Using a unique model of collaboration in China, The Switch, supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages, has set up with it’s partner Scanfil, a global contract manufacturer and systems supplier for professional electronics, volume production of full-power wind turbine converter cabinets in record time and with exceptional quality, setting a new standard for localized production. Collaboration at the Hangzhou production facility focuses on the core capabilities of both partners, allowing shorter lead times and faster reaction times to customer needs. Based on The Switch model factory production approach and executed for the first time for full-power converters in China, ramp-up time took just over one month.
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 successful quality 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 result is high-quality production close to the Chinese customers and a fully operational example of an agile partnership approach deeply rooted in The Switch strategy.