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Envelon Brings Solar Production to Bavaria

A guided tour at the opening of ENVELON's solar panel production

On Sept. 16, solar panel production was launched at Envelon's headquarters in the Bavarian town of Hamlar. This marks another major step in expanding synergies with the Grenzebach Group, which the company specializing in photovoltaic façades has been part of since 2021. The new facility will initially create numerous new jobs at Grenzebach’s headquarters.

Grenzebach founder Rudolf Grenzebach, principal shareholder Sonja Grenzebach-Proeller, Dr. Steven Althaus, CEO of the Grenzebach Group, and Hans-Peter Merklein, general manager of Grenzebach Envelon GmbH, opened the new production facility in the presence of numerous guests from the worlds of business and politics.

“We are proud of this forward-looking step,” says Althaus. “With its photovoltaic façades, Envelon can make a major contribution to the energy transition in Germany, Europe, and overseas. This will help effectively combat climate change, which is an urgent necessity for all of us – and set the course for the future direction of our company.”

ENVELON and Grenzebach create synergies “Made in Germany”

Grenzebach Group has already made an international name for itself in the past through the manufacture of solar panels and the construction of large-scale photovoltaic systems. Both companies want to innovate to meet the current and future challenges posed by climate change and carbon neutrality.

As Merklein emphasized, the combination of Grenzebach’s know-how in glass production technology and digitalization and Envelon’s start-up spirit results in an exceptionally effective combination.

“By consolidating Envelon production in Hamlar, we are remaining true to our ‘Made in Germany philosophy.’ We believe in the potential of our photovoltaic façades and are focusing on organic growth here in Bavaria," says Merklein.

Significant demand from countries such as China and the United States highlights the need for innovative solutions in the energy sector, say officials. Increasing technical efficiency and expanding public funding are essential steps for the further development of this sector.