Sharp to relocate HQ to UK

Reports have surfaced that Sharp Solar is set to move its German HQ to its existing manufacturing site in Wrexham handing the UK PV sector a welcome boost.

According to The Guardian, the Japanese firm will announce later this week that it’s HQ will relocate from Hamburg to North Wales despite announcing last year that it planned to reduce operations in Wrexham where it has been manufacturing for 26 years employing some 500 people.

Speaking to the newspaper, Andrew Lee, Sharp Solar UK’s general manager, said the move was designed to create a UK solar centre of excellence by combining the company’s sales functions, manufacturing, head office and laboratories.