Zetwerk-owned Unimacts In Supply Deal With Nextracker With New US Plant

Zetwerk-owned Unimacts In Supply Deal With Nextracker With New US Plant

US based Unimacts, which was recently acquired by Indian Infrastructure supplies unicorn Zetwerk, has entered a deal with Nextracker, a leading solar tracker and software solutions firm. A leading provider of industrial manufacturing and supply chain solutions, the new plant was opened at a Nextracker-dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas.

As SaurEnergy reported last week, Zetwerk has made renewable energy a high focus division with expectations of 15-20% growth year year.

Owned and operated by Unimacts, the facility will produce critical steel components exclusively for Nextracker used in ground-mount solar power generation plants to primarily serve projects in Nevada and southwestern states. For Nextracker, this is the  sixth public dedication of a new manufacturing facility since 2022 and the 15th facility the Company opened or expanded with key suppliers in the U.S. in that time.

The Las Vegas facility features expanded production capacity generating more than 100 new jobs currently, and over 200 expected by 2024. The plant includes Unimacts manufacturing machinery and equipment relocated from Mexico as well as new equipment.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), nearly 200 gigawatts of solar manufacturing capacity have been announced or expanded since the Inflation Reduction Act passed last year.

Unimacts has developed asset-light sourcing solutions to supply highly specified mechanical products and provide complementary logistics support, design for manufacturing, inventory management, and near-customer warehousing. The Company supplies of solar tracker components (torque tubes, solar piles, drives, etc.), wind turbine components (fabrications, castings, fiber-reinforced plastics, etc.), and other industrial products (electro-mechanical assemblies, castings, fabrications, etc.).

“Unimacts is excited that our partnership with Nextracker will create new jobs and increase the amount of solar we can produce here in the US,” said Matt Arnold, CEO of Unimacts. “With the Nextracker dedicated line, we will be supporting gigawatts of utility-scale projects annually, powering homes and businesses across the Southwest and even as far east as Indiana and Kentucky.”

Nextracker and Unimacts held a dedication event to announce the new line at the Las Vegas facility, which also coincided with the solar industry’s largest show, RE+, taking place in Las Vegas that week.

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Prasanna Singh

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