Despatch Industries Sells 100th Firing Furnaces into Taiwan Solar Market

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A.  - November 4, 2010 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces that after its success at the recent PV Taiwan exhibition in Taipei, the company has reached another sales milestone of selling its 100th firing furnace into the Taiwan solar cell manufacturing market.

Despatch firing furnaces remain the number one choice among global solar cell manufacturers.  The company offers a dual platform of metallization firing furnace equipment: the CF Series and the UltraFlexTM.  The CF Series is the world's best-selling firing furnace and has become the industry standard for high capacity, mass production.  The new UltraFlexTM is the most advanced firing furnace and features MicrozoneTM Technology for enhanced profile flexibility and control.  Both platforms are available in single and dual lane configurations.

Strong demand has driven Despatch to achieve record-setting solar equipment sales in Asia.  Worldwide, Despatch has sold over 27GW of total firing furnace production capacity.

Despatch Industries is the global leader in producing innovative, next generation tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry.  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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