Federal Electric was founded in 1990 in Adapazari. Within a short time it has made progress and took its place among the leading Low Voltage Circuit Breaker manufacturers in the world. It was founded with 100% national capital in a total area of 40,000 sqm, out of which 25,000 sqm is covered area.
The company’s product range includes 3250 products. Federal Electric currently manufactures 95% of the LV circuit breaker products range, and continues its R&D activities related to the remaining 5%. As a consequence of its close follow-up of the recent developments in any area from institutionalization to technological innovations, it has received its prize by becoming No. 1 and 2 in the market. Federal Electric is the only Turkish company which has a share in the low voltage products market and was listed in No. 1 and 2 in the market.
Mechanical R&D, Electronic R&D and Electrical R&D works are carried out in three departments, in coordination with each other. At R&D department, using Silicon Graphics and Uni Graphics which are among the most sophisticated computer systems and CAD-CAM software in the world, high quality goods are designed and prepared for manufacture by the engineers and designers, who are specialised and experienced in their field, in a way to respond to today’s and tomorrow’s needs with the technology of future. All parts of the products designed and finally formed at the R&D department are produced as prototypes by Federal Electric. Mechanical design of the products are prepared in computer environment, their contact pressure, 3D mechanism design and tolerance simulations are made and checked, and then prototypes of these products are prepared and visual checks are made. Following that, the designs are transferred through the network to Charmillse wire erosion and CNC benches located at the die shop and their moulds are prepared. After casting moulds, first products are manufactured. Samples produced from these parts undergo mechanical (pulling, break, hardness, friction, etc.) and electrical (short circuit, thermal and magnetic opening, etc.) tests. Products with successful test results are ready for mass production.
The products manufactured in compliance with international standards are tested at the laboratories equipped with the state-of-the-art test systems, including short circuit tests, using modern test devices. Our product line include compact type circuit breakers from 16A to 2500A, open type switches from 630A to 5000A, cam switches, loadbreak switches and switch fuses, vertical and horizontal load disconnectors, NH fuse bases, automatic fuses, fault current protection switches,contactors, compensation contactors, high current contactors, semiconductor contactors, installation contactors, thermal relays, capacitors, motor protection switches, meters, various meter and command relays and reactive power control relays, current transformers, power analyzers, over current relays, distribution panels, busbar systems, multitariff electronic energy meters, combined meters, gas and water meters. Moreover, Electrical Automatic Heating Systems are manufactured for Turkish Railway Car industry.
Federal Electric carried its systematic development to international standards in 1994 and is listed among the first 70 institutions which hold ISO 9000 certificates. Our company was awarded with the Quality Prize at the 1st International Technology-Quality and Manufacturing Systems Congress on account of being a company that implements TS-EN- 9000 quality assurance system perfectly.Federal Group follows up the worldwide developments continuously and makes major investment in R&D; and as a consequence, it holds Industrial Design and Patent registrations in Turkey and worldwide for approximately 100 products.
All processes from the starting point to the end of the production (from raw materials and product stocks to finished product stocks) are checked by the ERP software and barcode system. ERP software installed in 1995, as a first in Turkey, ensures ISO 9001 standard compliant traceability,thus reduces recording and counting errors in warehouses below 0.5. Besides, in order to avoid needless waste of paper, all communication is made via electronic media. Employment process is based on the principle of “person appropriate for the task”, and since 1995 it is performed according to the results of psycho-technical tests. With 6-month intervals, 360 degree proficiency based performance evaluation is applied to all personnel. And as a consequence of this test, skills of the personnel are determined, and required training programs for ceaseless improvement are prepared.