Friday, February 17, 2012

JA Solar's PV Testing Laboratory Joins Intertek's Global "Satellite Program"


SHANGHAI, China, Feb. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO) ("JA Solar" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar cells and solar power products, today announced that it has joined Intertek's "Satellite Program." A strategic cooperation MOU was also signed between Intertek and JA Solar to strengthen cooperation in the fields of quality, safety and ecology.

Intertek's "Satellite Program" is a revolutionary data acceptance program that seamlessly integrates speed, flexibility, cost effectiveness, and certification marks, and issues test reports to customers on the basis of accepting internal laboratory test data of qualified customers. The designation by Intertek as a "Satellite Program" certified laboratory is a professional recognition of JA Solar's quality management system, and enables JA Solar to become more independent in controlling its product testing and certification processes, thereby significantly improving the product operating cycle and helping JA Solar further strengthen its leadership in product quality.

Dr. Peng Fang, CEO of JA Solar, said: "JA Solar always insists on high quality and technological innovation and is always seeking to make new breakthroughs. We believe the cooperation with Intertek, an international third-party certification provider, will provide us with deep industry insight and an exceptional ability to further enhance our product quality and technical innovation. It will also aid our continued expansion into the international market."

Mr. Gregg Tiemann, Chief Executive of Intertek Commercial & Electrical, stressed at the signing ceremony: "Intertek and JA Solar share a common vision to promote the development of the global new energy field and are optimistic about the future development trend of the PV industry. Through this strategic partnership, Intertek will make full use of its extensive experience in boosting global trade and its expertise in technical knowledge to assist JA Solar in capturing future growth opportunities."