NSG Group (Pilkington)

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NSG Group (Pilkington) and the

Solar Energy Sector

St. Helens Chamber, April 2011

Overview

• NSG Group Overview

• NSG Group’s Solar Energy Business and

Strategy

• Solar Energy technologies and our solar energy product range

• The role of St. Helens

NSG Group - Historical Background

Pilkington

1826

- established in St. Helens as a partnership

1849

- converted to private company,

Pilkington Brothers

1959

1970

- invented the Float Process

- listed on London Stock

Exchange as Pilkington plc

2006

- acquired by NSG (through

NSG UK Enterprises Ltd)

NSG

1918

- established as America

Japan Sheet Glass Co., Ltd

1931

- changed company name to

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

1950

- listed on Tokyo Stock

Exchange

1990

- invested in Libbey-

Owens-Ford Co

2000

- initial investment in

Pilkington

2006

- acquired all outstanding equity of Pilkington plc

Acquisition of Pilkington plc in 2006

NSG Group Today

• A global glass leader – operating under the Pilkington brand in

Building Products and Automotive.

• Consolidated net sales of ¥ 588,394 billion for FY ended 31

March 2010

• Principal operations in 29 countries, with sales in approximately 130 countries

• Ownership/interests in 49 float lines worldwide

• Approximately 28,500 permanent employees globally

• Leading supplier of high value-added building glass

• Global Automotive customer base

• Strong position in glass for solar energy applications

• Leading player in lenses for multi-function printers

A global leader of scale in Flat Glass

NSG Group Strategy

Solar Energy is one of the Group’s key strategic objectives

Solar Energy Business Vision

• To be the number one, specialist, global supplier to the Solar Energy sector offering full glass solutions.

– Full sector participation; photovoltaics, concentrators, water heaters

– Superior technical performance to competitors products

– Preferred glass supplier status

– Global approach

Solar Energy Technologies

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

Sun

Electricity

Thin Film Photovoltaics

Sun

Electricity

- Pilkington

Sunplus™

- Pilkington

Optiwhite™

-

-

NSG

TEC™

Pilkington

Optiwhite™

Concentrated Solar Power

Sun

Heat

Electricity

- Pilkington

Optiwhite™

Solar Thermal Collectors

Sun

Heat

- Pilkington

Optiwhite™

- Pilkington

Sunplus™

Rapidly Expanding Global Market Demand..

40

35

30

25

30 lines

NSG Group Forecast Prod

Mar-11

EPIA Policy Driven Senario

May-10

EPIA Moderate Senario

May-10

First Solar Feb-11

20

Barclays Capital Feb-11

15 iSuppli Aug-10

7 lines

10

SolarBuzz Dec-10

5

Auriga Jun-10

-

NSG Group Forecast Install

Mar-11

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

1 GW = 1 glass plant output (approx.)

Global Solar Production Facilities

St. Helens is a Global Hub for Solar Manufacturing

Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology

• Advanced high technology transparent and conductive coatings on low iron glass

Manufactured at Greengate and shipped all over the world

On-Line Coating Process

Batch mixing

Float Bath

Annealing Lehr

Inspection

Molten Tin

Molten Tin

3.3m

ガ

ラス

CVD Coaters

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Technology c-Si Module

(laminate of interconnected silicon wafer cell)

Mono crystalline

Off-the-shelf Single cell

(on silicon wafer)

Poly crystalline

Manufactured at Watson Street Works and shipped to Europe

Low Iron Products -

Sunplus

2 Surface Types Matt-Matt MM or Solalite-Matt SM

Low Iron Rolled Glass Manufacture

Summary

• Solar Energy is an exciting and rapidly growing sector for high technology, glass products; both coated and rolled

• The Solar Energy sector is one of NSG

Group’s key strategic focus

• St. Helens is one of the Group’s global hubs for the manufacture of Solar glass products

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