We started off as a classic automation specialist – today we are an established global manufacturer of integrated production systems. Manz’s story is the story of recognizing opportunities early on and making systematic use of them.
Start of strategic collaboration with Shanghai Electric and Shenhua in CIGS thin-film solar technology
Acquisition of KLEO, a company of the ZEISS Group; expansion of portfolio by laser direct imaging technology
Acquisition of mechanical engineering division of Kemet Electronics Italy (formerly Arcotronics) for enlargement of technology portfolio in Battery division
Manz becomes global leading equipment supplier for the touch panel production
First order from AMOLED display industry
Manz acquires CIGS modules innovation line from Würth Solar. Foundation of Manz CIGS Technology GmbH.
Inauguration of new facilities in Suzhou (China) with 20,000 sqm production capacity
Manz presents world record thin-film production size module with efficiency of 14 %.
Establishment of the Manz Coating GmbH, development center for vacuum-coating technology. Acquisition of the exclusive rights of use of Wuerth Solar’s CIGS production technology
R&D partnership for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries
Gained additional technological expertise and manufacturing capacity through the acquisition of Manz Slovakia und Intech (Taiwan)
Accepted into the regulated market (Prime Standard)
Acquisition of Christian Majer (Germany) effective January 1, 2008, for the purpose of expanding manufacturing capacity
IPO on the Entry Standard market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Entered into the thin-film market with equipment for the mechanical scribing of solar modules
Delivered the first automation system for fully automated crystalline solar cell manufacturing lines
Developed the first fully automated quality testing and sorting system for crystalline solar cells
Delivered the first automation solution for the FPD industry to Asia
Developed the first automation system for processing crystalline solar cells in a pilot manufacturing project
Manz Automatisierungstechnik GmbH founded