Despatch Industries Receives Large Firing Furnace Order from Trina Solar and Achieves Sales Milestone in China Solar Market

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces that Trina Solar has placed a large quantity order for the company's metallization firing furnaces. Trina Solar, one of the solar industries' top manufacturers, will be implementing the furnaces into their latest production expansion. This large order raises the total number of Despatch firing furnaces sold into China to over 500 units.

"We are very pleased that Trina Solar has chosen to utilize Despatch metallization firing technology in their latest production expansion," states Adam Ge, Managing Director of Despatch's China operation. "This has been a year of record growth for Despatch, primarily due to the expanding solar business in China. We are proud that the world's top solar manufacturing companies, like Trina Solar, choose Despatch technology and equipment to achieve the highest levels of performance and quality."

Despatch's CF Series and UltraFlex(TM) metallization firing furnaces remain the number one choice among global solar cell manufacturers. In the last year, Despatch has seen a surge in demand for its firing furnaces from solar manufacturing companies in China. This heightened demand has allowed Despatch to achieve another milestone of selling over 500 firing furnace units into China.

"We are happy to be working with Despatch on this new project," states Patrick Lu, Trina Solar's Vice President of Supply Chain Management. "Despatch is a trusted partner that shares our commitment to superior quality and customer satisfaction."

About Despatch Industries: Despatch Industries is the global leader in producing innovative, next generation tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry. The company's regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs. For more information on Despatch visit our website:

About Trina Solar Limited: Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co. Ltd., is a well recognized manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since its foundation in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integrated business model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high quality modules. Trina Solar's products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applications worldwide.

For further information, please visit Trina Solar's website at

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