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11 September 2008


STS and Sumitomo Precision Products form SPP Global Business Services

Surface Technology Systems plc (STS) of Newport, Wales, UK and Sumitomo Precision Products Co Ltd (SPP), which provide plasma process technologies for electronic device and micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) manufacturing, have formed SPP Global Business Services (SGBS), responsible for all sales, customer support and marketing activities for both SPP and STS globally.

The firms say that the formation of SGBS is a key step in them joining forces to deliver enhanced customer support globally. “Since SPP re-acquired STS in November 2007, both companies have been working together to provide a stronger, more competitive organization with increased flexibility and manufacturing capacity,” says SGBS director Dr David Haynes. “The new SGBS organization integrates personnel from both STS and SPP, providing a consistent, high standard of customer interaction worldwide,” he adds.

“Both companies have been actively working together to align key areas within the business, including R&D, process, engineering and manufacturing providing our customers with the full economic benefit of our technologies as quickly as possible,” says Susumu Kaminaga, president of SPP and chairman of STS.

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