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History

2014

  • Switch of the stock market segment from the General Standard of the Regulated Market to the Entry Standard

2013

  • Business transformation and focusing on strategic business areas crystalline solar cell and semiconductor & microelectronics
  • Accrual of centrotherm thermal solutions GmbH & Co. KG into centrotherm photovoltaics AG
  • Foundation of SiTec GmbH based in Burghausen for engineering and services in the field of polysilicon and wafer production sites and realization of the Qatar project
  • Biggest order in semiconductor business in company history

2012

  • Corporate restructuring

2011

  • Expansion of production area at Blaubeuren site to around 31,000 m2
  • Foundation of India branch


2010

  • Major order for the construction of a silicon factory in Qatar
  • Cooperation with Reis Robotics in the area of integrated process and automation technology

2009

  • Realization of the largest turnkey solar cell production line of 250 MW at date
  • Move into new production hall in Blaubeuren
  • Foundation of sales and service companies in China and Korea

2008

  • Cash and non-cash capital increase: Integration of sister company centrotherm thermal solutions GmbH & Co. KG
  • Foundation of centrotherm SiTec GmbH - Bundling of expertise in the solar silicon area
  • Foundation of USA and Taiwan branches
  • Acquisition of FHR Anlagenbau GmbH

2007

  • IPO of centrotherm photovoltaics AG
  • Foundation of centrotherm photovoltaics Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore

2006

  • Entry into the solar silicon business area
  • Delivery of first turnkey solar cell production lines

2005

  • Foundation of centrotherm photovoltaics AG

2003-2004

  • Separation of business units
  • Foundation of centrotherm thermal solutions GmbH & Co. KG

2001-2002

  • Cooperation agreement for research projects with the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • Primary supplier of key equipment to well-known solar cell producers

2000

  • Joint research projects with the Fraunhofer Institute für Solare Systeme, Germany
  • Entry into the Asian market

1987

  • Foundation of centrotherm Elektrische Anlagen GmbH & Co. KG

1979

  • centrotherm Elektrische Anlagen GmbH supplies first photovoltaic products to well-known customers, such as the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany, or Telefunken Systemtechnik GmbH

1976

  • Foundation of centrotherm Elektrische Anlagen GmbH

1960

  • Development of first conveyor furnace

1953

  • Development of first diffusion furnace

1948

  • Foundation K.C.Hartung Apparatebau