Over the last 40 years, Virginia Transformer has become the 4th largest manufacturer of
power transformers in North America. The company was established in 1971, in Roanoke, VA,
and started manufacturing drive isolation transformers for the mining and steel industries.
These endeavors required a high level of design expertise. The business grew on the foundation
of strong engineering talent across all functions in the company. Current leadership took
over in 1982, and both product range and market coverage have expanded rapidly ever since.
The product range increased to 10 MVA units in 1989 as the company began serving heavy industry
and utility power applications. Currently the company has 3 plants in North America, and has
the capability to manufacture up to 100 MVA, 230 KV class units. Our product range also
includes dry type transformers up to 15 MVA, 35 KV. The company continues to offer solutions
for transformer design across a broad spectrum of industrial, utility and commercial
applications. This gives us the widest product range and the broadest application experience
in both the industrial and utility markets. Thus, today, VTC is the premier designer and
manufacturer of power transformers in North America. As we move forward into the 21st century,
we are applying our proven experience to new applications in the renewable energy
market – wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal. With our expansive product range, VTC is the
most viable “one stop shop” for large power projects – we can provide the incoming substation
unit, the power system in the complex, and process units inside the buildings for large
Our rapid growth has come from solid technical strength in all areas of our business.
Today the company employs 700 people - 100 of those are engineers, with graduate and post
graduate degrees in multiple areas of specialization. Continuous improvement in design and
manufacturing processes has reduced our defect rate by an average of 18% per year for the past
10 years. Our combined staff experience in designing transformers is 300+ years, and there are
more than 10,000 designs on file in our archives, providing an extensive resource to select
the optimum solution for any power transformer application. Our customers tell us that our
technology, processes, and quality are world class and second to none.
We foresee that our business will continue to grow, based on developing relationships with
selected customers, focusing on new markets, and through providing excellent customer service.
Virginia Transformer will continue to provide innovative, optimized solutions for electrical
Prabhat K. Jain
Virginia Transformer Corp