Arctech announced the opening of its first factory in India for building solar trackers, and the opening of its first joint venture manufacturing base in India, Jash Energy.
Located on 16 acres in Mundra, Gujarat, the new factory is modeled after Arctech’s existing Chinese manufacturing base in both the automatic production line and world-class manufacturing management system.
Arctech is well-acclaimed for its signature solar tracker with patented torque tube design and muti-point drive mechanism. Arctech also introduced the latest innovation with its muti-point drive mechanism legacy, SkyWings, the world’s first dual row solar tracker.
The launch marks that the company now is capable to encompass the full lifecycle of tracker systems including structural, mechanical and electrical design as well as construction, operation and maintenance in the country. “Arctech has always seen the Indian market as our second home base. We have shipped more than 3.5GW of tracking and racking products to India in the last few years. By having this local production plant, we can guarantee a shorter delivery timeline, quicker response to needs, and most of all, a more competitive pricing strategy,” said Gail Chen, General Manager of East Asia and India at Arctech, Director and CEO of Jash Energy.
“One of the major challenges during the solar plant construction is the global disruption of the supply chain due to COVID-19,” said Shail Shah, director of Jash Energy. “As a result, the costs of steel, cement, and other materials drastically increased. Hence, completing the project on time and without cost overrun was the biggest challenge that we faced. I am glad we finally overcome it with the set-up of the JV factory.”