Dec 10, 2012 - German facade and solar technology company Schueco International has hired three auction firms to sell its solar module manufacturing and research and development (R&D) assets.
Maynards Europe GmbH, Hilco Industrial Europe and Heritage Global Partners Europe said Friday they had been engaged to manage the disposal of Schueco's assets at its plants in Osterweddingen and Grossroehrsdorf as well as its R&D centre in Bielefeld, all in Germany.
Schueco in the summer unveiled plans to wind up thin-film solar module production and close the two plants and the R&D unit by the end of the year.
Sales have already kicked off with a private treaty sale of two 60-MW turnkey solar module production facilities, the announcement said. R&D tools and test and measurement equipment, together with thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module production equipment, is scheduled to be sold in three online auctions in December, February and March. There is an option for the buyers to acquire the buildings and premises.
"The equipment and technology offered can, together with a potential know-how-transfer, quickly put a buyer into a market-leading manufacturing position in the field of thin-film solar modules and BIPV [building-integrated photovoltaic]," Hilco managing director Daniel Gray said.
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