Heraeus Increases Investment in PV Laboratory in Shanghai, China

Heraeus to hold event to celebrate increased customer support capabilities

May 10, 2013, 00:00 ET from Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit

SHANGHAI, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be holding an event on Monday, May 13th, to celebrate their increased research and development capabilities at their PV facility in Shanghai, China.  Heraeus has upgraded their laboratory to increase their local support to Chinese cell manufacturers.

In a statement Tobias Caspari, General Manager of Asia for the Photovoltaics Business Unit, says, "China represents the largest market for solar cell production and is vital for the success of the PV industry. We have been present in China since 2009 with a local PV facility, providing production, and technical support to the Chinese market.  We value our customer relationships in this region very much and will continue to invest in technology at our Shanghai facility in order to serve our customers even better.  The investments we make in this lab will support our efforts to work closely with our Chinese customers and launch new products that maximize the performance and value of their solar cells."

The event at Heraeus will host many of the PV Business Units' customers located in China. "Since Heraeus' entry into the PV market as a metallization paste supplier, we have developed strong relationships with many of the major cell manufacturers in China.  We appreciate their confidence in our products and capabilities and we are committed to their success," states Bill Gao, Business Unit Manager of the China Region.   

Following the event, on May 14th-16th, Heraeus will be at this year's SNEC 7th (2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, in Shanghai China at Hall: W3 Booth: 560.  You can also learn more about the Heraeus PV Business Unit at 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 for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. 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 more than 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 €4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

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