Hanwha Q CELLS Opens New Office in France




Hanwha Q CELLS Opens New Office in France

§  Strengthened team to launch market offensive in promising French PV market

  • Current customer base to be enhanced by installers
  • PV customers in France continuously count on “Made in EU” certificate for Q CELLS products


[Aix-en-Provence, France / Thalheim, Germany, 20 March, 2014] – Hanwha Q CELLS, headquartered in Germany and one of the world’s leading photovoltaics companies, today announced that it is going to strengthen its position in France’s PV market by opening its first office in the country. Based in Aix-en- Provence near Marseille, the new office will be run by Philippe Pflieger, Hanwha Q CELLS‘ newly appointed Head of Sales France. Moreover French PV customers will continuously benefit from the “Made in EU” certificate, which the company has received for the second time, after again fully meeting all obligations of the French certification agency Certisolis.


Hanwha Q CELLS launches market offensive in France

“France is one of our European home markets. We are actively pursuing solar opportunities to gain further market share”, said Justin Lee, CCO at Hanwha Q CELLS. “According to our international market offensive in 2014, we are well positioned to develop solar power in France.” According to analysts at NPD Solarbuzz, France will be one of the recovering European PV markets in this year next to Germany, the U.K. and Italy. “Thanks to its high irradiation PV makes a lot of sense in France’s sunny regions. We build on our well established business with developers and wholesalers,” added Philippe Pflieger. “With a strengthened team and our new office we can now offer an on-site service throughout the entire country. In the next step, we will enter into long-term partnerships with installers in the whole country.”


“Made in EU” certificate: quality feature

In March 2014 Hanwha Q CELLS again received the Certisolis “Made in EU” certificate for manufacturing solar cells and solar modules comprised entirely of European components. The certificate demonstrates that European customers can rely on Hanwha Q CELLS to engineer and manufacture high quality products in Germany and within the European Union.



Office address in France Hanwha Q CELLS France Immeuble le CALYPSO

25, Rue de la petite Duranne 13100 AIX EN PROVENCE



About Hanwha Q CELLS

Hanwha Q CELLS is headquartered in Germany and one of the world’s leading photovoltaics companies, offering a wide range of high quality photovoltaic products, solutions and services “Engineered in Germany”. Next to its premium quality products from modules to solar systems and power plants the company also offers financial stability being part of the South Korean Top-Ten business enterprise Hanwha Group. At its headquarters in Thalheim (Germany) Hanwha Q CELLS has a unique setup of R&D and production enabling the company to develop technologically leading products and innovative manufacturing methods. The cell production sites in Malaysia and Germany and the module production line in Germany are the core of manufacturing. In addition, the company converts its high-efficiency


solar cells into modules in cooperation with certified contractors in Europe and Asia. Hanwha Q CELLS sells its products via its international sales network with branches in Germany (HQ), Malaysia, Korea, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. Thanks to its truly international setup, high quality products and the financial stability, Hanwha Q CELLS is the reliable partner for PV customers around the globe.



About Hanwha Group

Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea with 51 domestic affiliates and 109 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 60 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from basic chemicals and advanced materials to property development and total solar energy solutions. The finance network, covering banking, insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank finance group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses. For more information, visit:



Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH

Sonnenallee 17-21

06766 Bitterfeld-Wolfen (OT Thalheim), Germany


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Executive Board

Hee Cheul Kim (CEO), Kye Chun Son (CFO), Dr. Andreas v. Zitzewitz (COO), Koo Yung Lee (CCO)