The facility will service the Company’s 2012 agreement with Vestas Nacelles A/S ("Vestas") to sub-assemble certain wind turbine components. Vestas is a subsidiary of the publicly-traded Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a global leader in the wind industry.
On hand to assist with the ribbon-cutting was MPP David Levac and Brantford Mayor Chris Friel, as well as other Brantford Councilors.
"We hope that this contract will serve as a platform for further assembly work in the renewable energy sector," said Automodular’s President & CEO, Chris Nutt.
At the peak of the contract, the facility will employ about 40 personnel. The work undertaken at the facility will help Vestas meet the Domestic Content Requirements under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program.
Automodular Corporation is a supplier of sub-assembly, sequencing and transportation services to the automotive industry – Ford Motor Company’s Oakville Assembly Plant – and the renewable energy industry – Vestas Nacelles A/S. The Company has three operating facilities and employs approximately 535 people.