Solon and the Saint-Gobain Group agree to sales network


The building materials retailer is currently making a foray with its sales activities into the growth segment of photovoltaics. Using its own ‘Solarkauf’ brand SGBDD has developed a shop-in-shop concept that includes all PV products necessary to install a solar power system. It offers solar modules from SOLON in the segment for premium products.

By the end of the year, ‘Solarkauf’ shops will have been integrated into a total of 45 branches. The defined assortment of photovoltaics products can also be ordered nationwide at nearly 250 sites where the building materials retailer is represented.

??SGBDD places great value on trained professional staff in order to provide customers with qualified advice. For this reason Solon provides employees working in this new business area with comprehensive specialist training on issues related to photovoltaics ultimately allowing staff to provide expert advice to professionals such as craftsmen and even to end consumers.

“This is a meeting of two strong brands. Establishing a sales network with Saint-Gobain Building Distribution puts us even closer to our customers in Germany,” comments Stefan Säuberlich, CEO of Solon SE. “We have set ambitious goals for ourselves in this relatively new market and we look forward to having Solon, one of the most experienced partners, on our side,” states Christian Rotthaus, head of marketing and purchasing at SGBDD.