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centro­therm国际股份公司的子公司FHR An­la­gen­bau GmbH已经被Vital集团收购,增加了其核心业务能力

Blaubeuren/Guangzhou, December 05, 2019 – centrotherm international AG, Blaubeuren, (ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 and DE000A1TNMN7) today signed a contract to sell 100 % of the shares of its subsidiary FHR Anlagenbau GmbH to the Vital group headquartered in Guangzhou. The closing of the contract is expected until end of February 2020.

With the sale of the company, the technology and system provider centrotherm strategically focuses on its core competencies in thermal processes. At the same time, the transaction proceeds strengthen the equity of the technology and system supplier and create the basis for future investments in new innovative production solutions.

The Vital group is focused on rare-metals-based advanced materials and resource recycling. Vital is the world's leading manufacturer of selenium and tellurium products as well as a key producer of gallium, indium, germanium and other products. Vital’s products are used by diverse end markets and high-tech applications such as semiconductors, displays, electronics, photovoltaics and LED. With the acquisition of FHR Vital pursues its vertical integrated business model in the area of thin film materials and sputtering targets.

Gunter Fauth, COO of centrotherm international summarizes: “The sale of our subsidiary FHR is an important milestone for the future development of centrotherm. The proceeds of the transaction will also be invested in the development of new production solutions for the photovoltaics, semi-conductor as well as other industries.” and went on to add: “We see a lot of synergies between FHR and Vital.”

George Zhu, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Vital summarizes the transaction’s benefits as follows: “FHR perfectly suits in our business model. Their profound expertise in thin film and their vacuum coating equipment will contribute to a further expansion of Vital’s product and service portfolio. At the same time, we expand our international presence to twelve countries.”

About centrotherm international AG

centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for over 70 years. As a leading and globally operating technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries.

The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for manufacturing crystalline solar cells and power semiconductors, form the basis for our successful part-nerships with industry, research and development.

Our customers worldwide appreciate our production systems' process stability, scalability and availability in mass production. Above and beyond this, our work is distinguished by the fact that we create high-end pro-cess technology solutions which are specific for our customers and tailored to their requirements, and the fact that we are outstanding in system building.

We jointly confront the daily challenges of setting new trends, maximizing the efficiency of producing, for ex-ample, solar cells and semiconductors, and securing investments, coupled with our long machine lifetimes. In this way, we generate valuable competitive advantages for our customers through targeted process inno-vations and production solutions. Our around 530 staff worldwide are committed to the further development of high-tech solutions for key markets.

centrotherm international AG
Württemberger Str. 31
89143 Blaubeuren
Internet: www.centrotherm.world
German Securities Identification Number (WKN): A1TNMM (bearer shares); A1TNMN (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital increase)
ISIN: DE000A1TNMM9 (bearer shares); DE000A1TNMN7 (unlisted shares from the non-cash capital in-crease)
Inclusion: Basic Board, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Corporate domicile: Germany

Contact
Nathalie Albrecht
Manager Public & Investor Relations
Tel: +49 7344 918-6304
E-mail: investor@centrotherm.de

 

 

关于 FHR Anlagenbau GmbH

FHR Anlagenbau GmbH 致力于薄膜技术和真空镀膜设备的研发创新以及薄膜技术领域的辛勤耕耘。公司主要业务领域集中于镀膜设备的制造,范围涵盖蒸发沉积、磁控溅射、化学气相沉积和原子层沉积等技术,产品应用于工业及研发领域。所供应设备用于多种工业领域,包括光伏,尤其是铜铟镓硒太阳能电池和有机光伏电池、太阳能热电站、光学、电子、传感器技术以及汽车工业领域。

产品组合包括静态基片模块化多功能枚叶式设备、用于玻璃板材或管式表面镀膜,可直立或水平传输的在线式连续镀膜设备,以及适于卷膜或金属箔等柔性基材的卷对卷式镀膜设备。FHR与世界各国先进研究所和工业伙伴保持密切合作。公司一直处于市场领先地位,尤其在卷对卷真空镀膜设备领域稳居前列。除设备制造外,FHR同时生产平面及管式溅射靶材,并具备技术强劲的客服部门。