Applied Materials Inc. has signed a five-year service contract with Green Energy Technology Inc. (GET) of Taiwan to support GET's solar module manufacturing operations. Through its SunFab Performance Service program, Applied will reduce GET's operating costs while enabling the company's quick ramp-up to volume production.
‘We believe the SunFab Performance Service program will allow us to run at the lowest possible costs and maximize our profitability, enabling us to focus on delivering world-class solar PV modules to our customers,’ says Hurlon Lin, president of GET.
Under the agreement, Applied will service GET's SunFab thin-film manufacturing line using a range of engineering, logistics and automation software technologies. In addition to preventive and corrective maintenance, spare parts management and analytical services, Applied and GET will work together to develop continuous improvement programs and total factory optimization to enable low operating costs and ongoing productivity gains.
SOURCE: Applied Materials