Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - October 27, 2009 - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces the recent sale of its industry-leading metallization firing furnace to a major Japanese solar cell manufacturing company. This is Despatch's first sale of solar equipment into Japan, a market that has historically favored walking beam technology.
"We are very pleased to break into the Japanese solar market and make our first firing furnace sale to one of the country's largest solar cell manufacturers." states Jeff Bell, Product Manager. "This customer chose Despatch because we remain the global market share leader in firing furnaces and our equipment performance is unparalleled in the industry. We also offer our customers complete process support and a dedicated Asia-centric service network."
Though this is the company's first sale into the Japanese market, Despatch currently holds the number one market share for metallization firing furnaces and has shipped over 9GW of firing furnace production capacity worldwide. The company's portfolio of firing furnaces is universally recognized for providing uniform, stable and repeatable cavity temperature, the highest yields and lowest cost of ownership. Despatch's technology is the industry standard with profile flexibility for development of new processes and materials.
Despatch Industries designs and engineers market-leading tools and technology for the global solar cell manufacturing industry. 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