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Suntech opens warehouse in Cape Town

New facility created to reduce delivery time of modules sold to Suntech customers.

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. has officially announced the establishment of a local warehouse in Cape Town, South Africa. This new facility will initially store 500kW of modules and will expand its storage capacity to 1MW later in 2015. 

“The opening of a local warehouse in Cape Town will allow Suntech to increase its sales capacity in South Africa and in the South African Development Community, which serves as a free trade zone," said Joey Zheng, regional director to Suntech’s Africa and South Asia markets. "We are also eliminating the effort involved in the PV modules shipping and importation procedure, which will help our customers to better plan their project schedules."  

According to Zheng, Suntech will now be able to assure that all of its customers will have their products within 24 hours after purchase, whereas previously it took 40 days for modules to be delivered from China. This is particularly important, Zheng noted, given the growing number of sales to larger scale projects.

Suntech established a full-time presence in South Africa in 2014 as part of its expansion efforts in the region.


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