Conergy, a Hamburg, Germany-based downstream solar company, has implemented the second phase of its corporate reorganization by relocating its Americas headquarters from Denver to Miami.
Conergy says it now has a three-hub organizational structure for its business: Miami for the Americas; Hamburg for Europe and Africa; and Singapore for Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East. Through this structure, enhanced by centralized technology, new processes and an internal social media platform, employees can easily share ideas and work collaboratively, the company says.Â
"Miami is a unique, embracing melting pot – making it a perfect home for us," says Andrew de Pass, CEO of Conergy." Miami is also a convenient geographic hub to support both Conergy's growing U.S. presence and our emerging markets in Latin America. Furthermore, we have the privilege of being neighbors with our majority shareholder, Kawa Capital Management."
Phase one of the company's turnaround involved a focus on its downstream businesses. Conergy says it divested from all of its manufacturing and distribution businesses and built upon its strengths in downstream solar services: development; finance; engineering, procurement and construction; and long-term operations and maintenance. The company says it also expanded its rooftop business.
About 50 current and new employees are involved in the shift to Miami, and Conergy expects the number of jobs at the new location to increase significantly in the coming year.
Conergy says its move will also bring geographic diversification to the U.S. solar industry by bringing more jobs to the Southeast, rather than the West Coast and the Northeast, where there are higher concentrations of solar jobs.