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Flextronics aim for 1GW solar module in Malaysia

Posted: 23 Mar 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Clean Tech super site  solar modules  Port of Tanjung Pelepas 

In a move that strengthens its position in manufacturing of solar modules, Flextronic has allotted ten lakh (one million) square feet space at its established Malaysian facility in Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) for Clean Tech super site. The facility aims to reach an annual production volume of 1GW of solar modules in two years. This complements the company's Clean Tech strategy that includes providing services to global OEMs of inverters, wind power, smart grid, smart metering, and energy-efficient lightning solutions.

Flextronics expects its Clean Tech super site to result in significant improvements to the industry, including technical advancements for solar products, increased outsourcing among OEMs due to cost and logistics advantages, and overall supply chain optimisation. With a range of solar module production services already operational at PTP, Flextronics' development plans include increasing its site capacity to support 1GW of solar module production over the next two years. Flextronics has established customer relationships with many of the world's Clean Tech OEMs, including Cree Lighting, Carmanah, Oerlikon, SolarEdge, and Enphase.

Malaysia is a burgeoning centre for the production of solar products, with major competitive advantages for Flextronics, such as proximity to solar OEM operations, localised resources, and excellent logistics solutions.

"Flextronics' ability to offer the most robust line of solutions to OEMs across the quickly expanding Clean Tech sector is a powerful competitive advantage. Our focused strategic push into this space, a sector we have held a leadership position in for many years, is unique among global EMS providers, given our size, scale, and world-class logistics services. We are completely focused on being the partner of choice for OEMs in the Clean Tech sector," said E.C. Sykes, president of Flextronics Industrial.

"Malaysia is the ideal location for our Clean Tech Super Site because of customer proximity and established wafer and cell operations in the area. This is an exciting time for our organisation, and we are very pleased by the progress with our Clean Tech operations and are aggressively working towards its complete build-out," continued Sykes.

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