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The Komax Group, founded in 1975 and headquartered in Switzerland, is one of the top global providers of wire processing systems and assembly automation equipment. One of its primary markets is the photovoltaics industry and to this end we invited Peter Kostic, Market Manager (Photovoltaic Assembly Systems), to explain a little more about the company and its offerings…


Power and Energy Solutions: Your company manufactures automated assembly systems for the photovoltaics industry. Is this an important facet of your business? Can you explain a little more about the equipment you produce?

Peter Kostic: The Komax Group is an innovative, well diversified, global public company traded at the Zurich stock exchange. With over 850 people worldwide we have infrastructure in place to support the rapidly-growing solar market throughout our already existing worldwide presence. The centre of excellence for photovoltaic is based in York, Pennsylvania (USA), where we focus our activities in module assembly and cell metallization (screen printing). Our main offering is the combined tabber and stringer machine platform, the Xcell 2500, 3000 and 3300.

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