Blaubeuren, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Centrotherm photovoltaics AG and Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik this week announced that they plan to offer and further develop solutions in the future for turnkey production lines to manufacture crystalline solar cells and modules. The cooperation aims to utilize the partners’ specific knowledge in order to optimize manufacturing processes, reduce production costs, and thereby enable customers to achieve improved added value.
Centrotherm photovoltaics is bringing extensive process and technology know-how to the partnership. For its part, Reis Robotics is contributing more than 20 years of experience as a specialist for automation systems in the automotive area – particularly also in the photovoltaics industry – and as a globally established systems integrator.
“Our competencies complement each other optimally, particularly in the turnkey systems area,” said Dr. Peter Fath, CTO of centrotherm photovoltaics AG. “Together with Reis Robotics, we can offer our customers production solutions distinguished by seamlessly integrated process and automation technology, and thereby create critical competitive advantages in periods of falling margins.”