11 Jul, 2011, 08:30 ET
SAN FRANCISCO and SAN JOSE, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KACO new energy, one of the world's largest solar inverter manufacturers with over 3 GW of PV inverters in the field to date, announces its U.S. manufacturing partnership with Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products.
KACO chose Sanmina-SCI to provide end-to-end manufacturing services for its blueplanet™ 02xi inverter series in order to solidify and further develop the company's position in the U.S. market, with more competitive costs and reduced delivery times. KACO's first complete line of blueplanet inverters with "made in the United States" nameplates rolled out of Sanmina-SCI's San Jose, California, facility in spring of 2011.
KACO new energy inverters are one of the best-selling inverters worldwide with more than 3 GW operating today. The popular blueplanet 02xi series is well known for its high performance. 95.5% CEC efficiency ensures maximum kWh production. A wide MPPT range offers highest string sizing flexibility with all modules and temperature ranges. The inverters are designed for maximum ROI with robust state-of-the-art IGBTs and advanced MPPT algorithms. The easyINSTALL T-bracket minimizes mounting process to approximately 15 minutes. KACO new energy has been manufacturing power electronics for more than 60 years.
"As KACO grows in the U.S. market, the company needed to make sure that neither price nor lack of inventory would be a barrier for U.S. distributors," said Vince Lucia, Vice President, Operations, KACO new energy Inc. "Sanmina-SCI gave KACO the U.S. manufacturing footprint, global supply chain, and logistical support needed to meet our cost and delivery objectives."
In order to meet KACO's objectives, Sanmina-SCI established a dedicated core team for new product introduction (NPI), set up a new, dedicated manufacturing line, performed design for assembly (DFA) analyses, designed custom toolsets, created detailed documentation, and established a new independent global supply chain and logistics support.
Sanmina-SCI makes some of the most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products in the world. Sanmina-SCI not only focuses on engineering and fabricating complex components but also on providing complete end-to-end supply chain solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as KACO new energy.
Want to know more?
Visit the KACO booth at the Intersolar show, Moscone Center on July 12th – 14, booth # 7522.
Visit the Sanmina-SCI booth at the Intersolar show, Moscone Center on July 12-14, booth # 5429.
ABOUT KACO new energy Inc.
A powerful partner for PV system solutions, KACO new energy has built a tradition of excellence in the photovoltaic inverter and power electronics industries. Our German-based factory engineers have been developing, designing and manufacturing current inverters and power electronics for more than 60 years.
The KACO blueplanet product family has set new standards in photovoltaic applications - particularly in reliability, efficiency, power density, and patented technology to meet NEC requirements. As the heart of your photovoltaic installation, your KACO inverter pumps electricity into the public grid continuously and efficiently. The efficiency of the KACO blueplanet inverters will earn you money and a solid return on your solar investment. Additional information about KACO is available at www.kaco-newenergy.com.
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, automotive and clean technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at http://www.sanmina-sci.com.
Sanmina-SCI Safe Harbor Statement
The foregoing, including the discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales principal customers, the ability of Sanmina-SCI to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, and competition and technological change. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in our Company's Annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.
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