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09-24-2013, SCHOTT North America, Inc., Elmsford, N.Y.

Better receivers manufactured better: SCHOTT contributes to the competitiveness of CSP solar power

Best Production@SCHOTT Award presented to plant in Aznalcóllar, Spain

SCHOTT continually optimizes its manufacturing of receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, and as a result contributed to the marketability of solar power to ensure that solar power plants will soon be able to compete with conventional forms of electricity in respect to cost. The company uses production principles from other fields such as the automotive industry and successfully employs these principles to manufacture solar receivers.

The Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT, Dr. Frank Heinricht, presented the CSP site in Aznalcóllar with the first groupwide Best Production@SCHOTT Award.

When topics such as Poka Yoke, Jidoka or Six Sigma are discussed at the CSP receiver plants in Mitterteich (Germany) and Aznalcóllar (Spain), the employees who work for SCHOTT in manufacturing immediately understand what is meant. After all, they have leveraged these approaches aimed at achieving intelligent automation and process and quality improvements from other industries and successfully applied them to the manufacture of solar receivers. In addition, the employees have developed their own ideas – for example, an unloading device that replaces the manual handling of receiver tubes and thus reduces waste. The CSP unit now serves as a role model for the entire SCHOTT Group with respect to productivity and throughput times. For this reason, the Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT, Dr. Frank Heinricht, presented the CSP site in Aznalcóllar with the first groupwide Best Production@SCHOTT Award.

Photo no. 190108: SCHOTT continually optimizes its manufacturing of receivers, and as a result contributed to the marketability of solar power.
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SCHOTT North America, Inc.
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