After 3 years doing business in China, Mondragon Assembly Kunshan has now established its head offices at the new facilities, which occupy a total area of 2100 sqm (1600 sqm for the workshop and 500 sqm of office space). It currently has a staff of 45, with 36 people working at the technical office and in component assembly. A 50% staff increase is expected over the next two years.
Thanks to its international presence, Mondragon Assembly Group has won a strategic automotive sector contract to design and manufacture two automatic lines for producing a car engine component. The contract, worth over €3m, will be developed at the plants in Mexico and China, with the lines being designed in Mexico and started up in Mexico and China. It will thus provide a comprehensive global service to one of its strategic clients.
Mondragon Assembly is an international group providing comprehensive automation and assembly solutions for industrial component manufacture. The organisation’s international presence enables it to provide comprehensive top-quality service worldwide.
For yet another year, Mondragon Assembly has showcased its products and new developments at one of the solar power sector’s most renowned European trade fairs. Numerous customers from Asia, Africa and the U.S. flocked to the Mondragon Assembly stand during the three-day event, which was held from June 22 to 24.
The attendance amply exceeded the expectations of the organisation itself, as more than 43,000 people from 160 different countries are estimated to have visited the show.
With 35% more exhibitors and 8.4% more net exhibition space this year, Intersolar Europe was a great success overall and has consolidated its sector leadership position in Europe.
As in previous years, Mondragon Assembly had its own stand at the show, which was enthusiastically received by all the customers.
Spain-based Mondragon Assembly is introducing a new automatic interconnection (bussing) IC machine.
As a number of busbars in a standard PV cell increases, the bussing or interconnection soldering process is becoming a bottleneck in many production lines, and requires more and more attention from technology providers. And considering the increasing capacity of new stringers and laminators, it is necessary to ensure that bussing technologies will be able to keep up.
Mondragon Assembly says its newly developed machine cas satisfy the demand for higher interconnection capacity. The tool is said to process cells with up to six busbars and reach up to 150 MW of production capacity in a single machine.
Spanish equipment manufacturer Mondragon Assembly is launching its new tabber and stringer solution. TS 2400 tabber and stringer will be able to perform 2400 cycles per hour, the company says. In addition, it will be equipped with a 6 axis robot lay up with string control.
TS 2400 will be able to solder cells with up to eight busbars. The company says that with the new technology it will be able to deliver over 75 MW of production capacity in a single machine.
Simplicity of operation and maintenance, as wel as the low breakage rate, are also among the main advantages of the new technology.
Mondragon Assembly recently took part in the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, an important solar sector event.
Mondragon Assembly had an attractive stand at the fair, where it showcased its new tabber and stringer. It received numerous visits from abroad, interested in the solar panel manufacturing lines. Solar Business Unit Manager Iñaki Legarda considers the event vital for operating in strategic areas like Asia and other emerging markets, where the solar sector is experiencing a boom.
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The Mondragon Assembly Group will be participating as an exhibitor at the SNEC trade fair. The company will be at pavilion E3, hall 006.
The Chinese subsidiary was founded at the start of 2013 and has since delivered projects for different markets, mainly for the automotive, medical, electronic component and domestic appliance and solar sectors. It now has over 30 employees and expects to increase its workforce in the coming months. In less than two years the subsidiary has achieved positive results, with sales of over €3m.
The Manager of the Chinese subsidiary, affirms that this year results are set to improve further, with sales approaching €4.5m. “We have gained several projects in difference sectors, mainly for domestic appliance and automotive components, projects we are now working on and we hope to be up and running at the customer’s premises in the next 5 months”, assures the Manager of the Chinese subsidiary.
Mondragon University´s undergraduate Robotek team has won in partnership with a Russian team from Siberia, the European final of the First Tech Challenge (FTC). They will now go on to compete in the world final, World Festival, which will be held in April in St. Louis (USA). Robotek also won the Prize for Best Robot Design.
First Tech Challenge (FTC) is the senior category of the popular First Lego League (FLL). The competition aims to inspire 18-23 year old students to design, produce, assemble and program a robot that is capable of operating autonomously and remotely based on predefined game rules.
Mondragon Assembly participated in the project as Mondragon University team sponsor.