For a more cost-effective resource utilization and management, AUO has decided to centralize all R&D and manufacturing resources in Taiwan and close the Solar Module manufacturing facility in Brno, Czech Republic.
AUO will continue to support the Solar Industry in Europe with Sales and Engineering Services. The company will continue the development of high efficiency and quality modules solutions as well as energy management services and maintain the commitment of long-term product warranties to all their European customers.
The EU officially ended the MIP on solar module imports from China on September 2018, but there are still many raw materials or components subject to taxation when importing into the EU. This makes the manufacturers who insist on European-made module face fierce price competition against Chinese-made modules. For a more sustainable business operation and services, AUO decided to close the Czech fab and centralize R&D and manufacturing resources in Taiwan. In the meantime, the EU sales and Engineering services teams will continue to provide local support.
Czech fab is responsible for the manufacturing / assembling of 5 busbar p-mono PERC modules, which will be delivered from Taiwan in the future after the Czech factory is closed. All customers' rights shall remain unaffected.