STR Holdings: Capacity Expansion
STR Holdings, Inc. announced that the 1.0 GW expansion of its Malaysia plant has become operational to meet the growing global market demand for its industry-leading PhotoCap® solar encapsulant materials. Total production capacity at the Malaysia facility has now been doubled to 2.0 GW, bringing the Company’s global installed capacity to 6.35 GW.
“Increasing the production capacity at our Malaysia facility is an important part of our strategic effort to grow our business in Asia and further our ‘One plus China’ growth strategy,” said Dennis L. Jilot, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of STR Holdings. “We continue to experience strong growth in Asia and our capacity expansion will aid in increasing our market share in this region, both with existing and new customers.”
The Company also reports that it has placed orders for an additional 1.0 GW of production capacity to be installed during the third quarter of 2011, bringing the total installed capacity in Malaysia to 3.0 GW. The Company previously announced a building expansion to double the size of its existing production and warehouse space in Malaysia, providing floor space for total capacity of up to 4.0 GW. It is scheduled for completion by the end of the first quarter of 2011.
About STR Holdings, Inc.
STR Holdings, Inc. is a leading global provider of high quality, superior performance solar encapsulants to the photovoltaic module industry. It is also one of the world’s leading providers of consumer product quality assurance testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services, which ensures that suppliers and retailers have the highest level of confidence in the quality and safety of their products and in the social standards of the supply chain producing them. Further information about STR Holdings, Inc. can be obtained via the Company’s website at www.strholdings.com.
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