Shanghai – 11 August 2014 - JinkoSolar has opened a solar module factory in Cape Town, South Africa. The factory covers an area of 5,000m2 and has annual production capacity of 120MW. JinkoSolar invested a total of approximately USD7.5 million in the factory which is expected to create 250 jobs.
"We are proud to be the first foreign solar manufacturer to have built production facilities in South Africa," commented Mr. Kangping Chen, JinkoSolar's Chief Executive Officer. "Since winning our first South African tender in 2012, JinkoSolar has become the market leader having sold over 300MW to date. The completion of this factory highlights JinkoSolar's strong capital base and ability to diversify its global manufacturing facilities geographically. The factory will also enhance JinkoSolar's global production chain allowing it to serve customers across the region with local content. We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers around the world as we work to increase shareholder value over the long-term."
JinkoSolar is a global leader in the solar PV industry with production operations in Jiangxi and Zhejiang Provinces in China and sales and marketing offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Zug, Switzerland; San Francisco, the United States; Queensland, Australia; Ontario, Canada; Singapore; Tokyo, Japan; and Cape town, South Africa. JinkoSolar has built a vertically integrated solar product value chain, with an integrated annual capacity of approximately 2.0 GW each for silicon ingots, wafers and solar cells and approximately 2.1 GW for solar modules, as of March 31, 2014.