IBC SOLAR partners with UFW Ltd in the UK
Bad Staffelstein, Germany, May 8th, 2013 – IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems, has entered into an exclusivity agreement with UFW Ltd, a diversified alternative energy company in Great Britain. The wholesaler is now IBC SOLAR’s sole distribution partner in the UK. As a Premium Partner, UFW will, where possible, source its PV product portfolio from IBC SOLAR. Both parties benefit from the mutual agreement: IBC SOLAR now sells exclusively to UFW in the UK, while UFW will support all existing and future IBC SOLAR customers in the UK market.
”The UK PV industry holds significant potential for growth, particularly when it comes to roof installations,” said Antje Anzi, Director of International Sales for IBC SOLAR. Of the new partnership, Anzi said, “UFW is well-known and well-established in the UK. We are looking forward to further developing our presence in this important market together. With UFW, we will continue to provide our customers with products and services that have been tested to the highest German quality standards.”
As part of its wide portfolio of renewable energy solutions, UFW now offers PV solutions from IBC SOLAR to both large commercial customers and households. The wholesaler is committed to quality: “UFW ensures quality throughout the company, from the level of service we provide to the training given to our staff. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and see this as an integral and core part of our business.” IBC SOLAR shares this commitment, which makes this strategic partnership not only fruitful for both companies, but also beneficial for the customer.
IBC SOLAR is internationally established, with subsidiaries and partners in important and growing international markets in and outside of Europe. For the PV expert, premium partnerships have proven successful in many other markets, where IBC SOLAR has enjoyed long-standing relationships with its Premium Partners. Both parties benefit from the cooperation: Premium Partners are well-established in the local markets, they are familiar with the market’s idiosyncrasies and structures, and offer solutions that meet the specific needs of the customer. In return, IBC SOLAR guarantees its partners reliable stock of high quality products, unique service, and access to the know-how and experience of one of the pioneers of the PV industry.
About UFW Ltd
UFW Ltd is a diversified alternative energy company with national coverage, currently offering ground and air source heat pumps, solar PV, solar thermal, biomass, underfloor heating, rainwater harvesting and energy control equipment to both large commercial customers and households. The company currently employs 45 people and continues to invest in new warehouses, distribution centres, training and exhibition facilities across the UK.
UFW Ltd is part of DCC New Energy. DCC Energy has undertaken a strategic review of growth opportunities in the alternative energy sector. The company has determined that significant drivers, including consistent market growth, strong regulatory support and increasing customer demand, as well as a group commitment to sustainable development, underline opportunities for long-term growth. UFW and DCC New Energy’s shared goal is to be the market leader of innovative renewable energy solutions in the UK, Ireland and internationally.