18.11.05

18.11.2005: Meldung: Spire Corporation Expands European Photovoltaic Operations

Spire Expands European Photovoltaic Operations
Thursday November 17, 8:30 am ET

BEDFORD, Mass - Nov. 17, 2005--Spire Corporation announced today that it has appointed J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, of Freystadt, Germany as its European sales and service representative in response to increased demand for solar photovoltaic manufacturing equipment. J.v.G. Thoma is currently participating in a comprehensive equipment training program at Spire"s Bedford headquarters. Mr. Wolfram Jenne, who has also provided service support for Spire within Europe for the last 5 years, will continue in that function and augment J.v.G. Thoma"s service capabilities.

Roger G. Little, CEO and Chairman of Spire, said, "We are pleased to enter into this relationship with J.v.G. Thoma, and excited about cooperating together to expand our sales and customer service activities within Europe. Europe"s demand for photovoltaic manufacturing equipment continues to expand rapidly, and Spire will respond to this growth in an effective manner through this relationship with J.v.G. Thoma, a firm with strong experience in the solar industry."

Hans Thoma, President of J.v.G. Thoma, said, "We are eager to work with Spire, one of the long standing leaders in the photovoltaic manufacturing industry, and we will apply the resources of our organization to grow the equipment business with Spire in Europe."

About J.v.G. Thoma GmbH

J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is well known for its leadership and quality technical services to the solar industry within Europe, especially in the soldering and automation fields.

About Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a diversified technology company providing innovative solar energy manufacturing equipment, biomedical devices and optoelectronic components, all based upon a common technology platform. For more information visit www.spirecorp.com.


Contact:

Spire Corporation
Rodger W. LaFavre, 781-275-6000
Chief Operating Officer

Source: Spire Corporation
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