Satcon will expand its global photovoltaic inverter and other manufacturing capacity to more than 600MW in 2009 between its production facilities in Burlington, Ontario, and Shenzhen, China, as well as partner with DB Schenker Logistics to provide global logistics and transportation services for Satcon’s global supply chain needs.
Satcon says it will partner with the DB Schenker Solar division to deliver global transportation services for its inverter operations located in Burlington, Shenzhen and Fremont, CA. Satcon will also use DB Schenker in North America, Europe and Asia to provide logistics and distribution services, including final delivery to Satcon’s customers through DB Schenker’s extensive land transport network.
Satcon claims that it maintains standard product lead times of 5-8 weeks across its entire product line and believes that the partnership between Schenker and itself will provide its customers with the highest levels of logistics performance and the industry’s most competitive distribution costs.
“As demand for our industry leading commercial and utility-scale solutions increases worldwide, we must construct an international supply chain capable of delivering the highest levels of service and support for our customers,” said Pete DeGraff, Satcon’s VP of worldwide sales and marketing. “The combination of increasing our international manufacturing capacity and our partnership with Schenker will enable us to continue to deliver the industry’s most competitive product lead times, local spare parts inventories and global logistics capabilities, and ensure the highest service levels for our customers over the entire lifecycle of their solar projects.”