Innovative, efficient new technologies
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO at SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and PES go back a long way. This is a company at the forefront of technology. They develop and assemble ground-breaking machines and systems, resulting in efficient and resource-saving production processes, which are used world-wide in the solar/PV industry as well as in other market segments.
PES: Welcome back to PES Solar/PV. It’s a real pleasure to talk with you. For the benefit of our new readers would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and how you currently serve the solar industry?
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck: We thank you for your continued interest in SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and as always, look forward to interacting with PES.
The company was founded in 1995 as a spin-off from Leybold AG, Hanau, Germany. At that time, we started with one product: a small vacuum sputtering system for CDs. Complete turn-key lines were developed very quickly for all optical disc formats (CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc). SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES was and continues to be the world market leader in this segment.
In 2007 the company decided to invest in the solar area. The leading manufacturer of wet chemical cleaning, etching and coating systems, Stangl, with a plant near Munich, was acquired by our organization.
We initially focused on the development of various production systems for thin-film solar cells. With its sputtering and evaporation systems as well as the selenization systems of the CISARIS type, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is now in a global leading position. We have also developed new production machines for crystalline high-performance solar cells that are in use all over the world.
Today we develop and assemble innovative machines and systems for efficient and resource-saving production processes, which are used worldwide in the solar, semiconductor, medical technology as well as consumer goods and data storage sectors.