Despatch Industries 2010 First Half Firing Furnace Sales Surpass 7GW

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - July 20, 2010 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, proudly announces that, in the first half of 2010, the company has sold 7GW of nameplate metallization firing production capacity, surpassing orders received in 2008 & 2009 combined.

"Achieving this sales growth milestone in only six months represents our ever-expanding market leadership in firing equipment performance and technology," states Steve Oman, Director of Global Sales. "The strength of our CF Series firing furnace as the firing furnace of choice for mass production, along with an accelerating adoption of our superior UltraFlexTM technology platform continues to drive customer demand and make Despatch the number one market share supplier for the world's top cell and paste manufacturers."

Despatch recently exceeded 18GW in firing furnace production orders, with over 400 units sold into the China market alone. Since being introduced in late 2009, the UltraFlexTM has seen exceptional industry acceptance. To date, more than 50 single and dual lane units have been sold worldwide.

The recently introduced dual-lane UltraFlexTM caters to customers who demand higher productivity while maintaining peak performance. The UltraFlexTM is a smarter, more efficient tool utilizing MicrozoneTM technology to provide customers with infinite profile flexibility, independent of belt speed.

Despatch Industries' metallization firing furnace holds the number one market share in the world. The company's regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.

For more information on Despatch visit our website: http://www.despatch.com

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