Sanmina Corporation and Primus Power have announced a manufacturing agreement focused on the growing energy storage market. Sanmina is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company while Primus Power has developed the EnergyPod, a safe, low cost, distributed energy storage system. As part of the agreement, Sanmina will assemble and test EnergyPods at its Silicon Valley manufacturing facilities.
“Three imperatives guided our selection of a production partner: manufacturing innovation, strong engineering and the ability to quickly scale to volume,” said Primus Power CEO, Tom Stepien. “Sanmina’s production experience with complex power systems is a given. For complex grid-scale energy storage technology, it’s an added advantage to find a manufacturing partner with a deep understanding of our customers’ technical priorities and extensive reach into the energy ecosystem. Furthermore, Sanmina’s global footprint will enable us to distribute worldwide. We anticipate a long and mutually beneficial collaboration,” he added.
Sundar Kamath, senior vice president of corporate technology at Sanmina, added: “Working with clean technology customers for more than 20 years in the design and manufacturing of power systems, batteries and inverters gives Sanmina a unique ability to help companies like Primus Power bring new technologies to market quickly and meet global demand. Sanmina’s footprint of eight facilities here in Silicon Valley provides a complete solution for Primus Power.”
Sanmina’s eight Silicon Valley facilities provide end-to-end solutions including high technology PCB design and fabrication, enclosures, precision machining, new product introduction, system assembly and test.
The manufacturing agreement is a key element of Primus Power’s global operations strategy. The company’s first customers will start receiving EnergyPods in the coming months. They include municipal and investor-owned utilities, as well as microgrids at military bases.