TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global
leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, and
TÜV Rheinland PTL, a leading provider of solar and photovoltaic (PV)
testing, today announced that TÜV Rheinland PTL has audited and
approved Celestica's solar lab in Toronto, Ontario, to provide testing
required for certification of solar modules.
Celestica's Solar Lab is a state-of-the-art facility, with experience in
product testing and analysis, and is capable of carrying out tests for
a variety of PV standards, including UL-1703 / ULC-1703 and IEC-61215
/IEC-61730. It operates independently within the Total Quality
Management System at Celestica, ensuring the integrity of test
procedures and results. The solar lab's testing capabilities and
quality system, aligned with TÜV Rheinland PTL's existing comprehensive
regulatory compliance, testing and certification infrastructure, will
decrease time-to-market for local solar customers.
"We are pleased to receive approval from TÜV Rheinland PTL on our solar
lab in Toronto, helping our customers differentiate and improve the
efficiency of their modules in the highly competitive market," said
John Nastasi, General Manager, Solar, Celestica. "Our solar lab
combined with our manufacturing and global supply chain expertise,
establishes Celestica as a single source for our customers' module
manufacturing and certification requirements."
Acceptance of data from Celestica's solar lab in Toronto helps TÜV
Rheinland PTL expand its North American laboratory footprint, providing
an East Coast testing solution for the North American customers. In
addition to its Tempe, Ariz., location, TÜV Rheinland operates test
laboratories in Bangalore, India; Gyeongsan, Korea; Cologne, Germany;
Osaka and Yokohama, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Taichung, Taiwan.
"We are excited to work with Celestica, whose commitment to smart and
effective solutions for its customers corresponds to TÜV Rheinland's
philosophy," said Bill Shisler, Solar and Fuel Cells Business Field
Manager, TUV Rheinland North America. "Together, we will provide solar
testing services to manufacturers as part of a comprehensive
development program - a convenient and efficient approach drawing on
the strengths of Celestica and TÜV Rheinland for the benefit of our
For more information about TÜV Rheinland PTL, visit www.tuv.com/us/ptl or call toll-free at 1-TUV-RHEINLAND (888-743-4652).
About TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC
Based in Tempe, Ariz., TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC is a leading provider of
safety and performance testing and market certification serving every
sector of the photovoltaic and solar thermal marketplace, from the
supply chain through installation. TÜV Rheinland PTL is a unique
partnership between Arizona State University, an institution with more
than 50 years of research on solar energy and extensive solar testing
know-how, and TÜV Rheinland®, a $2 billion global provider of independent testing, assessment, and
certification services. With an international network across six
continents, TÜV Rheinland® maintains the largest network of Solar Energy Laboratories worldwide, with five major laboratories on
three continents. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us/ptl.
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle
solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified
global operations network and information technology platform, we are
solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our
customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing
a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive
employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and
creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome
For further information on Celestica, visit its website at http://www.celestica.com.
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include, without limitation, the expected benefits to our local solar
customers of our certification to provide testing required for
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SOURCE Celestica Inc.
Image with caption: "Celestica Solar Lab Technician uses the mechanical load tester to test safety and reliability of a solar module (CNW Group/Celestica Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4459_PHOTO_EN_30425.jpg
Image with caption: "The 2-Axis Solar Tracker, as part of Celestica's outdoor solar testing capability, gathers real-time performance degradation data on solar modules (CNW Group/Celestica Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130905_C4459_PHOTO_EN_30424.jpg