Flisom votes for Hungary to establish its first plant abroad - VIDEO REPORT

Flisom votes for Hungary to establish its first plant abroad - VIDEO REPORT

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Róbert Ésik, CEO of HIPA

Flisom chose Kecskemét for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. The Swiss technology company is going to produce ultra-thin, light and flexible solar cells using the most modern technology available. These solar panels are 98% lighter than the average on the market. Flisom's innovative products are used in the construction, automotive, aviation, and space industries, among others.

Switzerland-based Flisom AG was established by the Laboratory of Solid State Physics of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH Zurich) in 2005. The technology company is primarily concerned with solar cell technologies, their industry-leading product eFilm, which is essentially a "solar cell film" in which the solar panels are already "printed" on an ultra-thin layer of plastic film. As the market leader in Switzerland, Flisom uses proprietary technology to design flexible solar panels for production that are 98% lighter than the others available on the market. These light and flexible panels can be applied to different surfaces due to their nature, such as lightweight roofs, building facades or other curved surfaces. Therefore, their solar cells are used in the construction, automotive, aviation and space industries, among others.

The company is going to establish its first high-capacity production unit in Kecskemét. The 50 MW plant, which will be built by an investment worth approximately EUR 40 million, is going to serve the rapidly growing market demands, while also creating 140 new jobs.