Heraeus Opens New PV Facility in Taiwan
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit has announced the opening of its newest manufacturing site in Taiwan. The facility will allow Heraeus PV to offer faster service and customized products for the Taiwanese market.
The expansion of the Taiwan facility establishes Heraeus’ dedication to the region and the PV industry with plans for continued growth. “Taiwan is an important market for the future of the photovoltaic industry,” said Andy London, Global Manager of the Photovoltaics Business Unit. “We value the demand from this region and see it as vital to the future growth of our global PV business.”
The new facility features an expanded laboratory and production capabilities. Heraeus PV has hired and trained local personnel to support the operation. A grand opening event is planned for October during PV Taiwan 2012.
To learn more about Heraeus’ metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at this year’s PVSEC trade show at the Messe Frankfurt fairground, September 24-28 in Frankfurt, Germany, in Hall 3.0, booth number G16 or go to www.pvsilverpaste.com.
About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with over 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies; sensors; biomaterials and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of EUR4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in more than 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus was recently ranked #293 by the Fortune 500 and holds a leading position in its global markets.