SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 25, 2011 — Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growth equipment and high temperature furnace systems, recently added a new production facility, tripling their manufacturing space. The new location is dedicated to Model K1 sapphire crystal grower production and neighbors Thermal Technology’s sales and manufacturing site in Santa Rosa, CA.
“Market response to the K1 grower is strong. Potential customers see our machines in full production elsewhere and are convinced of our technology,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO. “Utilizing the modified-Kyropoulos method, our growers remain the most productive tool in the market with large crystal size and a short growth cycle. We also have the most growers in successful production, compared to our competitors.”
Thermal Technology is shipping multiple sapphire growers weekly. The new high-volume production facility enables Thermal Technology to meet their customers’ rising demand for the Model K1.
“The new manufacturing facility significantly increases our production capacity and improves the overall flow of our production processes. The expansion was fueled by continued growth in our Model K1 sales,” says Jim Coffey, Thermal Technology’s production manager.
Thermal Technology designs and manufactures crystal growing systems and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass and quartz. Thermal Technology has 60 years of experience with more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.