Despatch Achieves Goal of Being Supplier to All of the Top Ten Producers of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. January 16, 2015 – Despatch Industries has seen a rebound in firing furnace sales over the past year. A recent sale of 10 firing furnaces to a leading producer means that now every one of the top ten producers of crystalline solar cells have made purchases from Despatch. Manufacturers who have endured the turmoil of the past few years and come out on top have turned to Despatch technology to increase overall production, performance and profitability.
“The top ten manufacturers account for over 40% of all the crystalline solar cells produced worldwide,” says Ellen Cheng, General Manager of Solar Business for Despatch Industries. “Despatch continues to be the global leader and supplier of firing furnaces for the industry, holding a 75% market share through 2014”.
The Despatch CF Series Firing Furnace has long been recognized for exceptional performance, process quality and maximum equipment up-time. The new Safire Firing Furnace with DriTech Dryer is bringing additional flexibility and performance improvements as the industry continues to evolve. Customers have seen a 0.1 percent absolute improvement in overall efficiency while reducing wafer scrap by close to one percent absolute and reducing low efficiency cells by four percent absolute.