Despatch Industries Receives $5 Million Photovoltaic Equipment Order

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Despatch Industries, a leading process technology provider for the solar industry, announces their recent large volume sale of photovoltaic manufacturing equipment. The sale goes to a European customer and is for multiple units of Despatch's newest-generation, multi-lane firing furnaces.

As we continue to grow and expand our global reach, we are further equipped to offer our worldwide customers the local technical and process support that are so critical to their success.

Despatch Industries, a leading process technology provider for the solar industry, announces their recent large volume sale of photovoltaic manufacturing equipment. The sale goes to a European customer and is for multiple units of Despatch's newest-generation, multi-lane firing furnaces.

"Our customer is a recognized leader in the crystalline solar industry, and this is a great opportunity for Despatch to expand our presence amongst European solar cell manufacturers," says Steve Oman, Despatch Director of Global Sales. "As we continue to grow and expand our global reach, we are further equipped to offer our worldwide customers the local technical and process support that are so critical to their success."

The new multi-lane firing furnace is an important addition to Despatch's photovoltaic in-line product portfolio and fits well with the industry's commitment to in-line processing results. The CDF-9024 drying-firing model features a wider belt to accommodate multiple lanes of cell processing, producing over 2,400 cells per hour.

In addition to increased throughput, the new model introduces a touch screen graphical user interface, eye-level electronics access and push button chamber access. The new features focus on making the equipment user-friendly and easy to maintain. The exterior of the unit has been redesigned to include easy lift door access to the upper electronics panels. Despatch has sold over 8GW of solar production capacity worldwide and their firing furnaces hold the number one market share in the world.

Despatch Industries partners with solar industry leaders to provide the process technology expertise for integrated solutions that make solar power a viable and affordable energy option. Despatch is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum equipment uptime and reduced operating costs.

For more information on Despatch visit our website: http://www.despatch.com

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