Analysis

MES bid won for thin-film factory in China

7th September 2016
Anna Flockett

 

Signing a deal with China National Building Materials (CNBM), camLine aims to deliver its InFrame Synapse MES solution to CNBM, supporting a high quality production of CNBM’s own CIGS thin-film PV modules in Anhui.

State owned enterprise, CNBM has recently announced plans to build PV module factories in China with more than 15GW of annual production capacity. Born as a building materials company, CNBM in 2014 acquired German CIGS manufacturer AVANCIS, which has brought its expertise to the Anhui CIGS fab, which will cover a total of 55,000m2 once first phase is completed in 2017.

camLine is one of the leading manufacturing software solution providers with various references in PV module manufacturing worldwide. AVANCIS has been using camLine’s InFrame Synapse MES already for its CIGS thin-film factory in Torgau Germany, which, amongst other reasons, also has had a positive influence on winning the MES bid for camLine.

Eventually, CNBM hopes to expand its CIGS production facility in Anhui to 1.5GW of capacity.

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