ST. FLORIAN, Austria, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it broke ground on expanding the company's manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Austria earlier this month. This expansion is the latest example of the company's continued steady growth since its foundation more than 30 years ago. In addition, the company has witnessed a 40 percent increase in order intake in fiscal year 2011 compared with fiscal 2010, and is currently looking to recruit approximately 100 additional employees.
"The strong order intake confirms the continued confidence our customers have in EVG's innovative solutions, technology leadership and product quality," explains Dr. Werner Thallner, EV Group's executive operations and financial director. "This strong growth also validates the need for this manufacturing floor expansion at EVG headquarters."
The new building, located directly adjacent to the existing manufacturing facility, will more than double the company's production floor space and is scheduled to be completed before the end of this year. In parallel with the expansion, EVG continues to invest in additional capacity for its machining center and new manufacturing technologies, as well as plans to further modernize the existing manufacturing facility. One upgrade includes the installation of several filter fan units, which will bring a virtually particle-free environment to EV Group's entire equipment production. In addition, the entire manufacturing area will be fully air-conditioned and additional hydraulic ramps and a large overhead crane will be installed to provide a better working environment for its employees.
EVG's customers will also have access to a new area dedicated for visitors, which houses two glass domes that provide a complete view into the manufacturing area and a sophisticated entry control system. Additional test rooms will facilitate customer-specific process development and customization, including a smooth source inspection process even at times of increased orders.
New Employment at EV Group
To support its future growth, EV Group is looking to recruit approximately 100 new employees, mainly in the area of manufacturing and technical service and support. As a recognized technology and market leader, EV Group's newly launched recruitment campaign is geared to attract educated professionals with a passion for technology. More information about current job vacancies can be found in the "careers section" on EV Group's website.
About EV Group (EVG)
EV Group (EVG) is a world leader in wafer-processing solutions for semiconductor, MEMS and nanotechnology applications. Through close collaboration with its global customers, the company implements its flexible manufacturing model to develop reliable, high-quality, low-cost-of-ownership systems that are easily integrated into customers' fab lines. Key products include wafer bonding, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems.
Founded in 1980, EVG is headquartered in St. Florian, Austria, and operates via a global customer support network, with subsidiaries in Tempe, Ariz.; Albany, N.Y.; Yokohama and Fukuoka, Japan; Seoul, Korea and Chung-Li, Taiwan. More information is available at www.EVGroup.com.
SOURCE EV Group