NEXTracker Selects Flextronics for Volume Production of Transformational Solar Self Powered Tracker (SPT) Controllers

PR Newswire
May 12, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2015 /​PRNewswire/​ — Flex­tron­ics, (NASDAQ: FLEX), one of the world’s lead­ing inte­grat­ed sup­ply chain solu­tions com­pa­nies, has been select­ed by NEX­Track­er for high vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing of its inno­v­a­tive Self-Pow­ered Track­er (SPT) con­trollers.  Through this part­ner­ship, Flex­tron­ics will man­u­fac­ture the SPT con­trol units at its advanced Mil­pi­tas pro­duc­tion facil­i­ty in the heart of Sil­i­con Val­ley.  Flex­tron­ics’ exten­sive man­u­fac­tur­ing exper­tise, cou­pled with adher­ence to strin­gent, indus­try spe­cif­ic qual­i­ty stan­dards, will enable NEX­Track­er to exe­cute a rapid com­mer­cial roll­out of SPT.

Flex­tron­ics is proud to be NEX­Track­er’s man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner, help­ing them to deliv­er inno­v­a­tive track­ing tech­nol­o­gy to their fast-grow­ing cus­tomer base,” said Scott Gray­beal, senior vice pres­i­dent, Ener­gy at Flex­tron­ics.  “NEX­Track­er’s trans­for­ma­tion­al track­ers are being deployed by lead­ing solar com­pa­nies world­wide; we’re delight­ed to play a key role in sup­port­ing NEX­Track­er’s deliv­ery to key projects around the world.  Flex­tron­ics’ Mil­pi­tas, Cal­i­for­nia and Guadala­jara, Mex­i­co pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties are well-equipped to ser­vice this large and grow­ing demand.”

Thanks to their best-in-class fab­ri­ca­tion, test­ing and qual­i­ty assur­ance capa­bil­i­ties, Flex­tron­ics is the ide­al part­ner to accel­er­ate vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing of our game-chang­ing SPT prod­uct,” said NEX­Track­er CEO Dan Shugar.  “We have been work­ing close­ly with Flex­tron­ics over the last six months to sup­port our expan­sion, ini­tial­ly at Mil­pi­tas, and lat­er oth­er loca­tions near cus­tomers around the world.  This part­ner­ship affords NEX­Track­er greater access to rapid and robust scal­a­bil­i­ty, allow­ing us to meet the tremen­dous­ly fast-grow­ing demand for our SPT units.”

NEX­Track­er’s tech­nol­o­gy is proven to be a cost-effec­tive solu­tion to max­i­mize solar project returns. Advanced fea­tures address and over­come lay­out con­straints, sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce the num­ber of foun­da­tions and steel, elim­i­nate stress on the dri­ve com­po­nents by align­ing mod­ules with the axis of rota­tion and sim­pli­fy AC wiring requirements.

About NEX­Track­er, Inc.
NEX­Track­er (www​.NEX​Track​er​.com) offers a sig­nif­i­cant break­through in hor­i­zon­tal track­ing tech­nol­o­gy, with low­er costs, bet­ter per­for­mance and more flex­i­bil­i­ty for solar pow­er plants. These ben­e­fits increase solar project prof­its for devel­op­ers, EPCs and sys­tem own­ers. Lever­ag­ing world-class design and instal­la­tion exper­tise, NEX­Track­er has deliv­ered track­ers for dozens of projects across three con­ti­nents. The com­pa­ny is head­quar­tered in Cal­i­for­nia with offices in Asia, Europe and South Amer­i­ca.

About Flex­tron­ics
Flex­tron­ics is a lead­ing end-to-end sup­ply chain solu­tions com­pa­ny that deliv­ers inno­v­a­tive design, engi­neer­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing and logis­tics ser­vices to a range of indus­tries and end-mar­kets, includ­ing data net­work­ing, tele­com, enter­prise com­put­ing and stor­age, indus­tri­al, cap­i­tal equip­ment, appli­ances, automa­tion, med­ical, auto­mo­tive, aero­space and defense, ener­gy, mobile, com­put­ing and oth­er elec­tron­ic prod­uct cat­e­gories. Flex­tron­ics is an indus­try leader with $26 bil­lion in sales, gen­er­at­ed from help­ing cus­tomers design, build, ship, and ser­vice their prod­ucts through an unpar­al­leled net­work of facil­i­ties and inno­va­tion cen­ters in approx­i­mate­ly 30 coun­tries and across four con­ti­nents. Flex­tron­ics ser­vice offer­ings and ver­ti­cal­ly inte­grat­ed com­po­nent tech­nolo­gies opti­mize cus­tomer sup­ply chains by low­er­ing costs, reduc­ing sup­ply chain risk, increas­ing flex­i­bil­i­ty, and reduc­ing time-to-mar­ket. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.flex​tron​ics​.com or fol­low us on Twit­ter @Flextronics.