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Amphenol Industrial Operations Commences Operations at Its U.S. Solar Manufacturing Facility

The facility, which has a total potential manufacturing capacity of 1.2M pieces per month, is now shipping solar junction boxes to U.S. customers to support the continued growth of domestic solar manufacturing and development.

Mesa, AZ, April 3, 2024 – Amphenol Industrial Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, announced that manufacturing operations are underway at its new solar product factory in Mesa, AZ. As of January 2024, Amphenol is manufacturing and shipping U.S.-made solar junction boxes to solar manufacturers and developers across the country on a daily basis.

Amphenol’s Mesa solar product factory can accommodate a dozen state-of-the-art manufacturing lines, each with a capacity of around 100,000 pieces a month. Currently, the first line is operational and producing approximately 3,000 solar junction boxes per day, with two more lines currently being added.

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The facility is also equipped to manufacture connectors and other advanced interconnect assemblies for solar arrays. Manufacturing lines to support production of these components are expected to be operational by the end of 2024. To date, Amphenol has hired 70 new team members to support junction box manufacturing efforts in Mesa, a number that is anticipated to grow with customer demand and as additional manufacturing capacity comes online.

By manufacturing and shipping high-quality, reliable solar products every day at our expanded Mesa facility, we’re building on our mission to help create a more efficient and sustainable U.S. solar supply chain.

Mark Cunningham, General Manager of Amphenol Industrial Operations

As we grow our manufacturing footprint and add more local, specialized talent to our Mesa team, we remain committed to helping our customers, partners and the broader community navigate the transition to a cleaner energy future.

Mark Cunningham, General Manager of Amphenol Industrial Operations

Announced in September 2023, the 58,000 square-foot solar products facility expands Amphenol’s existing manufacturing presence in Mesa and will help the Company support the growing domestic solar market. Amphenol solar products manufactured in Mesa can help developers achieve the IRS’s 10% domestic content bonus adder for manufactured content created by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. As Amphenol continues to grow its customer pipeline and manufacturing operations in Mesa, it remains committed to helping the broader U.S. solar industry reduce reliance on imported components and work toward supply chain independence.

About Amphenol Industrial Operations

Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 30,000 square foot facility in Endicott, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability power/signal connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, wireless base stations and petrochemical/power generation.

Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol’s MIL-DTL-5015 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 900 people and is ISO9001, TS96949 and MIL-STD-790 certified. Amphenol Industrial Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with 2022 sales topping $12.6 billion.

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