Crystal growing equipment specialist, PVA TePla, has said it has seen an increase new orders, including an order from the PV industry.
The company reported financial results for the first nine months of 2013, noting new orders had reached €65.3 million, up from €42.2 million in the same period a year ago.
In its Solar Systems segment, PVA TePla reported orders worth €7.8 million, compared to just €1 million in the previous year period, noting that it had recently received an order for crystal-growing systems from a solar module manufacturer based in Asia.
However, for the first nine months, consolidated sales revenue reached of €46.5 million, down from €83.7 million in the prior-year period. Losses were €8.8 million, but job cuts had helped losses reduce to only €460,000 in the third quarter of 2013, with an operating cash flow of €1.0 million.
The company is forecasting revenue of between €75 million and €85 million for the full year, though noted that it expected results to be at the lower end of the range.