When Fronius entered the U.S. solar market in 2004, it was among the first movers in a new market and has been expanding the local presence ever since. For example, the 400,000 sq. ft. headquarters in Portage, IN includes a full manufacturing and testing facility. “Our inverter production line applies the latest lean production technologies to ensure efficiency and highest quality,” explained Klaus Strassmair, head of manufacturing at Fronius USA. The production equipment for the line was sourced locally from U.S. suppliers, as another strong commitment to the U.S. economy.
The latest expansion for Fronius USA is a new office in South San Francisco, CA. “While the market dynamics have proven challenging for some companies, we are proud of our strong commitment and dedication to serve the U.S. market with innovative products and U.S. based service and support,” says Tristan Kreager, Director of Solar Energy at Fronius USA. “The new office in the Bay Area is an important next step in our ambitious growth plan for the US. As many are aware, the Bay Area and the innovative spirit of the Silicon Valley act as a hub for solar innovations and technology partnerships, which will help us to serve the U.S. market with even better solutions.”
Furthermore, Fronius is staffing up the U.S. based technical support team and just recently launched the 24/7 online support tool, Fronius SOS, for best-in-class service and support. In addition, Fronius is growing their team of technical sales advisers and field engineers for in-person support for solar installers on a regional level.
“Local production, R&D and product management, as well as excellent US-based sales, service and s
upport are key to our long-term growth strategy in the United States. As a privately held company, we can focus on our vision and show our commitment for decades to come,” Kreager stated, excited about the unique position that Fronius USA has in the market.
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