Mondragon Assembly enters into Preferred Partnership Agreement with Meyer Burger to collaborate on module equipment development and for the manufacture of its SWCT™ equipment
Mondragon Assembly announces that it has entered into a Preferred Partnership Agreement (PPA) with Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, a leading global technology company specialising on innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. The company’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. Both Meyer Burger and Mondragon view this as an important strategic milestone which further strengthens two global technology leaders in the PV module market.
With its expertise in integration and contract manufacturing, Mondragon is ideally positioned as outsourcing partner for the production of equipment for Meyer Burger’s SmartWire Connection Technology. The preferred partnership agreement enables Meyer Burger to benefit from Mondragon’s international manufacturing network and established supply chain. For Mondragon, it is an opportunity to produce manufacturing equipment for the most cost effective cell connection technology on the market today both for mono- and multi-crystalline solar cells. According to the agreement, Mondragon plans to start production of SWCT™ equipment for Meyer Burger at the latest by end of the fourth quarter 2018. Meyer Burger will discontinue its own manufacturing of SWCT™ equipment at its production site in Thun, Switzerland by the end of 2018, but will continue to drive Research & Development as well as marketing and sales of the SWCT™ technology going forward. Patents, marketing and all sales activities regarding SWCT™ will continue to be managed by Meyer Burger.