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The Basque cooperative and the Chinese brand Autowell Technology Co. (ATW) have reached an agreement to share a patent owned by MONDRAGON Assembly.

This innovative solution allows photovoltaic module manufacturers to increase their productivity.

Mondragon Assembly S.Coop, a leading Spanish company dedicated to delivering solutions and equipment for the PV Industry, and ATW, one of the top manufacturers of automation equipment for PV products in China, have entered into an agreement to share the Intellectual Property of a patented solution owned by Mondragon. The function of the equipment, known as “continuous stringing”, is specifically located at the tabbing and stringing process, which allows 15% more productivity in cells per hour. According to this agreement, ATW will be able to deliver this solution to all PV module manufacturers worldwide.

About Mondragon Assembly


www.mondragon-assembly.com
Mondragon Assembly is an international group specializing in the development of automation and assembly solutions. The Group currently has six production plants in Spain, Mexico, France, Germany, China and Brazil, and a subsidiary in India. They also have a strategic network of commercial offices in leading world economies.

Mondragon Assembly is a leading producer of equipment for the manufacture of solar panels and batteries. The company designs and provides turnkey production lines and machinery for photovoltaic systems and batteries. Mondragon Assembly has been providing innovative manufacturing technology for over fifteen years.

It offers a wide range of services for the solar panel manufacturing industry, including product design advise, raw materials selection, fast-track panel certification, production ramp-up support, personnel training, and transfer of know-how.

In battery production, Mondragon Assembly offers complete assembly lines for module and battery pack production and energy storage systems for research and development machines. The company can develop solutions for the production of cylindrical, prismatic and pouch cells.

About Autowell Technology Co.,Ltd.


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Founded in 2010, Wuxi Autowell Technology Co., Ltd. is a well-known automation equipment manufacturer in the photovoltaic and lithium-ion battery industry, with more than 1000 employees. Autowell has focused on the research and development according to the needs of PV industry, and has successively launched several products including the PV cell stringer, laser cutter, wafer inspection system and light induced annealing furnace, which help customers to improve productivity, meet their lean manufacturing requirement and realize the setup of smart factories.

Autowell became an automation provider in the lithium-ion battery industry in 2016 and its own lithium-ion battery modules, intelligent pack assembly lines and lithium-ion battery inspection system have gained the acceptance of leading lithium-ion battery pack manufacturers.

By the end of September 2020, the company has provided stable and reliable equipment, services and solutions to nearly 400 production bases for customers in 32 countries.

On 21 May, 2020, Autowell was listed on the Technology Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 688516.

After 12 months, the construction of the new Mondragon Assembly building in Kunshan (China) has now been completed. The new plant is expected to be operational by mid-October.

With an investment of over 3 million euros, the new site has a large workshop space of 3,000 square metres, as well as 1,200 square metres of office space. There is also the option to extend both spaces in the future up to a total of 5,500 square metres of workshop space and 2,000 square metres of office space.

This new headquarters is yet another milestone reached in the consolidation of the Group in China since it began its activity there in 2013. Year after year, Mondragon Assembly Kunshan has been growing in a sustainable and steady way, not only in sales but also in experience, teamwork, capabilities and quality, until becoming a benchmark in automated turnkey solutions for multiple sectors such as the motor industry, solar energy, electrical and medical equipment, to name but a few.

The new premises will allow the company to continue its growth in China, with the aim of providing solutions of a high technological value to its clients in the Asian country, and also to establish itself as a global supplier of automated projects.

About Mondragon Assembly Kunshan

Established in 2013, the subsidiary currently has a staff of 85 people, 70% of these being engineers.
In 2020 the company will have achieved 12 million euros in sales.

About the Mondragon Assembly Group

Mondragon Assembly is an international group specialising in the development of automated assembly solutions. It has six production plants around the world: its headquarters in Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa, Spain), Mexico, France, Germany, China and Brazil, as well as subsidiaries in India and the MENA region. It operates in sectors such as the motor industry, solar energy, household appliance components, electronic components, medical devices and cosmetics.

  • The project is able to produce eleven million units per month that the organisation will be able to sell and contribute the funds to its social objectives.

  • It will create 25 jobs for people with disabilities.

  • Mondragon Assembly has established itself as a key supplier of this type of system. Its production lines produce around 50 million units per month.

The equipment has already arrived at the Inditex premises, and production is scheduled to start this winter in Bergondo (A Coruña).

Inditex has donated a batch of 4 automated lines manufactured by Mondragon Assembly for the mass production of masks to the Galician Confederation of People with Disabilities (COGAMI).
The project, valued at 2.3 million euros, has the capacity to produce eleven million masks per month that the organisation will be able to sell to contribute to its social objectives.
With this order, the cooperative has now produced 15 production lines since the beginning of the pandemic, establishing itself as a significant supplier of this type of system at a national level.

It is estimated that the machines that Inditex has donated to COGAMI will begin production during the winter, once the installation work, which will be carried out in collaboration with Mondragon Assembly, has been completed.
The machinery will be installed at a COGAMI site located on the industrial estate at Bergondo (A Coruña), where up to 25 jobs will be created in connection with this production. These installations will be fully adapted by Inditex in order to meet the requirements established by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Healthcare Products relating to the operation of plants for the manufacture of healthcare products.

With this objective, COGAMI will set up a Special non-profit Employment Centre, with the main aim of offering people with disabilities employment for this production, adapted to their personal characteristics and which will assist in their integration into the normal employment market.

Adaptation and social commitment

Mondragon Assembly continues to demonstrate its considerable ability to develop and adapt in order to respond to the collective need, as is currently the case with the supply of masks.
​In these times of pandemic, the MONDRAGON Corporation itself has become an important player, via its cooperatives, in offering a range of solutions to combat Covid-19.
​In this case, the lines manufactured and assembled by Mondragon Assembly, which also handles their maintenance, have been located at various sites: ​Bexen Medical, in Etxebarria (Bizkaia); Centro Militar de Farmacia, Burgos; Efficold, from the Onnera Group, in Lucena (Cordoba); and Inditex, in Bergondo (A Coruña). The total production capacity generated by all of these amounts to 50 million masks per month.

About the MONDRAGON Assembly Group. Mondragon Assembly is an international Group specialising in the development of automated assembly solutions. It has six production plants worldwide:its headquarters in Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa, Spain), Mexico, France, Germany, China and Brazil, as well as subsidiaries in India and the MENA region.
​It operates in sectors such as automation, solar energy, household appliance components, electronic components, medical devices and cosmetics

About the MONDRAGON Corporation.  It is structured around four business areas:
Finance, Industry, Distribution and Knowledge.
With a broad international presence, in 2019 it achieved sales of over 11.6 billion euros and had a workforce of over 81,000 people.
Its cooperatives have helped to combat the pandemic by starting up new businesses and approaching institutions and various associations, placing their technical and human resources at their service.

The Basque cooperative, a specialist in manufacturing PV modules assembly lines, adds a new project in North Africa.

Photo: Mondragon Assembly

Mondragon Assembly, with its extensive experience in manufacturing and automation of assembly lines for the solar energy sector, has supplied and commissioned a 100 MW photovoltaic module production front line in Cairo, Egypt. The project was launched in the last quarter of 2019.

This turnkey project will provide the company with a large production capacity for various solar modules, from bifacial half-cut glass-glass modules to standard high efficiency Mono PERC panels. Teriak Industrial Group aims to play a key role in Africa in the production of clean energy, with a power capacity of 100 MW per year.

Mondragon Assembly and its presence in MENA

Haythem Zhioua, International Sales Manager for the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) has stated that “this is not our first project in Egypt, as we previously carried out the development of a 50 MW PV modules assembly line to Arab International Optronics.”

Similarly, Zhioua noted that “one of our main objectives at Mondragon Assembly is to stay alongside our clients and partners, offering them direct support when they need it most. For this reason, we have a local technical team composed of highly trained project managers and technicians who provide support across the MENA region.”

Thanks to its 40 years in business, Mondragon Assembly has become a leading company in the solar energy sector, supplying turnkey production lines for the manufacture of photovoltaic modules worldwide.

Igor Herrarte, International Sales Manager for the EMEA region, notes that “Mondragon Assembly has been supplying innovative solutions to the solar sector with high technological content for more than 20 years, and it should continue in this line for decades to come. We are a long-term-oriented company, and our goal is not limited to selling equipment and lines, but rather to collaborate with our clients in ensuring the serial manufacture of PV solar modules with the highest possible quality. We believe that service is our greatest added value. This line for Teriak Industrial Group is the eighth line that we installed in the MENA region.”

Herrarte also stressed that “we have a complete knowledge transfer programme that is adaptable to the needs of our clients, including the design and certification of modules, raw materials, training, and maintenance programmes, among others.”

Mondragon Assembly has become a benchmark company in the solar energy sector by supplying turnkey production lines for the manufacture of photovoltaic modules worldwide.

About the MONDRAGON Assembly Group

Mondragon Assembly is an international group specialising in the development of automation and assembly solutions. It currently has six production plants:

Its head office in Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa, Spain), Mexico, France, Germany, China, and Brazil, as well as a subsidiary in India. It operates in sectors such as solar power, the automotive industry, appliance components, cosmetics, medical devices, and electronics.

About Teriak Group

Teriak Group is a private Egyptian company specialising in the manufacture of parts for the automotive sector for Egypt and the Middle East.

The group was founded in 1975 and has carried out the expansion of its operations over the last four decades, with six plants located in Cairo, Egypt and nearly 700 employees.

This is the first direct financing operation of the Official Credit Institute with a cooperative integrated at MONDRAGON.

This Monday, 29 June, the first loan was signed with Spain’s ICO (Official Credit Institute) as a direct financier in a cooperative of the Corporation, Mondragon Assembly.

In the current Social and Business Policy 2017/2020, in the Financing strategy, the importance of achieving robust financing, ensuring an optimal balance between the short and long term, was detailed.

Financial diversification

With this first signature with the ICO, a financing of €5 million at a fixed cost for 7 years manages to leverage the company in the long term and prepare it for the uncertain outlook of the coming years.

Mondragon Assembly has diversified its sources of financing by including a new entity in its banking pool and has strengthened the financing share with institutional entities, as it has also received new financing from the IVF (Basque Financing Institute) in the amount of €5 million.

In the photo, from left to right, Ana Sáez, Head of the Treasury Unit of the Corporation’s Financial Department; Isabel Martín, Chief Financial Officer of Mondragon Assembly; Juan Carlos Obregón, from the Corporate Financing area of ICO; and Luis Mari Imaz, CEO of Mondragon Assembly.

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The official opening of the Bexen Medical production plant took place yesterday, 4 June, with 6 mask production lines, manufactured by Mondragon Assembly, already in place.

The official opening ceremony of the Bexen Medical plant took place yesterday in Etxebarria (Bizkaia). The event, held in strict compliance with all the prevention measures and safety protocols, was attended by the Basque Government Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructure, Arantxa Tapia, and the government’s delegate in the Basque Country, Denis Itxaso, and was hosted by Carlos Arsuaga, manager of Bexen Medical, the President of MONDRAGON, Iñigo Ucin, and the Vice-President of the Corporation’s Equipment Division, Juan Ángel García. The General Managers of Mondragon Assembly and Cikautxo, Luis Maria Imaz and Iñigo Laskurain, also took part in the event.

Inter-cooperation project

Several MONDRAGON cooperatives were involved in the venture. Bexen Medical, which led the project and is responsible for manufacturing the masks. In addition, Mondragon Assembly, the cooperative responsible for the manufacture of the automated production lines. The equipment was designed and assembled in China (the Chinese subsidiary specialises in this type of machinery and its network of suppliers was 100% functional, which was not the case in Spain). The production lines comply with the most demanding European standards and the legislation on CE marking and arrived in Madrid in the third week of April. Cikautxo, a cooperative from Bizkaia, was the third partner in this inter-cooperation, providing its premises equipped with a room of 500 square metres.

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3 more lines that will double the production of masks per month

In addition to these three production lines, which are already operational, there will be three more that have already arrived at the plant and which are currently being commissioned and will shortly become operational.

Mondragon Assembly, manufacturer of machinery for the production of masks

Mondragon Assembly, has extensive experience and state-of-the-art technology in the medical sector in general and in the manufacture of masks in particular, both in the simplest models, such as surgical masks, and in the most advanced, self-filtering, FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 types, with or without exhalation valve.

Distributed generation with battery storage can revolutionize solar development in India in the shortest time period with minimal investment.

Distributed, grid-connected solar PV with battery storage systems offers a unique set of benefits without the challenges as seen with mega-scale execution. In distributed solar applications, small PV systems (500 kW to 2-3 MW scale) generate electricity for on-site local centralized consumption and interconnect with low-voltage to high-voltage grid sub-station transformers on the electric utility system.

With falling PV system and battery storage prices, coupled with declining trends in solar EPC turnkey cost, deploying distributed PV with a storage system and evacuating solar energy at 11 kV/33 kV level is an attractive proposition.

This will reduce transmission line losses, increase grid resilience to rural feeders, avoid transmission distribution loss, reduce generation costs, and reduce investment cost in new utility generation capacity.

Mondragon Assembly provide their clients with solutions and services throughout the entire value chain.

With proper selection of equipment, installation of the well-engineered system and long-term operation and maintenance (O&M), distributed PV with appropriate battery storage systems at each sub-station will mitigate reliability issues by providing standby capacity during electric utility disturbances, grid outages, and load shedding.

Solar energy source is available all across the country for almost 300 days in a year. Therefore it is the most suited and reliable source for distributed solar energy generation. Increasing amounts of distributed solar generation (DG) connected to distribution networks of Discoms with a virtual energy storage system will provide reliable power through proper voltage control in the distribution network.

Mondragon Assembly lithium-ion module turnkey line

Our lithium-ion turnkey lines meet the production needs of each customer, providing solutions aimed at small and large producers and combining different levels of automation. These lines are equipped with the most innovative technology, allowing us to reach a final product of excellent quality.

The flexibility of our lines allow the manufacture of lithium-ion modules of different technologies and sizes.

Germany installed 367.8 MW of new PV capacity in March, according to new figures from the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur).

This shows that, despite the country’s coronavirus lockdown measures, PV deployment held steady from last year. In March alone, 350 MW of new solar was installed.

PV systems installed under the nation’s tenant electricity scheme hit 1.08 MW in March. Developers also completed 15 MW of capacity across four sites under the tender scheme for large-scale PV plants, Bundesnetzagentur said.

In the first three months of this year, new additions hit 1.1 GW, versus 1.27 GW in the same period a year earlier. PV systems with capacities of up to 750 kW under the feed-in tariff regime continued to drive demand, with around 326 MW of new capacity registered in March. Ground-mounted PV plants built outside of the tender scheme accounted for 28 MW of the total.

Turnkey solar manufacturing line

The 100-200MW manufacturing line is a high capacity automatic solution for the assembly of photovoltaic modules.

  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Fully automated industrial solution
  • High quality, efficiency and capacity
  • Quality control system: cells, strings, modules
  • Rapid return on investment
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With this project, the Basque cooperative will reach the mark of 15 lines developed in recent weeks, becoming a relevant agent at the national level in this type of equipment.

Mondragon Assembly is working to offer its customers the best solutions in the production of masks, and as a result, in the last two months, it has obtained 15 orders for mask production machines, 13 of which are intended for manufacturing surgical masks, with another 2 for the FFP2 type.

Thus, Mondragon Assembly is demonstrating in this complicated situation its great capacity for development and adaptation to respond to a collective need, such as the current supply of masks.

Mondragon Assembly, a manufacturer specialising in machinery for the production of masks

The cooperative has extensive experience and high technology in the medical sector in general and in mask manufacturing in particular.

Its offer includes a line for the manufacture of high-protection masks (filtering, FFP2 and FFP3), as well as another for the manufacture of simpler models, such as surgical masks. These machines, in addition to offering high productivity, reaching up to 1,800 units per hour in the case of FFP2/FFP3 and 4,000 units per hour in the case of surgical masks, comply with the most demanding European standards and the CE marking legislation.

For more information, download the FFP2
and FFP3 mask line data sheet:

For more information, download
the surgical mask line data sheet:

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Con este proyecto, ya suman 15 las líneas que la cooperativa vasca ha desarrollado en las últimas semanas, convirtiéndose en un agente relevante a nivel estatal en este tipo de equipamientos.

Mondragon Assembly está trabajando para ofrecer a sus clientes las mejores soluciones en la producción de mascarillas y fruto de ello, en los últimos dos meses ha conseguido 15 pedidos de máquinas para la producción de mascarillas de las cuales, 13 son para fabricar mascarillas quirúrgicas y 2 del tipo FFP2.

De esta forma, Mondragon Assembly está demostrando en esta situación tan complicada su gran capacidad de desarrollo y adaptación para dar respuesta a una necesidad colectiva, como lo es hoy en día el abastecimiento de mascarillas.

Mondragon Assembly, fabricante especializado en maquinaria para la producción de mascarillas

La cooperativa cuenta con una amplia experiencia y alta tecnología en el sector médico en general y en la fabricación de mascarillas en particular.

Su oferta incluye una línea de fabricación de mascarillas de alta protección (auto filtrantes, FFP2 y FFP3), y otra para la fabricación de modelos más sencillos, como lo son las quirúrgicas. Estas máquinas, además de ofrecer una alta productividad, llegando a producir hasta 1.800 unidades a la hora en el caso de las FFP2/FFP3 y 4.000 unidades hora en el caso de las quirúrgicas, cumplen con las más exigentes normas europeas y la legislación del marcado CE.

Para más información descárgate la ficha
de la línea de mascarillas FFP2 y FFP3:

Para más información descárgate la ficha
de la línea de mascarillas quirúrgicas: