Mr Armando F. de Souza, a young entrepreneur and Mr Silus L Evans a bachelor English Electrical Engineer resident in Bombay, accidentally meet in over the breakdown of an electrical machine needing urgent repair.
The meeting led to the formation of a partnership called Evans Electric Company, housed in a 250 sq.ft ( 24 sq mt) shop on Cadel Road, Worli, Bombay. Independent India’s first rewind workshop.
Acquired the necessary licenses to operate on all types of electrical machines. The Company was formally registered as Evans Electric Pvt Ltd.
Expanded factory to 1000 sq ft (95 sq. mt.) at the same location.
Expanded further to 4000 sq.ft (380 sq. mt.) with the addition of a 5 Ton gantry crane. The capabilities were expanded to include High Voltage Generators, Motors, Power & Distribution Transformers..
Ivor de Souza joined the company as a trainee Electrical Engineer.
After graduating with a Diploma in Engineering, Ivor de Souza joined as a full time Electrical Engineer under the direct leadership of Mr S L Evans.
Evans Electric moved to their newly constructed 20,000 sq ft factory on Mahakali Road, Andheri (East), Bombay.
Mr. Silus L Evans retired from active service.
First Large Turbo Generator 40 MVA, 11 KV, repaired and rewound in situ with a first ever, horizontal core re-stack and new Roebel Bars. The entire job was conducted exclusively by Evans Electric with indigenous materials, manpower and know how.
Evans Electric introduced ELCID testing in India, and were the first to acquire the instrument from the UK.
Mr Silus L Evans passed away at the age of 84.
Evans Electric were again the first to conduct major repairs on a 248 MW, 4 Pole. 105 Ton Turbo Generator Rotor.
Mr. Armando F de Souza passed away at the age of 85, he was still actively involved with the company matters.
Evans Electric created World history with a landmark achievement by completely reverse engineering and Rewinding a 33 KV rated 50 MW Turbo Generator in situ. All 120 round section Stator Bars with 3 tiered continuously transposed Conductor layout, were manufactured exclusively by Evans Electric with indigenous materials, manpower and know how.
Evans Electric moved to their new 25,000 sq ft Palghar factory with 50 Ton lifting capacity, a dedicated Coil & Roebel Bar Manufacturing facility with a Testing & R & D section.
Evans Electric was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange becoming the first ever Electrical Repair and Rewind organization to achieve this status.