Hanwha Q CELLS Opens New Office in France


[Aix-en-Provence, France / Thalheim, Germany, 20 March, 2014] German-headquartered solar specialist Hanwha Q CELLS announced that it is to strengthen its position in France's PV market by opening its first office in the country. Based in Aix-en-Provence near Marseille, the new office will be run by Philippe Pflieger, Hanwha Q CELLS' newly appointed Head of Sales France. Moreover will French PV customers continuously benefit from the "Made in EU" certificate, which the company has received for the second time, after again fully meeting all obligations of the French certification agency Certisolis.

Hanwha Q CELLS launches market offensive in France

"France is one of our European home-markets. We are actively pursuing solar opportunities to gain further market share", said Justin Lee, CCO at Hanwha Q CELLS. “According to our international market offensive in 2014 we are well positioned to develop solar power in France.” According to analysts at NPD Solarbuzz France will be one of the recovering European PV markets in this year next to Germany, U.K. and Italy. “Thanks to its high irradiation PV makes a lot of sense in France’s sunny regions. We build on our well established business with developers and wholesalers,” added Philippe Pflieger. “With a strengthened team and our new office we can now offer an on-site service throughout the entire country. In the next step, we will focus on long-term partnerships with installers in the whole country.”

“Made in EU” certificate: French customers can receive a bonus of up to ten percent

Hanwha Q CELLS again received the Certisolis “Made in EU” certificate in March 2014 for manufacturing solar cells and solar modules comprised entirely of European components. This enables French customers to receive a bonus of up to ten percent on the French feed-in tariff. The certificate also demonstrates that European customers can rely on Hanwha Q CELLS to engineer and manufacture high quality products in Germany and within the European Union.

Hanwha Q CELLS sells its products via its international sales network with branches in Germany (HQ), Malaysia, Korea, USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia. By opening an office in France, Hanwha Q CELLS launched a market offensive in promising French PV market. Thanks to its truly international setup, high quality products and the financial stability, Hanwha Q CELLS is the reliable partner for PV customers around the globe.

Office address :
Immeuble le CALYPSO
25, Rue de la petite Duranne
13100 AIX EN PROVENCE

For more information:

Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH
Sonnenallee 17-21 06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen
(OT Thalheim), Germany

Corporate Communications
Jochen Endle, Robert Reinsch
Tel: +49 (0)3494 6699 10121
Email: presse@q-cells.com

Executive Board
Hee Cheul Kim (CEO), Kye Chun Son
(CFO), Dr. Andreas v. Zitzewitz
(COO), Koo Yung Lee (CCO)

Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS is a total solar power solution provider with the world’s largest cell production capacity. Our business scope ranges from the midstream of ingots, to wafers, cells, and modules, to downstream solar solutions for residential, commercial buildings, and solar power plants. Our full spectrum of products creates synergy with Hanwha Chemical’s polysilicon business. This completes the total vertical integration of Hanwha’s solar businesses.

For more information, visit: investors.hanwha-qcells.com

Hanwha Group

Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea
and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has 56 domestic affiliates and 226 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure.
With more than 60 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.

For more information, visit: www.hanwha.com

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