Spire has signed Tokyo-based metrology systems firm Napson to be its exclusive solar capital equipment representative in Japan. The Bedford, MA-based equipment and tunkey-line company said that its solar simulator for testing photovoltaic modules will be its lead product offering for the Japanese market.
“This agreement further demonstrates Spire’s commitment to our Japanese customers,” said Roger G. Little, Spire’s chairman/CEO. “Napson has successfully served Japan for 25 years with products similar to Spire’s manufacturing and test equipment. Our solar simulator for testing photovoltaic modules is the industry standard; we want to lead with this machine in Japan.”
“We also want to be certain our Japanese customers are aware of our advanced manufacturing equipment,” he added. “Napson will market this equipment as well as provide the best local after-service support the industry has to offer.”
Financial terms or other aspects of the deal were not disclosed.