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JA Solar expands its module manufacturing operation

Posted: 08 Jul 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:solar cell  manufacturing JA Solar Shanghai operation 

JA Solar is expanding its module manufacturing operation by acquiring Shanghai Jinglong Solar Technology Co., Ltd. It has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the shares of Shanghai Jinglong Solar Technology Co. Ltd from Ningjin Jinglong PV Investment Co. Ltd, a company controlled by JA Solar's chairman, Baofang Jin.

Located in the Minhang Export Processing Zone within the Fengxian district of Shanghai, Shanghai Jinglong Solar owns the land, building and facility currently being leased by JA Solar for its module production operation in Fengxian, Shanghai. Through the acquisition, JA Solar would acquire approximately 206,590m² of land, 58,706m² of buildings and related facilities.

Under the terms of the agreement, JA Solar will acquire Shanghai Jinglong Solar for a cash consideration of Rs.135.30 crore ($29.3 million), representing the fair value of the company based on an independent third party valuation. The acquisition will enhance JA Solar's ability to further expand its manufacturing operation to better support customers' growing requirements.

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