Amphenol Industrial Operations announced Sept. 14 that it’s expanding its operations with a 58,000-sq-ft factory in 4Q23 in Mesa, Ariz. This new factory will create up to 50 specialized jobs, and will produce manufacturing solar junction boxes, connectors, and other advanced interconnect assemblies to support the solar energy industry.
Following passage of the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, Amphenol reports its new facility will help meet increased demand for solar energy, as well as contribute to reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint. It will be equipped with advanced machinery and robotic technologies aimed at ensuring the highest quality and efficiency standards.
"We’re thrilled to expand our operations and support the solar energy industry with new products that increase efficiency and reliability, while reducing supply-chain risk in the U.S. market," says Mark Cunningham, GM at Amphenol. "Our business is committed to producing sustainable products that will reduce carbon emissions and support a greener future."
Martin Pochtaruk, president of Heliene, adds that, “Amphenol’s junction boxes are an essential component of Heliene’s bill of materials for its U.S.-made, solar PV modules. Heliene is committed to decarbonizing our supply chain and utilizing more domestically sourced components in our manufacturing. We’re excited about Amphenol’s expansion, which will help us, and our clients achieve those goals while also bringing new clean energy jobs to the U.S.”