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Kaco Partners With Sanmina-SCI

SAN FRANCISCO & SAN JOSE, Calif. — KACO new energy, one of the world's largest solar inverter manufacturers with over 3 GW of PV inverters in the field to date, announces its U.S. manufacturing partnership with Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products.

KACO chose Sanmina-SCI to provide end-to-end manufacturing services for its blueplanet™ 02xi inverter series in order to solidify and further develop the company's position in the U.S. market, with more competitive costs and reduced delivery times. KACO's first complete line of blueplanet inverters with “made in the United States” nameplates rolled out of Sanmina-SCI's San Jose, California, facility in spring of 2011.

KACO new energy inverters are one of the best-selling inverters worldwide with more than 3 GW operating today. The popular blueplanet 02xi series is well known for its high performance. 95.5% CEC efficiency ensures maximum kWh production. A wide MPPT range offers highest string sizing flexibility with all modules and temperature ranges. The inverters are designed for maximum ROI with robust state-of-the-art IGBTs and advanced MPPT algorithms. The easyINSTALL T-bracket minimizes mounting process to approximately 15 minutes. KACO new energy has been manufacturing power electronics for more than 60 years.

“As KACO grows in the U.S. market, the company needed to make sure that neither price nor lack of inventory would be a barrier for U.S. distributors,” said Vince Lucia, Vice President, Operations, KACO new energy Inc. “Sanmina-SCI gave KACO the U.S. manufacturing footprint, global supply chain, and logistical support needed to meet our cost and delivery objectives.”

In order to meet KACO's objectives, Sanmina-SCI established a dedicated core team for new product introduction (NPI), set up a new, dedicated manufacturing line, performed design for assembly (DFA) analyses, designed custom toolsets, created detailed documentation, and established a new independent global supply chain and logistics support.

Sanmina-SCI makes some of the most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products in the world. Sanmina-SCI not only focuses on engineering and fabricating complex components but also on providing complete end-to-end supply chain solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as KACO new energy.

Want to know more?
Visit the KACO booth at the Intersolar show, Moscone Center on July 12th – 14, booth # 7522.
Visit the Sanmina-SCI booth at the Intersolar show, Moscone Center on July 12-14, booth # 5429.

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