09/07/2015 - Press release

Atotech increases its equipment manufacturing capacity with a brand new facility in Guangzhou, China

Built on an area of 63,000 sqm, the new plant is estimated to create close to 200 jobs locally (over the next three years) and expand the manufacturing capacity of Atotech's production equipment serving the Printed Circuit Board (PCB), Integrated Circuit (IC) Substrate and Semiconductor industries.

GUANGZHOU, China July 6, 2015: Atotech, a global leader in specialty plating chemicals, equipment and services today held the inauguration of its second equipment manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China to meet the growing demand for its plating equipment. Globally this is Atotech's third facility dedicated to manufacturing production equipment for the electronics industry. The plant, built on an area of 63,000 sqm leaving space for further expansion and will generate close to 200 local jobs over the next three years. State-of-the-art machines and processes have been deployed to ensure greater precision, accuracy and efficiency in the production of next generation PCB, IC Substrate and Semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Reinhard Schneider, President of Atotech said:"The opening of this facility in Guangzhou marks a new milestone for Atotech and our commitment to China. The new plant is a direct response to our customers' trust in our pioneering technology and sharply rising demand for our manufacturing equipment. In-line with our corporate priority, the facility meets latest technology and quality standards, as well as rigorous sustainability norms."

Atotech is an unrivaled supplier to the PCB and IC Substrate industries backed with over two decades of experience, a strong focus on R&D and cost-optimized manufacturing. The company's flagship brands UNIPLATE and HORIZON are market-leading horizontal systems serving the global leaders in PCB and IC Substrate manufacturing. The UNIPLATE systems provide production solutions for desmear, through hole metallization and electrolytic copper processing and the HORIZON systems production solutions for final finishing using immersion tin, and for surface treatment e.g. bonding enhancement and permanent non-etching adhesion processes. Both brands have been driving Atotech's success for several years now.

Phase 1 of the new investment (US$ 33 million) will ramp up the production capacity of UNIPLATE and HORIZON, as well as the newly introduced local platform for manufacturing equipment. Phase 2 will further expand the production capacity of the facility to include semiconductor equipment part manufacture and assembly to serve the increasing demand for new advanced packaging production solutions.

With the new facility Atotech aims to react faster to the rapidly changing and highly demanding markets and cater to individual customers’ demands.

The new facility will effectively support Atotech's customers' next generation manufacturing programs. Furthermore, it will contribute significantly to the local economy and its development within the technology industry.