Research and development, production and assembly – for all processes we cooperate to finetune and find the best and most state-of-the-art facilities and machinery. A selection of SPIRIT’s facilities are presented.
Our assembly facility and head office is the centre of SPIRIT solar lighting, situated in Oss, The Netherlands. This site at Etruskenweg 18 in Oss features 1000 m² indoor facility for the office and to assemble products – additionally 500 m² outdoor for logistics.
The manufacturing principle of SPIRIT solar lighting is to assemble parts. SPIRIT works together with loyal and local partners and outsources metal work, coating, solar panels production/lamination, production of luminaires and battery/electronics. Most of these partners are part of the research and development team and are preferred suppliers. In this way, the most efficient and ‘state-of-the-art’ production machinery can be guaranteed. SPIRIT solar lighting has its own assembly facility at the Etruskenweg 18 in Oss, in which the assembly team is fully equipped to assemble all parts into a solid product. The assembly facility is near the current correspondence/office address Angelenweg 80N in Oss, in which the office is temporary until the office on Etruskenweg is ready for use.
The control unit is the heart of the product. This intelligent unit can be custom programmed to your requirements, but contains the most elementary functions as for example This unit is in continuous development by the SPIRIT team and in larger quantities produced by our selected electronics partner.
For the production of the metal work, the body of the mast, we use four production facilities with the best suitable equipment and professional and adequate staff members. A brief overview of the equipment and facilities is given below.
The body of the mast consists of RHS profiles. All cutting processes are executed with the finest equipment, in this case mainly the profile cutting machine. Additionally, sheet material is cut with a fiber laser.
After cutting the profile material and cutting and bending the sheet material, the assembly is composed and welded. At this point, the bottom section and the solar mounting section are still separated. At the end assembly, these will be connected. For all welding processes we use a highly innovative robot laser.
All elements are being hot-dipped galvanized – foundation box and steel body. The bottom part and the top (all parts that are later on powder coated) will be specially treated by high-temperature galvanizing for a smooth effect. All using the most advanced techniques and in accordance with the most up-to-date standards and requirements. Our preferred supplier is one of Europe’s most state-of-the-art galvanizing plant.
After galvanization, all visible elements are being provided with a specialized double layer powder coating of AkzoNobel with a very modern powder coating installation.