Research & Development budget : 2.5 % of the turn over
One of the great factors to Sun Ray success over the years has been the constant pursuit of innovation. Research and Development is a major part of our business. Every year, we invest 2.5% of our turnover in software, mesurement device, infrastructure, modeling machine, advanced technologies to bettering and developing new products and improving constantly our current product range to provide the best solution in solar hot water for our valued customers.
Research & Development Focus : Developing New products
Through international recruitment, we have built a strong team committed to bringing you the best in solar water heaters in term of effeciency. However, due to the location of our research & development centre, which is based in Noumea, New Caledonia (France), we test also every day Tanks and Solar Collector exposed to tropical and cyclone onsite. It is the reason why our system is so solid and durable with a extra long life cycle, with a cyclone and coastal environments resistance particularly in island.
During the last 4 years, we have created more than 5 new products with the same philosophy to overseas market like Australia, USA or Europe.
Focus on Manufacturing as well
It is the most common result of an R&D department to create new products to meet new customer needs, but without a good price you never touch your customer.
So it is the reason why sun Ray R&D investigate too in improvement of manufacturing by a constant re-engeeniring product process plus a quality management under ISO 9001-2008 and a strong monitoring system to catch every waste of time or money to obtain the lowest production cost.
Industrial Networking, part of the Research too
Sun Ray has selected years after years major suppliers with an international expetise. They provide to Sun Ray the best service and raw materials to produce our Solar Water Heater and Solar Collector every day.
Most of them are europeans or australians with a long term history with a ISO 9001-2008 quality management and armed with a strong research and development department too. With these king of partnerships, we are so confident to incorparate our new development on our factory floor for the next customer generation.