Q-Cells selects Flextronics to manufacture 200 MW of solar modules

Flextronics has entered into an agreement to produce solar modules forQ-Cells SE, one of the world’s largest solar cell producers. The deal,which is one of the largest solar manufacturing contracts awarded in the industry to date, positions Flextronics as the leading EMS player inthe Clean Tech market.

Flextronics will dedicate 200 Megawatts of the capacity at its Clean Tech Super Site in Port of Tanjung Pelepas(PTP), Malaysia, to the production of Q-Cells’ solar modules.

This highly strategic location provides Q-Cells with a world-class solutionand capitalizes on the solar supply chain that is rapidly evolving inMalaysia. Q-Cells is expected to benefit from an optimized supply chainin terms of product costs and logistics to its end markets, andultimately a strengthened market position by leveraging Flextronics’scale and manufacturing expertise.

Nedim Cen, CEO of Q-Cells SE,stated: "We are very pleased to have found an experienced, flexiblepartner in Flextronics who will support us in expanding our productrange by crystalline modules. This partnership represents a majormilestone in the strategic positioning of our company."

"Themanufacture of solar modules for Q-Cells aligns fully with one of themajor strategic initiatives of Flextronics, which is to establishFlextronics as the OEM partner of choice in Clean Tech, where we areactively driving the delivery of sustainable, environmentally-conscioustechnology solutions for Clean Tech customers," stated EC Sykes,president of Flextronics Industrial.

"We are very happy to havebeen chosen by Q-Cells and continue to develop our working partnershipwith the Q-Cells team."

Production is underway, with the firstQ-Cells modules produced in mid-March.