Berlin, Germany — Solon SE and Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland GmbH (SGBDD) have concluded a framework contract spanning several years to deliver more than 70 megawatts (MW) of solar modules.
The building materials retailer is currently making a foray with its sales activities into the growth segment of photovoltaics. Using its own ‘Solarkauf’ brand SGBDD has developed a shop-in-shop concept that includes all PV products necessary to install a solar power system. It offers solar modules from Solon in the segment for premium products. By the end of the year ‘Solarkauf’ shops will have been integrated into a total of 45 branches.
“This is a meeting of two strong brands. Establishing a sales network with Saint-Gobain Building Distribution puts us even closer to our customers in Germany,” said Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of Solon SE.
The Saint-Gobain Group generated nearly €37.7 billion in 2009 in sales and, as one of the largest industrial companies in the world, employs more than 190,000 people in more than 64 countries. Its four main sectors are Innovative Materials, Construction Products, Building Distribution, and Packaging. Saint-Gobain is leader in all of its specialist fields.