SPTS Opens New San Jose Facility At Silicon Valley Research Center
SPTS NEWSBYTE — November 8, 2010 — SPP Process Technology Systems (SPTS) today announced the opening of its new facility in San Jose, California, serving as the home for the company’s Thermal Products Division, and sales and support headquarters for North America. The Thermal Products Division was relocated from Scotts Valley, California.
In October 2009, Sumitomo Precision Products (SPP) acquired assets of Aviza Technology and subsequently integrated them with Surface Technology Systems (STS) into the newly-formed SPTS. The new San Jose facility comprises a manufacturing space of approximately 28,000 square feet, with an additional 17,000 square feet in warehouse space. More than 80 employees will be serving the company’s global customer base out of the San Jose office.
“November marks a year since the formation of SPTS, and we are very excited to be celebrating the occasion in our brand new office,” said William Johnson, president and CEO of SPTS. “We’ve had great support from our customers in the past 12 months, and moving the North America headquarters, and the Thermal Products Division back to the heart of Silicon Valley demonstrates our commitment to serving their needs. In 2010, SPTS has experienced tremendous growth, on course to triple revenue compared to the combined pre-acquisition entities in 2009, and our goal is to continue that growth with the Thermal Products Division and the Single Wafer Division based in the United Kingdom as we leverage our market synergies.
An opening celebrating with invited guests took place at the office grounds in the afternoon of November 8, 2010.