SANTA ROSA, Calif., February 28, 2012 — Today, Thermal Technology announced the opening of their Service and Technology Center in Dalian, China. Thermal Technology is a leading manufacturer of crystal growing furnaces essential to the LED lighting and high tech industries. 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 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. They are most prominently used as substrate wafers for high brightness blue and white light emitting diodes, or LEDs. LEDs are often used in backlighting for computer monitors, televisions and cell phones, as well as other lighting applications.
Thermal Technology is a global manufacturer of advanced thermal processing systems. Their product line includes crystal growth technology, hot presses and SPS 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. They have over 60 years of experience and more than 3000 installations in 40 countries.