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SolarWorld recognizes Luvata with Sustainability Award

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"We're looking to build sustainability into everything we do."

(16 March 2016) SolarWorld AG held its third annual Supplier Awards ceremony in Hillsboro, Oregon USA on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The event recognizes supply-chain partners for achievements in performance, technology, quality and sustainability. Luvata won the Sustainability Award, a prize that SolarWorld holds in particularly high regard.

"Our commitment to sustainability begins on the inside and extends outward to include our suppliers," indicates Mr. Daniel Menzel, Vice President of Global Procurement with SolarWorld AG. "This award recognizes Luvata efforts towards health, safety and the environment in support of SolarWorld's own initiative concerning energy conservation, climate protection and air pollution as well as water conservation."

"Working with our customers to embrace processes and produce end products that have a positive impact on sustainability is part of our "Partnerships beyond metals" philosophy," says Tero Horttana, Global Director for PV accounts with Luvata Special Products. Luvata manufactures photovoltaic ribbon branded Sunwire®, used as both an interconnecting ribbon and a cross-connecting ribbon in solar panel manufacturing. "From the sourcing of raw materials or recycled materials, to product packaging and delivery, we're looking to build sustainability into everything we do."

In 2008, Luvata committed €20million towards photovoltaic wire production and today has four dedicated Sunwire manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Luvata's close proximity to customers offers local customer service and technical support, as well as savings in energy and transportation costs.




For more information, please contact:

Susan Porter
Communications Director
Luvata Special Products
Phone: +1 740 368 7750
Email: susan.porter@luvata.com

About SolarWorld

SolarWorld manufactures and sells high-tech solar power solutions and, in doing so, contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The group, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, employs about 3,700 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany; Arnstadt, Germany; and Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. From raw material silicon to solar wafers, cells and modules, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network with locations in the United States, Europe, Singapore, Japan and South Africa, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and it has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld was founded in 1998 and has been publically traded on the stock market since 1999.

About Luvata

Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata's solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company's continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,400 staff in 18 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as SolarWorld, Siemens, Toyota, CERN and Carrier. Luvata is owned by Nordic Capital funds V and VI.

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