GT Solar International Inc. says it has opened its new Asia operations headquarters in Hong Kong. According to the company, the Hong Kong headquarters will better serve the needs of its customers throughout the Asia Pacific region.
‘Over eighty-five percent of our business now comes from Asia, particularly from China, where most of our customers are located,’ says Tom Gutierrez, president and CEO of GT Solar. ‘Our Asia headquarters is the next logical step in developing the most appropriate business model to support our growing customer base in the region.’
GT Solar has also announced that its next DSS crystalline growth furnace, the DSS650, has begun beta production evaluation with customers. The new system provides an upgrade path for current customers using DSS 240, DSS450 and DSS450HP systems in their production environments. The DSS650 is capable of producing ingots larger than 600 kg and is compatible with the chamber configuration of current DSS systems, GT Solar explains. The systems are expected to be commercially available in early 2011.
SOURCE: GT Solar International Inc.