Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger is to outsource the manufacturing of its ‘SmartWire’ connection equipment to PV module assembly and automation specialist, Mondragon Assembly.
Meyer Burger said that Mondragon would start production of its ‘SWCT’ equipment no later than by end of the fourth quarter 2018, which would coincide with production of the equipment stopping at its production site in Thun. The company would then continue to focus R&D and marketing activities of the SWCT technology.
Luis Mari Imaz, CEO of Mondragon Assembly commented, “We strongly believe that our partnership with Meyer Burger will be of mutual benefit to both companies. We are excited about the working together with such a recognized solar technology leader.”
Daniel Lippuner, COO of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, stated, “Collaboration with Mondragon with their strong experience in contract manufacturing and automation ideally complements our in-depth PV module equipment expertise. By outsourcing the production of our SWCT equipment to Mondragon, we are able to benefit from their flexible, cost-competitive manufacturing structure. This will help us to expedite the industrialization of our innovative SmartWire Connection Technology.”