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Frost & Sullivan awards first prize to Sputnik Engineering

11-17-2010 09:27 AM CET | Energy & Environment

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/ PR Agency: Press Agency Krampitz, Public Relations for Renewable Energies
Frost & Sullivan „Global Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award 2010“. Copyright: Sputnik Engineering AG

Frost & Sullivan „Global Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award 2010“. Copyright: Sputnik Engineering AG

Global research platform distinguishes the Swiss inverter manufacturer with the "Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award 2010"

Biel, 16 November 2010. Today, Sputnik Engineering has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award. The analysts with the global research platform examined the price/performance ratio, the features, the user friendliness, service and customer orientation of the Swiss manufacturer and compared them with the achievements of its most important competitors in the market for inverters. Today, based on the results, Sputnik has received the "Global Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award 2010“.

"Sputnik Engineering is following sustainable market strategies to offer its customers the greatest value at a competitive price“, explained Nathan Halabrin of Frost & Sullivan. "With its high-quality and reliable solutions Sputnik is one of the few companies in the field of renewable energies that optimally meets the expectations of its customers.“

Frost & Sullivan based its analysis on quantitative and qualitative measurements. The research philosophy is based on the "CEO 360-Degree-Perspective“ which delivers a clear picture of the business environment. The decision matrix follows a10-point scale which allows the performance of each company to be objectively analysed using various, distinctively weighted criteria in comparison with the most important competitors. "By awarding us this prize Frost & Sullivan has confirmed the goals we have set for ourselves,“ said a clearly pleased Sputnik managing director Christoph von Bergen. "It is based on an attractive price/performance ratio, long-term partnerships and our leadership role in the areas of quality and after sales service.“

About Sputnik Engineering AG

Sputnik Engineering AG, a Swiss company, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of grid-connected solar inverters. Under the name SolarMax the company develops, produces and sells inverters for every facility – from photovoltaic systems on single-family homes whose kilowatt output is modest, to the solar power plants whose output is measured in megawatts. The inverter is a key component of the solar plant, transforming the generated direct current into grid-compliant alternating current. Superior efficiency and long service life are the hallmarks of SolarMax products, whose technology is always state of the art,
because of their reliable Swiss quality.

Today, Sputnik Engineering has a staff of 330 at its Swiss corporate headquarters and its subsidiaries in Neuhausen (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Milan (Italy) and Saint Priest (France)
and at their branch locations in Brussels and Prague.

About Frost & Sullivan

The global research platform Frost & Sullivan was founded roughly 50 years ago and, today, they employ some 1,800 analysts and advisers for the analysis of more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies. Their research philosophy, based on a 360-degree perspective, enables the analysts to determine how first-class companies manage growth, innovations and industry leadership globally. They award the prestigious "Global Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award 2010“ based on their determinations.

Sputnik Engineering AG
Höheweg 85
CH-2502 Biel/Bienne
Tel.: +41 32 346 56 00
Fax. +41 32 346 56 09

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