3S Industries continues on its international growth path: First turnkey production line has been delivered to India

(PresseBox) (Lyss, ) 3S Swiss Solar Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3S Industries AG, has increased its sales activities in India. With the first semi-automatic production line which has already been delivered, Emmvee Photovoltaics has now begun manufacturing highly efficient solar modules in Bangalore for the global market. Other customers from the region have also ordered 3S production systems. The 3S solar group is rapidly capturing the Indian market.

After entering the business sector of turnkey, automated production lines last year, 3S Swiss Solar Systems has now delivered the first turnkey production line for solar modules to the growth market India. The production line, which was delivered only four months after it had been ordered, is now used by Emmvee Photovoltaics at its site in Gangangar (Bangalore) for the production of highly efficient solar modules made of crystalline and metallurgic solar cells.

3S Swiss Solar Systems plans and builds its production lines for the manufacture of solar modules in such a way that the module producers obtain the optimal degree of automation for their needs. The turnkey production lines are offered along with know-how transfer, training, and certification of the modules manufactured with them as well as maintenance and comprehensive service agreements. 3S customers benefit from the unique process knowledge combined in the 3S solar group and have the assurance that their products will continuously meet high quality standards thanks to true turnkey solutions.

The new 25MW production line has been tailored to the specific requirements of Indian customers. “Using a minimum of equipment, we have achieved a maximum in automation”, says Andreas Schöni, Sales Director of 3S Swiss Solar Systems AG. “We are extremely satisfied with the line supplied by 3S because we are able to produce a high yield on a very low breakage rate” explains Mr. D.V. Manjunatha, Managing Director of Emmvee Photovoltaics. Emmvee has already ordered the machines necessary to expand the line to 50MW.

The new line at Emmvee comprises an automatic string soldering station from Somont, a laminating line from 3S Swiss Solar Systems and a module tester from Pasan. The unique soft-touch soldering process from Somont allows extremely gentle handling of the cells, thus reducing the breakage rate to a minimum. Thanks to the patented hybrid heating plate technology of 3S Swiss Solar Systems, module producers accomplish a unique temperature homogeneity at an extremely short heating time and a high throughput. All module testers from Pasan have been developed for highest precision.

In India, the interest in production systems from the 3S Group and its unique process knowledge is high. Somont, 3S Swiss Solar Systems and Pasan have supplied Indian customers with different stringers, laminators and testers in the past. Three more Indian companies have currently placed orders for a turnkey production line for solar modules with 3S Swiss Solar Systems or are about to sign a contract. 3S customers in India benefit not only from top-quality production systems that guarantee highest availability and process stability. They can also rely on the local assistance of well-versed specialists and detailed support when setting up their solar module production.

Everyone interested in learning more about the products offered by the companies of the 3S solar group can obtain information at the Intersolar trade fair which will be held in Munich from May 27 through 29. The 3S Industries AG booth will be located in hall A3, stand number 645. The EMMVEE company will also be present at Intersolar (hall A2, stand 222).

3S Industries AG

The solar concern 3S with its holding company 3S Industries and its subsidiaries Somont, 3S Swiss Solar Systems and Pasan, is the world's market leader for production equipment for the manufacture of solar modules. The Group covers the entire value-creation chain of solar module production and combines the key competences in the fields of soldering, laminating and testing under a single roof. Production installations from the solar concern guarantee stable, reliable processes, a high throughput and outstanding product quality with low wastage and high up-times.

With the automatic string soldering machines from Somont, the laminating lines from 3S Swiss Solar Systems and the testers from Pasan, customers around the globe produce solar modules whose performance, useful life, quality and output match the highest demands. The range encompasses individual machines as well as turnkey production lines with varying degrees of automation. 3S Swiss Solar Systems also develops and produces advanced, building-integrated solar systems for roofs, facades and shading solutions and makes full use of its comprehensive know-how in photovoltaics and production technology.

The headquarters of 3S Industries as well as the factories operated by 3S Swiss Solar Systems are located in Switzerland. The domicile and factory of Pasan is also in Switzerland, whereas Somont is located in Germany. The solar concern is also present with a subsidiary in the USA.

Contact at 3S Industries AG:
Dr. Anja Knaus
Head of Corporate Communications
Schachenweg 24
CH-3250 Lyss
tel. +41(0)32 391 1136 fax +41(0)32 391 1112
anja.knaus@3-s.ch

Contact at 3S Industries AG in India:
Mr. R. Javid
Mobile : +91 98 259 3660

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