A move that marks a new business strategy for equipment supplier, Roth & Rau will be producing EVA (ethyl-vinyl-acetate) backsheet material for customers at a new plant in Monza, Italy. Claiming a high market share already for EVA foil in the Italian market, Roth & Rau said the €2.5 million plant investment enabled a faster response to customer requirements and would assist in expanding sales in Southern Europe.
“We have invested around €2.5 million in the new EVA production facility in Italy,” noted Dr. Dietmar Roth, CEO of Roth & Rau AG. “This way, we intend to further boost our position in the Italian market. What’s more, we have also taken a major step forward within our strategy of not only supplying pure equipment, but also offering a greater range of service activities in our photovoltaics business.”
The new EVA production plant is claimed to be one of the most modern across the whole of Europe and has an annual production capacity of 5 million square metres, operating on a three-shift cycle, according to Roth & Rau.