The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, a worldwide leading supplier of metallization pastes for solar cells, will relocate its research and development scientists to its facility in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to strengthen the activities of the group.
"The relocation of our worldwide research and development group to our West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania facility is a strategic move for our business," stated Dr. Weiming Zhang, Vice President of Technology for the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit. "When Heraeus first began the development of metallization pastes for solar cells, we started with a few scientists in West Conshohocken. We successfully developed products with higher performance than what was commercially available at that time. To increase our competitive position, we recognized that we needed to attract additional talented scientists and engineers from around the world."
"With a core talent of employees at our corporate location in Hanau, Germany and our targeted market in Asia, we set up R&D centers in Hanau and Singapore. This has allowed us to obtain outstanding employees who have been instrumental in increasing our technology portfolio to develop advanced paste formulations,” Dr. Zhang continued. “We have now decided to co-locate all our research and development staff in West Conshohocken. We believe this action will foster a faster pace of innovation, increasing our speed to market. We are excited about having this cross-cultural team, with their unique perspectives, come together for the benefit of the Heraeus PV business and our customers."