ATS Automation Expands Its Solar Business

Cambridge, Ontario [] ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced expansion plans for Photowatt Technologies in France, the company’s crystalline solar cell manufacturing business. The plans call for Photowatt France to increase its capacity approximately 50% to 60 megawatts of integrated capacity by the end of fiscal 2007. Estimated capital expenditures related to the expansion are approximately Euro 25 million [~US$32 million]. ATS has a number of strategies to secure silicon to utilize this new capacity.

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