The Heraeus Photovoltaics business unit, part of German technology firm Heraeus, has upgraded its PV laboratory in Shanghai, China, in order to increase its local support to Chinese cell manufacturers.
The company will be marking its increased research and development capabilities at the facility at an event held on 13 May. The event will be attended by the company’s Chinese customers.
Tobias Caspari, general manager of Asia for the Heraeus Photovoltaics business unit, said: “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 maximise the performance and value of their solar cells.”
Bill Gao, manager of the China region for the business unit, added: “Since Heraeus' entry into the PV market as a metallisation 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.”