Manz AG is a globally active high-tech engineering company. Its business activities focus on the automotive industry and electromobility, battery production, electronics, energy, and medical technology. With many years of expertise in automation, laser processing, vision and metrology, wet chemistry, and roll-to-roll processes, the company offers manufacturers and their suppliers innovative production solutions in the areas of photovoltaics, electronics and lithium-ion battery technology. The company's product portfolio includes both customer-specific developments and standardized machines and modules that can be linked together to form individual system solutions. Manz AG is involved in customer projects from a very early stage, and is thus contributing significantly to the success of its customers with high quality, needs-oriented solutions. In addition to the CIGSfab turnkey production line in the Solar segment, the company focuses specifically on the automotive industry in the Electronics and Energy Storage segments. With its efficient and competitive lithium-ion battery manufacturing equipment – from cell to the finished pack – and automated assembly lines for cell contacting systems, Manz is an important industry partner for the conversion from the classic to the electric powertrain. The company, listed on the stock exchange in Germany since 2006, currently develops and manufactures in Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, China and Taiwan. It also has sales and service branches in the USA and India. Worldwide, Manz AG currently employs around 1,700 people, about half of them in Asia. This region is critical for the company's target industries. Manz Group revenue in the 2017 financial year totaled around 325 million euros.