At 30 years in business and counting, Polish company Corab took their initial steps in the electronics and satellite industries, specialising in the manufacturing of steel and aluminium products. With this expertise, Corab have since become a leading producer of solar energy systems in Europe and beyond with a strong focus on safety and quality.

High quality and respect for standards

Corab’s photovoltaic systems comply with applicable European standards. With a focus on safety and high-quality materials, their systems have passed extensive tests that ensure this safety and quality, resulting in CE marking. Quality is supervised by an external certification body, which is confirmed by the TÜV Rheinland Polska Monitoring + Testing Certificate. As such, Corab have been the recipient of accolade for their innovative products on numerous occasions.

A modern production plant and logistics centre

Corab products are manufactured in a modern production plant in Bartoszyce, Poland that consists of state-of-the-art profiling lines, injection moulding machines, presses, CNC machine tools, a modern paint shop, and their own galvanising plant.

Their logistics centre, based in Olsztyn, Poland, offers over 15 000 square metres of high-level storage. Modern software allows for quick and easy goods location, and their properly organised space according to European standards significantly accelerates work within the centre.

Magnelis® as the backbone of their installations

Thanks to a close relationship with ArcelorMittal Downstream Solutions Poland, Corab were introduced to the excellent properties of Magnelis® from ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products that create long-lasting solar farms. In solar farm applications, ArcelorMittal offers long-term guarantees on Magnelis® of up to 25 years.

“At Corab, we decided to utilise Magnelis® for its strength, exceptional anti-corrosion properties, self-healing on cut edges, and long guarantees,” says Henryk Biały, CEO of Corab. “Magnelis® is now the backbone of our installations and one of our main competitive advantages.”

Corab employ support and new product development from ArcelorMittal to get the most out of Magnelis®, working closely to ensure that the properties of Magnelis® are not affected during manufacturing. As Corab designs meet ArcelorMittal recommendations, the outstanding corrosion protection of Magnelis® can be guaranteed.

Lighter, stronger, and more resistant solar energy systems

Henryk Biały believes that Magnelis® has completely changed the solar industry in Eastern Europe. “Thanks to Magnelis®, solar systems have become lighter, stronger, and more resistant to mechanical and chemical damage. Traditional galvanised products have much lower corrosion resistance. To achieve a similar level of performance to Magnelis®, the zinc coating would have to be very thick, making the structure much heavier.”

The exceptional qualities of Magnelis® have enabled Corab’s photovoltaic systems to become more competitive on the international market. They have installed systems in close to 20 European countries, with a total capacity of more than 500 megawatts (MW) in the first half of 2020.

Solar farm 4MW in Nidzica, Poland with Corab WS-007 support structure

Solar farm 1MW in Olecko, Poland with Corab WS-007 support structure

Solar farm 1MW in Stary Czarnów, Poland with Corab WS-007 support structure