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Toshiba International realigns motors and drives division


March 11, 2014
By Anthony Capkun

March 10, 2014 – Toshiba International Corp. (TIC) says its newly formed Motors & Drives Division has aligned its business structure “to better serve the market’s need for a single-source motor and drive solution”.

“The strategic alignment will greatly improve our in-house operations,” said Mark Laber, vice president & general manager of TIC’s Motors & Drives Division. “This gives us an invaluable competitive advantage as the only manufacturer in North America with full-cycle services under one roof.”

The reorganization allows TIC to better provide single-source product solutions that can be customized to meet the needs of industrial applications, says Toshiba, adding the new structure combines TIC’s knowledge and experience in both motors and adjustable-speed drives (ASDs) into one division to take advantage of a range of in-house services, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, field services and training.

The integration of services gives TIC the ability to test its motors and ASDs together as a complete system. The company says, however, that it is “committed to its individual motor and ASD customer base”.