2D solar trackers frames international sourcing
Objective & context
We supported the French innovative start up designing the 2D solar trackers with the international sourcing activities on the steel structure.
Based on the design optimization study we conducted the best in cost sourcing research.
Firstly, we defined with the customer the potential supplier panel depending on the final installation location, steel prices and local machines parc.
Secondly, we contacted the suppliers in Turkey, China and Eastern Europe, communicated the cost targets and received the commercial offers.
And finally, we organized the visits with the mechanical lead engineer and the project director of the local suppliers to evaluate the production lines and negotiated the prices.
Added value & customer benefits
We succeeded to divide by 3 the first mechanical design costs and confirmed these costs with the suppliers offers. The project was bought by the leading electrification group.