16 August 2012

Vacon to open new Solar Competence Center in Barcelona, Spain

16 August 2012 - Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon today unveiled a plan for opening a new Solar Competence Center in Barcelona, Spain in 1 September 2012. The Center will complement and support Vacon's Solar product portfolio and will serve to benefit customers who have purchased or planning to purchase any product from the Vacon's Solar range. 

“It is important that our customers get the most out of their products and processes. The Center ensures that customer requirements are met and solutions are tailored to their needs as efficiently as possible,” says Jari Marjo, Vacon's Marketing Director for Solar Products. 

The Solar Competence Center will cover all services the customer may need, including presales, engineering, customer training, presentations and participation in project meetings. These services are available for free for those who purchase any Vacon Solar product. 

If the new Center proves successful, similar Centers will be established also in other growing markets, such as North America and Asia. “One of Vacon’s success factors has always been the ability to listen to customer needs and constantly search for new ways to ensure we offer an overall product that is unsurpassed. The Vacon Solar Competence Center is a strong commitment to make our Solar products all the more attractive to customers,” Marjo concludes. 

Vacon has production and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 27 countries. Further, Vacon has sales representatives and service partners in nearly 90 countries. In 2011, Vacon’s revenues amounted to EUR 380.9 million, and the company employed globally approximately 1,500 people. The shares of Vacon Plc (VAC1V) are quoted on the main list of the Helsinki stock exchange (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki). 

Source: Vacon