Roth & Rau AG

Roth & Rau receives Axia Award and Top Job Award

editor, 28 January 2011

Hohenstein-Ernstthal, 28 January 2011 – The Roth & Rau Group managed to acquire new orders worth € 31.9 million in total in the first weeks of the new year already. Most of the orders related to the newest generation of the SiNA antireflective coating system series successfully launched onto the market last year. The intensive product development work in recent years is thus impacting positively on the current order situation.

The company’s innovative strength also received praise this week from the audit and advisory company Deloitte. Within its “Partners of the Region” SME programme, Deloitte singled out medium-sized companies for its Axia Award in recognition of outstanding achievements. Roth & Rau won the prize in the “Culture of Innovation – Key Success Factor for SMEs” category and is thus one of four prize winners this year.

The jury was especially convinced by Roth & Rau’s corporate culture. This too has helped the company become the technological leader in numerous areas of equipment for the photovoltaics industry. Among the factors driving this success are the close dovetailing of the company’s two proprietary technology centres in Hohenstein-Ernstthal and Neuchâtel with leading international research institutes and universities, its sharing of expertise with customers and the structural integration of all of its employees into the innovation process.

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First SiNA2 starts production

editor, 28 October 2010

The first second-generation SiNA®-system have been installed and activated at a leading European customer.

Thereby the transfer from 10 years old first SiNA®-generation to the new production systeme is implemented successflully.

With the new SiNA®- and MAiA®-system Roth & Rau is capable to realise throughputs from 500 to 5,000 wafer per hour with the modular design concept in a short time.

Within the next few months further SiNA®-systems will be installed at the European customer as well as further customers in Asia.

Roth & Rau strengthens international distribution

editor, 14 June 2010

- Indian subsidiary commences operations

- Rainer Erdmann appointed new Sales Director for Europe and Asia

Hohenstein-Ernstthal, 16 September 2009 - Roth & Rau India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roth & Rau AG, commenced operations on 1 August 2009. The new companys primary sales function will be backed up by a comprehensive service and maintenance offering. "The global photovoltaics industry continues to experience strong growth and India is certain to be among the leading producers of solar modules in the coming five years. The foundation of Roth & Rau India Pvt. Ltd. has enhanced our local presence and strengthened our position in this highly promising growth market," explained Dr. Dietmar Roth, CEO of Roth & Rau AG.

Being an internationally leading supplier of technologies and production equipment to the photovoltaics industry, Roth & Rau AG remains strongly committed to cultivating customer satisfaction through close cooperation with customers. This approach, which has proven effective over the years, will now also be pursued in India where customers will benefit from the companys expanding local presence and account management. Moreover, additional service teams are planned to be installed in Hyderabad, Delhi und Pune in the coming months.

The sales organisation has been enhanced also on the corporate level. Effective 1 September 2009, Rainer Erdmann was appointed Sales Director for Europe and Asia. He has succeeded Thomas Hengst who was appointed Management Board member in charge of sales in July of this year. Rainer Erdmann previously served as managing director of the German subsidiary of US company Despatch Industries, a world-leading supplier of thermal process equipment to the photovoltaics industry. At Despatch Industries he successfully built a sales network in Europe and the Middle East. Rainer Erdmann has extensive experience in thermal processes and turnkey production lines for solar cell production.