KYOCERA Establishes Solar Warehouse in New Jersey to Enhance Customer Service, Reduce Costs for East Coast Customers
Newest warehouse not only ships solar modules but is also powered by them
Scottsdale, AZ - July 16, 2012 - 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 utility-scale projects.
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
Kyocera 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 traded companies.
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.
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