ADD GRUP together with UAE company HERMAS and Egyptian company Maasara Company for Engineering Industries launch the production of Smart Meters in Egypt. As part of the cooperation agreement between ADD GRUP and HERMAS, Smart and Prepaid meters will be manufactured at Maasara Company for Engineering Industries based on ADDAX technology developed by ADDGRUP.
HERMAS, which specializes in providing management services for business development in Egypt, Middle East and Africa, will ensure the efficiency of business and production, as well as product promotion. HERMAS offered the production lines needed to produce Smart and Prepaid Meters inside Maasara Company for Engineering Industries premises (As Maasara is a subsidiary Company of National Organization for Military Production in Egypt). Maasara has signed the agreement with HERMAS for cooperation in the field of Manufacturing Smart and Prepaid Electricity Meters.
ADD GRUP and HERMAS signed together the agreement of cooperation under which ADD GRUP, being a leading company in the design and manufacturing of AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) solutions as a technical partner will provide design and development of meters, as well as monitor implementation of international standards for technical aspects, including testing and quality control.
For production the necessary equipment and tools have already been purchased and installed, a laboratory for quality control is equipped, and Massara engineers passed training at ADD GRUP, where they learned all the subtleties of meter manufacturing.
To date, under the Maasara brand, the first 1000 meters have been already produced (800 prepayment meters and 200 smart meters). Smart meters have already passed all the approval stages at the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company and are ready for deliveries for the Smart Metering project in the Electricity Distribution Company. The prepayment meters are at the final stage of testing and will be approved for mass production in late July 2018. Full-scale production is planned to be launched in autumn 2018. The released meters will be sold in the markets of Egypt, Middle East and Africa.
Within the framework of agreement signed by Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Egypt on the provision of smart meters, according to this agreement, in the coming years in Egypt, up to 20 million smart meters should be installed to help utilities improve the management and operation of energy networks.