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27 October 2016

SPTS wins two Best Factory Awards and two Insider Made in Wales Awards

SPTS Technologies Ltd of Newport, Wales, UK (an Orbotech company that manufactures etch, PVD and CVD wafer processing solutions for the MEMS, advanced packaging, LED, high-speed RF on GaAs, and power management device markets) has recently won four business awards.

At this year's Best Factory Awards organized by Cranfield School of Management, SPTS was presented with the Innovation Award and the Export Award. Having met the qualification criteria set by the judging panel as well as a comprehensive factory audit, the Innovation Award recognizes SPTS for its level of innovation throughout the company. The Export Award notes the firm's proportion of export sales of 95%. The judges noted the multi-dimensional aspects of innovation at SPTS, which enables the firm to remain at the forefront of technical advances in semiconductor process technologies and to bring industry-leading products to its global markets. The judges also pointed to SPTS' lean manufacturing processes and commitment to continuous improvement which provides improved operational efficiencies and annual cost savings to the business.

Also, at last week's Insider 2016 Made in Wales Awards ceremony at Cardiff City Hall (which celebrate the best in manufacturing, design and product development from across Wales), SPTS received the Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year Award and was crowned Large Manufacturer of the Year. The Made in Wales Awards also recognized SPTS' export sales by short listing it in the Exporter of the Year Award category.

"It's the commitment to continuous improvement across the entire organization that has allowed us to grow our business, both operationally and profitably, year on year," says Kevin Crofton, president of SPTS and corporate VP at Orbotech. "The Best Factory Awards judging process was on par with some of our most demanding customer audits, and we are extremely proud to be recognized for manufacturing excellence by the team of assessors from Cranfield School of Management, the IEE and other independent institutions," he adds.

The Insider Made in Wales Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year Award "recognizes our commitment to identifying and attracting young people to our industry and company," Crofton continues. "Our apprenticeship program is one element of many programs that helps SPTS ensure our future with a skilled talent pool."

See related item:

SPTS receives Supplier Excellence Award from Qorvo

SPTS wins fourth consecutive Gold Award for occupational health & safety

SPTS named Company of the Year at ESTnet Awards

SPTS achieves $1bn export sales from Wales headquarters

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