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February 22, 2011


Baoding/China, Oporto/Portugal –Critical Manufacturing, an enterprisewhich creates leading edge software solutions for the high-tech manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors, announced today that Juli New Energy Co. Ltd., subsidiary of Juli Group, located in Baoding, known as the China Electric Valley, has selected cmNavigo’s Solar Edition MES from Critical Manufacturing.

Juli New Energy manufactures high-quality photovoltaic products using the most advanced equipment in the world and providing clean, reliable PV products for civil, commercial, industrial and large scale public facilities both off-grid and on-grid all over the world. With 400MW/year production capacity of crystalline silicon and solar cells, and 600MW/year production capacity of solar modules, Juli’s Baoding facilities are among the most advanced photovoltaic manufacturing facilities worldwide.

The implementation will be performed by Critical Manufacturing’s Chinese entity, which has been supporting the strong demand for software automation in Asia.

Juli is at the technology leading edge, significantly investing in innovation and promoting cooperation with well-known scientific and research institutions, aiming to provide the most efficient and reliable photovoltaic products in the world.” Indicate Ms. Joy Zhou, Director/COO, and Dr. Xu Ying, VP/CTO, of Juli New Energy. “Following this line of innovation and the need to maximize its automation investment, Juli could only select a state-of-the-art MES system like cmNavigo, based on the latest technologies and incorporating all the experience Critical Manufacturing brings from the semiconductor industry” they add.

cmNavigo’s 3.0 Solar Edition is a new generation MES system entirely based on the latest Microsoft Technologies, created to address the most complex and demanding requirements of photovoltaic facilities, ensuring full traceability from silicon and ingot to finished panel, while efficiently managing all aspects of highly automated facilities and manufacturing intelligence needs.

We are thrilled with the selection of cmNavigo by Juli New Energy, as it’s a perfect fit for our Solar Edition, given the need to cover the full manufacturing cycle of mono and poly crystalline products, from crystallization and wafering, through cell manufacturing, to finalized solar modules” says Yong-Wun Lau, Critical Manufacturing’s China MD. “At the same time, the facility is highly advanced, with high automation and significant volume, so it requires a system that can efficiently cope with modeling of all materials, containers and equipment throughout the manufacturing lines, while simultaneously performing efficiently under the high load and automation requirements” he adds

About Critical Manufacturing S.A.

Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of international renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for the advanced manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany and China.

For more information, visit or contact us at [email protected]

About Juli New Energy Co. Ltd.

Juli New Energy is a professional high-tech enterprise in R&D, manufacturing, selling of crystalline silicon, silicon wafer, crystalline silicon solar cells, solar modules, and investing, developing and operating of PV power plant, and production, design construction of flat-plate collector and solar thermal system.

Juli New Energy Co., Ltd. is also actively continuing to carry out product promotion, trading, PV project investment, development and operation worldwide. Juli made contribution to improve the environment and quality of life.

For more information please visit www.julisolar.comor contact us at [email protected],com

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