Third Consecutive Annual Award Recognizes SPTS’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement in Accident Prevention and Employee Wellbeing at Work

Newport, United Kingdom - SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, today announced that it has won a Gold Award in the Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the third consecutive year.  The prestigious Gold Award will be presented during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on July 15th 2015.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as SPTS Technologies, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

RoSPA is a safety charity that recognizes companies who have demonstrated a commitment to occupational safety and health for their employees. Dating back 59 years, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK. It is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Through the scheme which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce improvement. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals.

Tony Knowles, vice president of human resources at SPTS Technologies said, “We are honoured that RoSPA has recognized our safety achievement with the Gold Award for the third consecutive year. We have a strong culture of continuous improvement throughout our organization and place particular importance to Health and Safety at all levels of the business. It takes commitment and support of all the staff to maintain this high level of H&S best practice in the work place, and we’re very proud to share this achievement with all our employees.”

The majority of awards that RoSPA presents are non-competitive, marking achievement at Merit, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. See for more information about the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.


About SPTS Technologies

SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech 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

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Destanie Clarke, 
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