Satcon Announces Capacity Expansion

Inverter company Satcon Technology Corporation has announced significant growth of its international manufacturing and supply chain operations.

As part of this announcement, Satcon will expand global manufacturing capacity to over 600 megawatts (MW) in 2009 between its manufacturing facilities in Burlington, Ontario, Canada and Shenzhen, China, as well as partner with DB Schenker Logistics to provide global logistics and transportation services for all of Satcon’s global supply chain needs. Current manufacturing capacity is around 400 MW annually.

Satcon will partner with the DB Schenker Solar division to deliver global transportation services for its inverter operations located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Shenzhen, China; and Fremont, California. Satcon will also utilize DB Schenker in North America, Europe, and Asia to provide logistics and distribution services including final delivery to Satcon’s customer’s door through DB Schenker’s extensive land transport network.

“As demand … 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 vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

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