SOLON and Bauder Agree to Sales Cooperation
Berlin/Stuttgart, Germany, 1 February 2012. SOLON and Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG, the leading European manufacturer of roof systems, have entered into a sales cooperation agreement. This was announced today by Bauder general manager Paul-Herrmann Bauder on occasion of the trade fair “Dach und Holz” in Stuttgart. In the future these companies will jointly offer a photovoltaic solution for flat roofs sealed with bitumen or plastic. This solution, the SOLON system SOLfixx, is specifically designed for flat roofs with reduced load bearing capacities and can be mounted without ballasting or roof penetration.
As part of their partnership, SOLON and Bauder are offering a product the likes of which have never been seen before: The substructure of the module is welded to the roof sheeting – in full compliance with the warranties for both the roof and the PV system.
The SOLON SOLfixx in combination with Bauder roof membranes is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to build or replace a flat roof with photovoltaics. “About 90 percent of all industrial flat roofs in Germany are sealed with bitumen or plastic membranes,” says Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of SOLON SE. “The SOLON SOLfixx was specifically developed for those kinds of roofs. Thanks to our cooperation with the industry leader Bauder, we can tap into an enormous market.”
In each project SOLON will oversee PV system planning and design and supply both inverters and cables. The warranties for roofs and PV system substructures are valid for 15 years; the SOLON SOLfixx comes with a 10-year product warranty and a 25-year staggered performance guarantee.
In 2012 SOLON intends to collaborate with other market players in similar sales partnerships. SOLON previously collaborated with the UK steel producer Tata Steel to offer the SOLON SOLbond Integra product, a complete PV solution for metal roofs.
The booth of SOLON SE is located in hall 7, booth 7.512.
To see the SOLON SOLfixx at the fair, please visit:
Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG in hall 3, booth 3.206/3.408.
About SOLON SE:
SOLON SE is one of the largest solar module manufacturers in Europe and suppliers of solar system technology for large-scale roof-mounted and ground-mounted systems. The SOLON group is represented by subsidiaries in Germany, Italy, France, and the U.S. and employs around 800 people globally. SOLON’s core business is the production of solar modules and photovoltaic systems, and the project planning and construction of large-scale roof-mounted systems and turnkey power plants worldwide.
About Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG:
Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG in Stuttgart, Germany, is the leading manufacturer of roofing systems in Europe and has been owner-operated for more than 150 years. Bauder can offer comprehensive customer support as well as all the materials necessary for sealing, insulating and greening roofs from a single source.
Bauder sealing solutions are now used in every fifth flat roof and every fifth over rafter insulation in Germany. Around 750 employees work in the company’s main plant in Stuttgart and in five other plants located in Bochum, Landsberg near Halle, Achim near Bremen, Bernsdorf and Schwepnitz near Dresden. To ensure close customer contact, the company has also established six sales groups in Germany and distribution centers in 13 different countries.