MAG recently formed a new Renewable Energy business unit providing automation solutions for solar panel and wind turbine manufacturing. The company announces over 20 million Euro in recent industry orders. More than 30 solar-panel production systems were delivered in the last five years.
MAG is powering up on green energy, announcing the formation of a new Renewable Energy business unit to design and build automated manufacturing systems for solar panels and wind turbine components. The new business’s operations are based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and Hebron, Kentucky, and are headed by Dr. Siegfried Schmalzried in Europe/Asia and Joe Jones in the Americas. According to Schmalzried, the renewable energy business is off to a strong start. “In recent months, we have secured more than 20 million in contracts, which represents an approximate 30 percent share of our targeted market,” he stated.
“While our business unit is new, MAG itself is already firmly established in the renewable energy sector, having quietly built a worldwide leadership position in automated manufacturing systems for solar panels, Schmalzried added. “MAG has supplied more than 30 automated production lines for solar panels in all regions of the world in the last five years, and our systems have reduced manufacturing costs for solar panels to record lows.” The company has supplied solutions ranging from semiautomatic modules to complete turnkey factories in all corners of the world for panels that utilize the latest materials technology.
MAG is one of the few worldwide companies with 360-degree automation expertise, building on a track record that spans more than 2.500 systems in automotive and other business sectors, Schmalzried explained. “In recent years, we have pivoted our composites and machine tool automation businesses to concentrate on wind turbine components, too, allowing us to bring to market new systems for automated lay-up of composite wind blades, finishing, and root-end drilling, all of them based on proven technologies and modules.”