GT Solar International has formally opened its new Asia Headquarters in Shanghai, China. The new facility is aimed at easing the conducting of business for Asian companies by reducing the time it takes to obtain products, spare parts and service.
The new facility will provide product demonstrations and training to customers in the region and represent a significant expansion of GT Solar’s presence in Asia.
“This is an exciting day for GT Solar,” said Tom Zarrella, GT Solar’s president and chief executive officer. “Our company has experienced tremendous growth in Asia over the past several years, developing a leading market position in polysilicon reactors, specialized furnaces, and engineering and integration services for the photovoltaic industry.”
“The opening of our Asia Headquarters underscores our commitment to the region and to further strengthening our relationship with our large customer base in Asia,” said Jeff Ford, general manager of GT Solar’s Asia region. “Our expanded presence will enhance the quality, timeliness and responsiveness of our services and products in Asia, and enable us to help our customers further lower the cost of producing solar energy.”
GT Solar’s four-story Asia Headquarters is located in the Gaodong Industrial Park between the Waigaoqiao Terminal Port and Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone. The facility comprises more than 50,000 square feet including a state-of-the-art customer demonstration and training center, an area dedicated to light manufacturing and assembly, spares warehousing, and office space.