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Brief company profile of centrotherm photovoltaics AG

Business description:

For more than 50 years the centrotherm group develops and realizes innovative thermal solutions and production equipment for the photovoltaics, semiconductor and microelectronics industry. The operative business is divided into the following three fields: Silicon, Photovoltaics & Semiconductor, Thin Film & Customized Equipment.

In the field of "Silicon" the group offers engineering, technology and services for integrated process and equipment packages for polysilicon manufacturing. The applied key equipment is provided by subsidiary SiTec GmbH.

In the "Photovoltaics & Semiconductor" segment centrotherm offers integrated production solutions for mono and multi crystalline solar cell processing on the one hand and process solutions and procuction equipment for the manufacturing of semiconductor and microelectronics components on the other hand. 

In the field of "Thin Film & Customized Equipment" the group focusses on the development, design, production and sales of tailormade equipment concepts and customized production tools for state-of-the-art coating technologies.

Customers of the centrotherm group in the PV business comprise primarily international solar cell manufacturers in Asia (especially from China and Taiwan). In the semiconductor business Ascatron, Bosch, Schott, Siemens, Philips and Vishay are among centrotherm's clients. The group's scope of consolidation includes the parent company centrotherm photovoltaics AG, headquartered in Blaubeuren (Germany) as well as four german subsidiaries and three branches in Asia.

Relevant trade data:

Deutsche Börse Listing Partner,
equinet Bank AG
SpecialistRenell Wertpapierhandelsbank AG

Relevant securities data:    

Number of shares21,162,380
Share capitalEUR 21,162,380.00
Shareholder structureSolarpark Blautal GmbH 90.0%
Freefloat 10.0%


Company information:

Companycentrotherm photovoltaics AG
Date of incorporationMarch 30, 2006
Accounting standardIFRS
End of financial yearDecember 31


Management Board:

Jan von Schuckmann (Chairman)Sales & Technology, Finance, R&D
Gunter FauthProduction & Technology,
Administration, IT, Legal Affairs


Board of Directors:

Robert M. Hartung (Chairman)
Hans-Hasso Kersten (Vice-Chairman)
Dr. Khalid al Hajri (Board member)
David Krajnyk (Board member)