Oerlikon separating, expanding solar biz

November 8, 2007 – Oerlikon Corp. says it will make its Oerlikon Solar unit a standalone segment within the group, bringing all solar core competencies and new technologies under one umbrella, in order to more quickly and efficiently escalate production capacities, increase R&D activities, and enter new business areas. The unit’s financial figures will be reported separately beginning next year, with full profit/loss responsibility for its global operations.

“The creation of a new solar segment establishes the right organizational environment to meet the vast demands of a rapidly growing solar market,” stated Oerlikon CEO Uwe Kr


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