SCHMID in Media

The SCHMID Group is a technology leader and thus a sought-after source for journalists. On this page you find a selection of recently published interviews and technical articles.

SCHMID in Media

IIANews | Industrial automation to solve manufacturing challenges

March 27, 2017 | en, cn

Chinese labor costs and product quality requirements rise quickly. For most manufacturers, the only way to solve these challenges is industrial automation. On the search for answers IIANews reporters talked with Mr. Luca Santini, SCHMID Director Sales Asia for the Business Unit Automation, who experienced strongly increasing demand for their montrac® system over the past three years.

You can find the full interview >here.


SIAF 2017 | Efficient automation with montrac®

March 23, 2017 | en, cn

This year’s SIAF in Guangzhou (China) attracted almost 50,000 visitors. Key point of interest: Efficient industrial automation. So the unique transport system montrac® was one of the technology highlights – also for the SIAF team. During their interview special focus was the sensor-controlled safety technology making montrac® freely accessible at trade fairs and at the more than 1,500 installations worldwide.


pv magazine award | Shaving cents off wafers

March 13, 2017 | en

SCHMID has received the pv magazine award in the categrory “Top Innovation” for its latest development, called DW PreTex. An independent jury of scientists and managers within the PV industry agrees: The inline process for texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers brings the PV manufacturers significant benefits, expected to be in the range of three to six percent.

You can find the full article >here.

automation | Smartly linked

March 7, 2017 | de

In the production of tablet tubes for the pharmaceutical and food industries JACO counts on montrac®. The German magazine automation, which has been providing information on production and process automation for more than 30 years, has looked closely at the advantages of montrac®. At JACO the intelligent transport system links injection molding machines with printing machines, is mounted on the ceiling to save space and complies with strict hygiene requirements.


PV-Tech | PV CellTech Talk with Dr. Christian Buchner

March 1, 2017 | en

At the PV CellTech 2017 conference in Malaysia, the top 20 cell manufacturers, suppliers and research institutes exchange their latest findings. As a technology leader, SCHMID was already a sought-after source last year. Now, on 14 and 15 March 2017, the conference will be held again. Dr. Christian Buchner, head of the business unit Photovoltaics at SCHMID Group, will be presenting the latest PV equipment. PV-Tech was already able to exclusively talk with Dr. Christian Buchner.

You can find the full interview >here.

Schwarzwälder Bote | SCHMID back in the black

February 1, 2017 | de

The SCHMID Group is back in the black and enters new growth markets. The German daily newspaper Schwarzwälder Bote visited SCHMID at its headquarters in Freudenstadt and notes that the company has kept high its innovative strength even during the crisis. Four business units use many synergies. That pays off. In 2017 SCHMID expects a significant increase in turnover.

Solar TR2016 | SCHMID Pekintas Energy a pioneer in Turkey

January 19, 2017 | en

At SOLAR TR2016 pioneer SCHMID was a sought-after source of information. “We give our little green contribution to the environment,” said Angelo Del ZOTTI from SCHMID Pekintas Energy when asked about the growing PV business in Turkey. Since 2014 the joint venture of the Turkish construction company Pekintas and the SCHMID Group has produced PV modules in Turkey.

ees International | Insights on Vanadium from a Market Player’s Perspective

December 19, 2016 | en

SCHMID Energy Systems develops, produces and distributes stationary energy storage based on the powerful Vanadium Redox Flow Technology. In an interview with ees International Dr Henrik Buschmann gives insights into the potentials of vanadium for energy storage in general and for different market segments in particular, especially the large scale sector. Moreover, he expresses his views on how important energy storage is for emerging markets in order to stabilize and balance the energy.

Automationspraxis | Transport system links injection molding machines with printing machines

December 8, 2016 | de

In the production of tablet tubes for the pharmaceutical and food industries JACO counts on montrac®. The intelligent transport system links injection molding machines with printing machines, is mounted on the ceiling to save space and complies with strict hygiene requirements. In its special „Pharma & Medtech“ the German magazine Automationspraxis the benefits for the plastic packaging specialist.

KPRESS | Inauguration of the first Kyrgyz module production

November 30, 2016 | en

The first Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Abulgasiev and SCHMID President Christian Schmid inaugurated the first Kyrgyz module production. The novelty: instead of conveyors NewTech uses the the transport system montrac® to link the individual machines. SCHMID delivered as general contractor the high-tech equipment for an annual capacity of 120,000 modules. Kyrqyz television station KPRESS reported about the lighthouse project for whole Central Asia.

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PES China | Solutions for the total value chain of photovoltaics

November 11, 2016 | cn

In its Asian edition PES has a look at some of the latest solutions that SCHMID offers to the PV industry. New innovations for PERC- und PERT-cells reduce production costs and increase efficiency. In module production the SCHMID transport system montrac® now also shows its advantages that it has proven in other industries already.

CERN Courier | montrac® against cancer

September 28, 2016 | en

A new project called CERN MEDICIS aims to produce novel isotopes as diagnostic agents and treatments for brain and pancreatic cancers. In the CERN laboratory the targets for exotic isotopes are efficiently transported by the SCHMID montrac® system.

CCTV | China’s president visits PV production powered by SCHMID

August 25, 2016 | cn

Solarthemen | Dr. Christian Buchner: Europe is important for PV

August 8, 2016 | de

Dr. Christian Buchner, Vice President Business Unit Photovoltaics SCHMID Group, has experienced the ups and downs in the PV sector, which also hit the equipment manufacturers. Solarthemen spoke with him about new business opportunities and Europe as a location for the PV-industry.

DIE ZEIT | Medium-sized companies in China

April 21, 2016 | de

“The hunter must follow the herd. Which markets promise success, what mistakes are the worst? A conversation with three German medium-sized companies, who have taken the road to the Far East. The experienced: Helmut Rauch, Vice President Operations + Human Resources SCHMID Group.

PLUS | New module line generation and innovative etching solutions

January 14, 2016 | de

At the productronica 2015 the SCHMID Group presented its new module line generation InfinityLine for the first time to the international audience. In addition, innovative etching solutions were introduced under the title “NEO” (New Etching Options). These revolutionize the etching result.

pv magazine | Christian Buchner: Revival within the equipment industry

August 17, 2015

Interview: Christian Buchner, Head of Business Unit Photovoltaics at SCHMID, talks with the pv magazine about manufacturing equipment, the multi-busbar technology and manufacturing capacity expansions.