benefits to the Basque region, to CG’s Automation business unit and the company as a whole, will be bountiful.