SPTS Technologies Achieves Investors in People Silver Standard

Newport, United Kingdom, 20 August, 2015 - SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, announced it has been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard for demonstrating commitment to realizing the potential of its workforce by going above and beyond for its staff.

Named an “Anchor Company” by the Welsh Government in 2014, SPTS employs nearly 300 people at its headquarters and main manufacturing site in Newport, South Wales, with an additional 200 employees in Europe, Asia and North America.  SPTS’s equipment is used to manufacture semiconductor and micro-electronic devices that are found in many of the consumer electronic products, domestic appliances and automobiles that improve our daily lives; including almost every smartphone in the world, energy management and control sensors in appliances, and automobile safety systems.

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Silver standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is very committed to good people management practice, and we’d like to congratulate SPTS on their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Kevin Crofton, president of SPTS and corporate VP of Orbotech, said, “We are very proud to have achieved this higher level of accreditation for our ongoing commitment to investing in the development of our workforce and management best practices. We feel it is important to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to develop the skills they need to effectively perform their duties and for individual career development. Clearly defining shared goals for the company and setting individual objectives toward those goals have been key contributors to our success. By working with and investing in our people, we have been rewarded with a sustainable and profitable business.”

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About SPTS Technologies

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company, designs, manufactures, sells, and supports etch, PVD, and CVD wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets. With manufacturing facilities in Newport, Wales and Allentown, Pennsylvania, the company operates across 19 countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. For more information about SPTS Technologies, please visit



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