Due to its growth and a correspondingly growing customer base, BP Solar has decided to work with specialised Off-Grid Master Partners to be able to provide its customer network and key accounts with an efficient and high quality service.
In this context, BP Solar and Phaesun GmbH agreed on the transfer of the Off-Grid systems department of the French BP Solar subsidiary to Phaesun. In the future, Phaesun GmbH from Memmingen/Germany will lead the department as a new branch under the name Phaesun France SAS. With this step, Phaesun combines its core competencies in the area of photovoltaics and wind energy with the BP Solar expertise in pumping systems and telecommunication systems. Phaesun therefore turns from an Off-Grid Specialist into an Off-Grid Expert.
Research, development and production are consolidated under one roof in the southern French town of Vendargues near Montpellier. The new branch focuses on solutions for the telecommunication and the Oil and Gas sector in Africa and the Middle East. The corresponding product range has been taken over by holding Phaesun in Germany. It complements the existing Phaesun product portfolio in an optimal way and increases the technical opportunities.
The managing director of Phaesun France SAS is the former head of the Off-Grid department of Apex BP Solar, Michel Mansard. His team consists of seven team members, all of whom are former employees of his former Off-Grid department. 'Phaesun is creating a unique off-grid dedicated structure with worldwide distribution and project capabilities', explains Michel Mansard. 'The foundation of Phaesun France SAS offers new possibilities to both companies. BP Solar keeps a fully operational access to its quality products for tomorrow's solar energy markets.'
'The know-how transfer is enormous. The team of Phaesun France consists of absolute experts in the field of industrial Off-Grid-projects in the oil and gas industry and in the telecommunication sector', says Tobias Zwirner, Chief Executive Officer of Phaesun. 'In combination with our expertise in the field of sales, logistics and supply chain management, new synergies will be created. With Phaesun France SAS we have created a unique company in the PV-Off-Grid sector with 30 years of expertise which will set industry standards for the future.'
About Phaesun GmbH
Phaesun GmbH with headquarters in Memmingen, Germany, is a service, sales and marketing specialist in Off-Grid photovoltaic and wind energy systems. As one of the leading system integrators for stand alone solutions, Phaesun offers all the leading brands of the Off-Grid solar and wind market.
International project management, targeted customer trainings and technical support complete the portfolio. Phaesun has branches in Eritrea and France and relies on a worldwide network of partners and customers.
About BP Solar
BP Solar, part of BP Alternative Energy, is a global company with over 37 years experience in the design, manufacturing and marketing of products which use the sun's energy to generate electricity for a wide range of applications in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
In France, BP Solar sells 3kWp residential systems through a network of qualified installers, sells mid-size commercial projects (agriculture, government) through selected project partners, and develops large ground-mounted installations.
BP Solar's Small Area Module range for off-grid applications is still available from a number of distributors.