Manz AG based in Reutlingen, Germany, is a world-leading high-tech engineering company. Founded in 1987, the company has amassed expertise in seven areas of technology, including automation, metrology, laser processing, vacuum coating, wet chemistry, printing and coating, as well as roll-to-roll processes. The technologies are deployed in three strategic fields, the “Display”, “Solar” and “Battery” segments and continuously further developed.
In the solar market, Manz successfully develops system solutions for the production of crystalline silicon solar cells and thin-film solar modules. With the integrated turnkey production line for CIGS thin-film modules, the CIGSfab, Manz offers an attractive investment opportunity with an IRR of >15 %. By investing in this fully integrated production line, customers of Manz can reach lowest cost of energy and thus maximize their profit.
The company, led by founder Dieter Manz, has been listed on the stock exchange in Germany since 2006, and currently operates production facilities in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, China, and Taiwan. Manz AG also has sales and service branches in the USA, South Korea and India. At the beginning of 2015, Manz AG had approximately 1,900 employees, 900 of which work in Asia. Revenue in the past financial year amounted to EUR 306 million.