Lebring, 15 February 2012
In its first year as an independent company in Lebring and despite difficult market conditions, ISOVOLTAIC AG is implementing planned investments for the expansion of its production capacity and environmentally compatible energy production. Measured against the current market situation of the photovoltaic industry for which ISOVOLTAIC is a technology supplier, the company achieved a good operating result in 2011 and successfully completed a large number of projects. It is therefore possible to pursue strategy and targets consistently from a solid economic base.
New production plant put into operation
A new plant which has led to doubling of the extrusion capacity (own production of special films) was constructed in Lebring in 2011 at a cost of around EUR 10 million. This type of plant is unique in the world and distinguishes by its impressive environmentally compatible production methods. Production started in January 2012 following a 2-month test phase.
Manfred Schlögl, Chief Technical Officer of ISOVOLTAIC AG, says “The demand for our ICOSOLAR backsheet has soared to such an extent that the plant will operate at full capacity from March 2012. The development of the overall utilization situation is very gratifying. We will also absorb any peaks in future by using temporary staff in order to maintain flexibility.”
Increase in number of employees, filled product pipeline
ISOVOLTAIC invests not only in its production facilities but also in its employees. The number of employees at ISOVOLTAIC in Austria rose by approx. 15% in 2011. 2012 will also see the creation of further highly-skilled jobs to enable the company to continue the development of its technology leadership.
ISOVOLTAIC’s success is based on its outstanding innovative strength. Revolutionary new products will be brought onto the market this year and a well-filled pipeline will also serve to secure its leading market position in the future.
New photovoltaic plant produces electricity for own consumption
Since ISOVOLTAIC takes environmental protection seriously, a photovoltaic plant went into operation on the roof of the site in Lebring in November 2011. It goes without saying that it uses the company’s own ICOSOLAR® backsheets to protect the solar cells against mechanical, chemical and weather-related influence in the long term. The plant’s generating capacity is 24 KWp which amply meets the energy requirement of the whole office building.
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