Market Leader in Renewable Energy Improves Speed to Market as Newest Member
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to a range of industries worldwide, announced that Ingeteam, a market leader in the development of highly engineered renewable energy equipment and services, has joined Intertek's SATELLITETM data acceptance program.
Intertek's SATELLITE data acceptance program integrates speed, flexibility, and cost effectiveness into the product development process by accepting internal laboratory test data of qualifying customers, provided the laboratory meets global quality standard IEC 17025.
Ingeteam's technology and research and development center for solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter products in Spain has met the stringent standards of the program and is now a SATELLITE laboratory. This enables the company to streamline performance testing of products for performance and safety, including qualification for Intertek's ETL certification, as part of its product development process.
Juan Carlos Jadraque, Director of Ingeteam's Solar Energy Division, stated that "Intertek and Ingeteam have been working together for many years, so it is a great achievement for us to join their SATELLITE program, mainly for two reasons: the first one is because it is a recognition from Intertek of a good job from our side, that has been improved year over year. The second reason is because we are the first Spanish company to join Intertek's SATELLITE program and this means that we are leading the way in our home market."
Ingeteam's Solar Energy Division specializes in applying technology and innovation to the development of photovoltaic (PV) inverters; also providing control solutions and maintenance services for the renewable power plants. Promoting the generation of energy from natural sources is integral to Ingeteam's corporate environmental policy. Mr. Jadraque believes that this recognition from Intertek will help Ingeteam to gain relevance in the U.S. market, where the company has been present for many years with a production facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
"We are proud to partner with Ingeteam and offer Intertek's SATELLITE Program as the best vehicle to help them accelerate speed to market for their solar inverter products," said Sunny Rai, Vice President, Renewable Energy at Intertek. "As Ingeteam continues to innovate and expand, Intertek will be there to help ensure their success. Our global expertise in renewable energy and breadth of services across the full energy product life cycle aligns with Ingeteam's international growth and commitment to new product development."
Ingeteam is a leading company specializing in the design of power and control electronics (frequency converters, process automation and control systems), electrical machines (generators and motors), electrical engineering and generating plants. To date, Ingeteam has supplied 35 GW in power converters for renewable energy plants and is amongst the TOP 10 companies dedicated to the operation and maintenance of renewable plants, with a portfolio of more than 6.7 GW.
The company operates in all 5 continents, and has a headcount of around 3,000 employees around the world. Ingeteam invests 7% of its annual turnover in R&D, which is the backbone of the company's business activity.
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