Sputnik Engineering AG, a Biel, Switzerland-based solar inverter manufacturer, has opened a new office in Giussano, Italy. The new subsidiary, Sputnik Engineering Italia SRL, will initiate sales and customer support this month.
‘The Italian market demand for our inverters has been increasing constantly,’ says Christoph von Bergen, Sputnik's managing director. ‘While we deliver solar inverters with a total output of 4 MW to Italy in 2007, we will quadruple this figure to 16 MW in 2008.’
Roberto Colombo manages the Italian subsidiary of Sputnik Engineering AG as the general manager. He worked for five years as a sales and marketing manager for infrared cameras before he switched to a manufacturer of machinery tools.