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Baxiroca unveils the largest solar panel manufacturing plant in Spain

The Catalan company opts for sustainable energy and internationalisation to get through the economic difficulties. With this move, Baxiroca hopes to become Europe’s major supplier. The plant has cost 4 million euros and will export 80% of its production.

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10 February 2012 10:05 PM

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ACN / Norma Vidal / Joëlle Philippe

Castellbisbal (ACN).\u2013 The Catalan company Baxiroca, specialised in manufacturing heating solutions, has unveiled the largest solar energy panel\u2019s fabrication centre in Spain. With this move, Baxiroca hopes to become Europe\u2019s major supplier. The plant has cost 4 million euros and will export 80% of its production. This following year it will incorporate a system of automatic production that will allow for the production of 150,000 square meters of solar panels per year.


The group BDR Thermea, owner of Baxiroca, firmly backs the plant of Castellbisbal, on the outskirts of Barcelona. The company has expanded the factory and has turned it into a new excellency centre in the field of solar thermal energy. The plant has been built with the aim of becoming the major export brand in Spain within solar panel industry. It currently exports 80% of the production in countries like France, Germany or Portugal. \u201CWe also expect to open new markets in South America\u201D, said director-general Jordi Mestres.

Mestres has also explained that the company wants to keep innovating and developing sustainable energy. Baxiroca is also advancing towards a new efficient heating model, based on the integration of technologies such as \u201Cmicro-cogeneration\u201D which grants the generation of domestic electricity reducing CO2 emissions. 

At present, the BDR Thermea group has sales of 1,800 million euros and has 6,400 employees throughout Europe, 300 of whom are working for Baxiroca.

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  • Baxiroca's plant in Castellbisbal (by N. Vidal)

  • Baxiroca's plant in Castellbisbal (by N. Vidal)

  • Baxiroca's plant in Castellbisbal (by N. Vidal)
  • Baxiroca's plant in Castellbisbal (by N. Vidal)