SAN FRANCISCO and WUXI, China, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, today announced it has been granted preliminary injunctions in Germany against "Suntech Power Holding (Hongkong) Co., Limited", which is unrelated to Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd, and two identified distributors. The preliminary injunctions prohibit the Hong-Kong based company and its distributors from distributing products that are branded "Suntech".
Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO said, "While there have only been isolated cases of unrelated companies offering imitation products, we are determined to proactively protect our customers' interests and the integrity of the Suntech brand by vigorously pursuing companies that seek to unlawfully profit from the Suntech brand or produce imitation products."
Dr. Shi continued, "Due to our stringent quality control programs, Suntech solar products offer industry leading power output guarantees and frequently exceed project performance targets. They have also been utilized in many of the world's largest and highest profile PV solar projects. We are proud of this record and will employ all legal resources available to defend the integrity of the Suntech brand."
Over 250 Suntech R&D engineers and scientists, and more than 700 Suntech quality control specialists contribute to ensuring that Suntech products deliver industry leading quality and power output guarantees. Suntech's product quality and performance have been confirmed by globally recognized testing authorities such as TUV, VDE, UL, and ASU. In addition, all Suntech manufacturing locations have been accredited with ISO9000 Quality Management and ISO14000 Environmental Management standards.
Non-genuine and imitation products can often be identified by closely comparing the logos and product names with the genuine Suntech logo and product names, which can be found on the Suntech website ( http://www.suntech-power.com ) under Products & Services : Product Showroom or at the following link http://am.suntech-power.com/en/products-and-services.html .
If you would like to verify genuine Suntech products, report imitation or counterfeit products, or find the contact information of the closest authorized Suntech dealer to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our customer service hotline is: +86 400-8888-009 and email address is: email@example.com .
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) is the world's leading solar energy company as measured by production output of solar modules. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets premium-quality, high-output, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solar products for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech's patent-pending Pluto technology for crystalline silicon solar cells improves power output by up to 12% compared to conventional production methods.
Suntech also offers one of the broadest ranges of building-integrated solar products under the MSK Solar Design Line(TM). Suntech designs and delivers commercial and utility scale solar power systems through its wholly owned subsidiaries Suntech Energy Solutions and Suntech Energy Engineering and will own and operate projects greater than 10 megawatts in the United States through Gemini Solar Development Company, a joint venture with MMA Renewable Ventures. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland and the United States and sales offices worldwide, Suntech is passionate about improving the environment we live in and dedicated to developing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development. For more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com .
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This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements, and includes Suntech's continued ability to offer industry leading power output guarantees and frequently exceed project performance targets; and Suntech's ability to protect the integrity of the Suntech brand and prohibit the distribution of imitation products. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.
For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations Director
In the United States:
Sanjay M. Hurry
The Piacente Group, Inc. (Investor Relations Counsel, Suntech)
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