Listed as the top privately owned manufacturing company in the UK
Newport, United Kingdom, 18 Apr, 2013 – SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced it was ranked number two in the annual Sunday Times PwC Profit Track 100 league table. This list identifies the top 100 privately owned British companies with fastest-growing profits based on the latest three years’ figures.
The Profit Track 100 is sponsored by PwC, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking and UBS Wealth Management, and is compiled by Fast Track, a research organization.
Rob Lewis, Regional Chairman of the West region at PwC, the title sponsor of the league table for the 14th year, commented on the region’s success stories, “Britain's privately owned businesses are crucial to the economic recovery of the country. These are businesses that innovate to improve people’s lives, build vital infrastructure, and export world class products and services to faster growing parts of the world, enabling everyone in Britain to benefit from the success of other countries as well as our own. The Profit Track 100 demonstrates the successes of these businesses across a variety of sectors and serves to highlight the valuable contributions they make.”
“Being the top privately owned manufacturing company in Britain is recognition of the hard work by our 500 global employees,” said Dr. William Johnson, president and chief executive officer of SPTS. “I am proud of the progress we’ve made since our formation in 2009.”
Chief operating officer Kevin Crofton echoed these sentiments, “Our technology focus and the ability to respond quickly to customer needs results in strong loyalty. We owe our success to our customers, partners and employees.” SPTS is a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company based in Newport, Wales. The company also has additional manufacturing locations in California and Pennsylvania in the United States, plus sales and service offices around Europe, North America and Asia.
About SPTS Technologies
SPTS Technologies (a Bridgepoint portfolio company) designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, CVD and thermal wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LEDs, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and San Jose, California, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit www.spts.com