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The Basque cooperative and the Korean STiN Inc. have reached an agreement to share a patent owned by MONDRAGON Assembly.

It is an innovative solution that allows photovoltaic module manufacturers to increase their productivity.

Mondragon Assembly S.Coop, an Spanish Leading Company dedicated to deliver solutions and Equipment for the PV Industry, and STiN Inc., one of the top suppliers of PV products in South Korea, had entered into an agreement for the sharing of the Intellectual Property of a patented solution owned by Mondragon. The function of the equipment is specifically located at the tabbing and stringing process and known as “continuous stringing” and allows 15% more productivity in cells per hour being processed. According to this agreement, STiN Inc. will be able to deliver this solution to all PV module manufacturers in the South Korea Territory.

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 recognized producer of equipment for the manufacture of solar panels. The company designs and provides turnkey production lines and machinery for photovoltaic systems. Mondragon Assembly has been providing innovative manufacturing technology for more than fifteen years.

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

About STiN Inc.

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STiN is an Asia- Multinational Company and aiming to be “Total PV solution provider” to East Asia market and Korea-Based clients in worldwide market. STiN started as PV module supplier in 2013 and currently is structured of  STiN Holdings at Singapore for steering and financing, STiN Inc. at Korea for sales and EPC, Shanghai STiN Energy Technology Co. Ltd at China for procurements and sales, Changzhou STiN Energy Technology Co. Ltd at China for development of value-added energy storing products, STiN Japan Inc. for new product sensing and sales, and PT. Ley Harmony Khatulistiwa at Indonesia for liaison office for new business development.

Through the well-organized operating companies, STiN could supply all products and parts in PV industry: from PV cells to Modules and Module manufacturing facility.

STiN will utilize the agreement for sharing an intellectual property owned by Mondragon for encouraging module manufacturers activity and protecting IP holders’ rights.

The celebration of the subsidiary’s 25th anniversary took place on 22 June, in Orange, France. This plant was the first international investment of Mondragon Assembly.

In fact, in 1994, a decision was made to initiate an internationalisation strategy with the aim of increasing the presence on the market and thus be able to attract new projects from potential customers. 25 years have passed, and year after year, Mondragon Assembly Orange has consolidated itself in the business for automation of industrial processes, becoming, along with the rest of the subsidiaries, a world leader in the Automation sector.

The commemorative event took place near the town of Orange, with the participation of the Director General and the President of the Mondragon Assembly group, in addition to all the people who make up the subsidiary’s team. Both officers thanked the people who attended the event for their years of dedication and the fact of having made Mondragon Assembly Orange a benchmark in the field of automatic assembly lines. During the celebration, some of the people who participated in the project since its origins intervened in the act to recall the first steps of Mondragon Assembly in France.

Mondragon Assembly Orange closed the year 2018 with approximately €10 million in sales and 34 direct employees. The forecasts for this year indicate that it should remain in the same line as the previous fiscal year.

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:  Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa), its head office, Mexico, France, Germany, China and Brazil, as well as a subsidiary in India. It operates in sectors such as solar energy, automotive, components for electrical appliances, cosmetics, medical devices, and electronic components. Its staff consists of a team of over 400 individuals and its 2018 turnover was in excess of €85 million.

The former director of Fraunhofer ISE will be officially elected at a general assembly planned for September.


The ESCM wants a strong Europe to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and also pay attention to sustainability.

The board of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) has appointed Eicke Weber as provisional chairman. Official confirmation of the appointment is planned for a general assembly of members expected in September.

The association, which unites European PV manufacturers, research institutes and equipment makers lobbies on behalf of its members’ policy interests at the EU.

The trade association has drawn up policies which could aid sustainable construction in Europe.

Policies check clean carbon neutral pricing; application of the EU Sustainable Procurement Framework; consideration of carbon footprints in policy development and state aid; use of ecolabels and eco design; and better access to finance and research funding.

Such an advantage would only apply, however, if imported goods had to align with the same standards as EU products.

According to the ESCM, combating climate change is still considered an economic burden in the political debate. “If you operate an ambitious climate protection policy you create an economic advantage for the manufacturing industry in Europe compared to other countries,” said Weber.

Yesterday marked the placement the cornerstone of the new plant to be built by Mondragon Assembly in Kunshan. The event was attended by important personalities at the national level with a delegation headed by Reyes Maroto, current Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, as well as Rafael Dezcallar, Ambassador of Spain in China, Paz Ramos, the General Director of International Commerce and Investments, and Inmaculada Riera, Director of the Chamber of Spain. The event also featured Mikel Gantxegi, director general of Mondragon Assembly Kunshan, Oskar Goitia, President of MONDRAGON International, Iñigo Albizuri, Director of Institutional Relations of MONDRAGON, and several representatives of the local authorities of Qiandeng and Kunshan.

During his trip to China, Reyes Maroto visited the integrated cooperatives of MONDRAGON that are located at the Kunshan industrial park. In his speech before the heads of the Corporation, Reyes Maroto expressed his pride in having a leading group at international level: “For Spain and for the Basque Country, MONDRAGON is where you have to look. The world changes and we have to adapt. The group is an example of how to transfer success to a market such as China, keep growing, and remain a responsible company, which does things well.”

New step for Mondragon Assembly in its consolidation as a global leader in the automation and solar sectors.

Last April, Mondragon Assembly published the news about the construction of the new plant in Kunshan, China. This investment is intended to meet the growth needs of both the Automation and Solar businesses that are demanding for the Mondragon Assembly Group in such a strategic market as China. The construction is expected to be operational in the first four months of 2020. About the MONDRAGON Assembly Group.

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:

Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa, Spain), its central headquarters; Mexico; France; Germany; China and Brazil and, in addition, a subsidiary in India. It operates in sectors such as solar power, the automotive industry, appliance components, cosmetics, medical devices and electronics. Its staff consists of a team of over 400 individuals and its 2018 turnover was in excess of €85 million.

Great sensations at the international Intersolar Europe fair. We were able to share experiences and opinions with our clients. Solutions for automated manufacturing in the solar sector, as well as solutions in the field of energy storage, were the main topics in our conversations and business meetings.

More than 50.000 visitors looking for innovative concepts for the new energy world.

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners.

It takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany and focuses on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar power plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy.

One more year, we are very satisfied with the experience lived these days. We will see each other again next year.

The progressing awareness of humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels and the social, environmental, and economic hardships that have ensued has motivated a shift to investigate the feasibility of alternative sources of energy.

Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, and hydrocarbons are currently the main reservoirs that supply the world’s energy.

The process of burning these fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases as byproducts that collect in the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.

These are one of the reasons that underlie our business philosophy:

Develop technology that values ​​the ecological and environmental factors that guarantee a sustainable future.

A new step in its consolidation as a global benchmark group in the automation and solar sectors.

This 3.5 million euro investment will be used to finance the growth requirements demanded by both the Automation and Solar sectors from the Mondragon Assembly Group in this strategic market, after launching activities in China in 2014.

For this purpose, it has acquired a 12,000 square metre plot in the new industrial park of Qiandeng (Kunshan), where it will build a plant measuring about 7,000 square metres. The building will consist of 6,000 square metres of production space and 1,000 for offices. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2019 and the plant is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2020.

Year after year, we consolidate our benchmark position in the market in highly technological projects. “This new plant will allow us to continue growing and taking on the new challenges that we have defined internally and that reflect the requirements of our current and future clients in order to continue to be competitive in an environment as demanding as the Chinese market”, explained the general director of Mondragon Assembly China, Mikel Gantxegi.

Global provider

The plant will allow the Mondragon Assembly Group to continue to strengthen its position as a global provider of automated solutions where and when its clients need them, offering high-value technological solutions adapted to the needs of each country/client. In the words of the director of the Automation division, Iñigo Velez, we achieve this through the translation of knowledge and technology between the production plants that we have in Germany, France, Mexico, Brazil, China and Aretxabaleta [Spain] thanks to our global engineering business model”.”.

Mondragon Assembly China ended the 2018 financial year with sales amounting to 8 million euros and 85 direct employees, and it is projected to reach 12 million euros and 100 employees in 2019. With this new investment, by 2022 the Mondragon Assembly Group expects its sales in this market to approach 25 million euros and its staff to reach 180 individuals.

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

Aretxabaleta (Gipuzkoa, Spain), its central headquarters; Mexico; France; Germany; China and Brazil and, in addition, a subsidiary in India. It operates in sectors such as solar power, the automotive industry, appliance components, cosmetics, medical devices and electronics. Its staff consists of a team of over 400 individuals and its 2018 turnover was in excess of 85 million euros.

The impressive growth is unlikely to replace coal-fired power generation as it will only be sufficient to cover the predicted increase in demand for electricity. The electrification of heating, manufacturing and transportation offer room for further development.
Industrial processing, space heating and transport offer great potential for electrification, meaning an higher utilization rate of renewable energy is possible in these areas.
The transformation the energy system is undergoing costs around $807 billion per year, and the share of power sector investments is likely to remain high.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted the magnitude of the changes affecting the electricity sector by presenting visions of the future electricity market, with the level of electrification rising in all three.

Big investments thinking about a sustainable future

According to the IEA’s new report, renewable energy accounted for 60% of investment in generation capacity over the past decade, and the trend is set to continue until 2040, at which point it will take a 70% share, for an average annual investment of $350 billion over the next 20 years.
PV leads the pack, with average investment of $120 billion per year, 30% of it in China. Falling system costs are not hampering the technology’s leading position, with the IEA forecasting solar will continue to attract the largest amount of investments up to 2040.
  • Wind attracts $110 billion annually
  • Hydro $73 billion
  • Nuclear, gas and coal-fired power plants around $50 billion each.
  • Battery storage $13 billion.
Network investment averages $360 billion per year, to reinforce grids, connect new generation capacity, expand regional trade, and provide access to 510 million people. In heavily regulated markets, that may mean risks of continued overinvestment, and to affordability, the report says.
Depending on which of the three IEA scenarios applies, investment in renewable energy amounts to $361-616 billion per year, compared to fossil fuel backing, which it is forecast will account for around $90 billion per year.

The government of India has approved a National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage, to drive “clean, connected, shared and sustainable mobility initiatives in the country”.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi.

The cabinet also approved a Phased Manufacturing Program to support large-scale, export-competitive integrated batteries and cell-manufacturing giga plants in India, along with another program to localize production across the electric vehicles value chain. The two programs are intended to run until 2024.


Performing a roadmap for India to leverage its size to produce innovative, competitive multi-modal mobility solutions to be deployed globally.


To implement gigawatt-scale battery manufacturing, a National Storage Mission will initially focus on large-scale module and pack assembly plants during the fiscal year that starts next month, followed by integrated cell manufacturing by 2021-22.

The mission, chaired by the National Institution for Transforming India policy thinktank, will include secretaries from the ministries of Road Transport and Highways. Power; and New and Renewable Energy; and the departments of Science and Technology. Heavy Industry; and the Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade; as well as the director-general of the Bureau of Industrial Standards.


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