Adrian Ellam, CEO of Invertek Drives, with Rhydian Welson, sales and marketing director, and Glyn Jones, technical director.

VFDs remain popular as industrial energy efficiency continues to grow

April 9, 2024
Invertek produces its 3 millionth variable-frequency drive

Invertek Drives has produced its 3 millionth variable-frequency drive (VFD). The landmark arrives just three years after the 2-million milestone, demonstrating rapidly growing demand for energy-saving products, Invertek believes.

Designed and manufactured at the company's headquarters near Welshpool, United Kingdom, the production of the 3 millionth VFD represents Invertek Drives' commitment to sustainability.

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“Tackling energy waste and emissions is a global priority," said Adrian Ellam, CEO of Invertek Drives. "Expanding their use will significantly impact environmental sustainability. We innovate relentlessly, ensuring our technology remains at the forefront of efficiency.”

The company is currently undergoing a major expansion, including a 2,750-sq-m facility to boost production capacity to more than 1.5 million drives annually.

With a workforce exceeding 460 employees, Invertek Drives announced plans for a multi-million-dollar investment in its VFD research and development program, including a new Innovation Center and headquarters.

“Our significant and continued investment in innovation over the past 25 years has positioned us as a leader in the development of VFD technology,” said Rhydian Welson, sales and marketing director. “We have a large and dedicated customer base who recognize the ease of use and durability of our drives in a wide range of applications, often in demanding environments.”

VFDs are used in applications across a broad spectrum of industries worldwide. These include manufacturing to optimize production line efficiency in processes like pumps, fans and conveyors; HVAC building services to regulate ventilation, air conditioning and water pumps in commercial and industrial buildings; water and wastewater to improve efficiency in water treatment plants and pumping stations; renewable energy to control wind turbines and solar tracking systems; to HVAC-R for optimizing performance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

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