Corey Lewis Awarded Apprentice of the Year and SPTS Technologies Wins Company of the Year

Newport, United Kingdom – SPTS Technologies, an Orbotech company and supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor and related industries, was named Company of the Year at the 4th Annual ESTnet Awards on March 2nd at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Corey Lewis, now Customer Support Engineer at SPTS, was awarded Apprentice of the Year in recognition of the extraordinary achievements in his work studies and job role at SPTS.

The ESTnet Awards celebrate excellence in the electronics, software and technologies sector in Wales by recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies that make up the greatness of the Welsh technology community. Supporting young talent and the future of engineering, SPTS was also proud sponsors of the Young Engineer of the Year Award. 

“We are really proud to be recognised by the ESTnet award judges,” said Kevin Crofton, President of SPTS Technologies and Corporate Vice President at Orbotech. “We have had very rapid growth in the company and been able to expand market share and improve footprint in all of our served markets. We hired 20 new employees in the course of the past year at our headquarters in Newport, and we have been very active in growing our apprenticeship program. We are so proud of Corey Lewis’ award, and it is an honor accepting the Company of the Year award on behalf of our employees. This is a huge recognition for our workforce and the important role that SPTS plays in the Welsh economy.”

ESTnet is the premier network of technology enterprises, created to form strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas. ESTnet's associated members include supply chains and the professional services which support it. Its affiliate members provide the industry with professional services, and its academic members provide the industry with good quality graduates and opportunities to collaborate on research and innovation. 

The network provides a collaborative environment in which people and organisations working with these enabling technologies can create strong business relationships, exchange knowledge and share ideas.

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 


Destanie Clarke, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing
SPTS Technologies
Tel: +44 7951 203278 

Information on this article contains forward looking information. For more information, click here