- Published: 14 October 2013 14 October 2013
The Switch has set up with its partner Scanfil volume production of full-power wind turbine converter cabinets in just over one month in China.
Based on The Switch business concept of agile positioning, The Switch and Scanfil entered a model factory production agreement that has resulted in a new model for setting up production close to end customers. In addition, it allows both companies to be more responsive to market changes. Scanfil takes care of operations and logistics; The Switch carries out full-power testing for each cabinet. The facility is now moving into a stabilised production phase with the production of 15MW-class full-power converters every five days in two working shifts. The model factory production concept is The Switch way to flexibly respond to customer needs for volume production ramp ups and, if necessary, ramp downs. All production steps are tested and systematized. Once perfected, the system is ready to be replicated at any location around the world. The Switch model factory concept is currently being deployed at The Switch Lu’an factory which produces FPC parts, and at The Switch Deyang factory which produces permanent magnet generators in cooperation with Chinese Dongfang Electric Machinery.