SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 28, 2012 — Thermal Technology, a leading manufacturer of crystal growers essential to the LED lighting and high tech industries, today announced the opening of their Service and Technology Center in Dalian, China. The new facility will house full time, experienced technicians, a complete parts inventory and technical laboratory.

The expansion is designed to support Thermal Technology’s growing market share in crystal growth equipment throughout Asia. The over 60,000 square foot building is owned by Thermal Technology’s business partner, Inteco of Austria, which also operates from this location.

“By expanding our global footprint in aftermarket sales and service our customers will gain faster access to parts and technical support,” says Matt Mede, Thermal Technology president and CEO. “China continues to be a growing market for our crystal growth tools.”

Existing customers can expect to receive notification soon regarding how to contact their area service center.

Sapphire crystals such as those produced by Thermal Technology have multiple high technology applications, most dominantly as substrate wafers for high brightness blue and white light emitting diodes, or LEDs. The varied uses for LEDs include backlighting for flat panel displays of computer monitors, televisions and cell phones as well as common lighting applications.

Thermal Technology designs and manufactures crystal growing systems and high temperature vacuum and controlled atmosphere laboratory and production furnaces for the advanced processing of metals, ceramics, glass, quartz and crystal growing applications. Thermal Technology has over 60 years of experience and more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.

thermal technology's service and technology center in Dalian China

Thermal Technology’s new Service and Technology Center located at Inteco Dalian in Dalian, China

grand opening of thermal technology's service and technology center

Grand Opening of Inteco Dalian in Dalian, China location of Thermal Technology’s new Service and Technology Center