Newest warehouse not only ships solar modules but is also powered
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- (Business Wire)
Kyocera Solar, Inc. today announced a new solar products warehouse in
Cherry Hill, N.J. to augment its established distribution points in San
Diego and Scottsdale, Ariz. The new warehouse will help ensure fast,
cost-effective service for Kyocera customers on the U.S. East Coast.
“Kyocera’s newest warehouse location enables us to significantly reduce
shipping costs for solar modules to our growing list of East Coast solar
customers,” explained Chris Brown, eastern regional sales manager for
Kyocera Solar, Inc. “In addition to reducing costs, we now offer 24-hour
shipping to major markets in the eastern corridor.”
Kyocera partnered with NFI,
a leading international provider of logistics, warehousing, and
distribution services, for its new warehousing location. The company
began shipping from the New Jersey facility in late June.
“NFI is a proven strategic partner for Kyocera’s distribution and
logistics on the West Coast, so it is a natural expansion for them to
support our East Coast location as well,” Chris explained.
Kyocera also partnered with NFI
Solar, a developer of solar electric system installations and
subsidiary of NFI. In 2010, Kyocera provided more than 6,100 solar
modules for a 1.3-megawatt installation on the roof of the
290,000-sq.-ft. building where Kyocera solar modules are now warehoused.
The installation is capable of producing a majority of the warehouse’s
annual energy, helping to reduce NFI’s electric bill considerably.
Kyocera supports a wide range of solar customers and programs including
residential, commercial, standalone, off-grid systems, government and
Kyocera is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated producers
and suppliers of solar photovoltaic modules and systems, with a 37-year
history of innovation in solar technology. Recognized as a global leader
and industry pioneer in solar power solutions, Kyocera is in a unique
position to integrate its decades of experience into product development
and support for both residential and industrial clients across the
globe. Kyocera serves thousands of customers in both developed and
developing regions, with more than 3 gigawatts of solar collection
equipment installed since 1975. The company has set repeated world
records in multicrystal silicon cell efficiency and most recently gained
the distinction of producing the world’s first modules to pass the
Long-Term Sequential Test for reliability performed by TUV Rheinland
Solar, Inc. is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with
regional sales affiliates in the Americas and Australia.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/),
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”).
By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and
integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading
supplier of solar power generating systems, printers, copiers,
telecommunications equipment, electronic components, semiconductor
packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended
March 31, 2012, the company’s net sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen
(approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes
magazine’s 2012 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly
NFI is a fully integrated supply
chain solutions provider offering logistics, distribution,
warehousing, intermodal, real estate, and solar services across the U.S.
and Canada. Headquartered in Vineland and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, NFI
owns facilities nationwide and globally, more than 2,000 tractors, and
more than 7,000 trailers. Privately held by one family since its
inception in 1932, NFI employs more than 6,000 individuals, operates
more than 21 million square feet of contract and public warehouse and
distribution space, and generates $1 billion in revenue annually. NFI is
a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program,
which dedicates efforts to increasing energy efficiency and reducing the
impact of the freight industry upon the environment.
Leasa Ireland, 310-750-7082
Source: Kyocera Solar, Inc.