Advanced Energy Partners With Ebara Field Tech for Sales and Service in Japan
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced a distribution partnership with
Ebara Field Tech (EFT), a subsidiary of Ebara Corporation, to provide product
and service sales and support for Advanced Energy (AE) thin films products in
Japan. EFT is recognized for its excellence in sales and service management,
as well as a broad and deep network well-matched to AE's customer base which
will expand AE's geographic coverage. This new partnership is part of AE's
long-term strategy to align global support capabilities with its evolving
customer global footprint by enhancing localized capabilities and response,
while leveraging a world-class global operations infrastructure.
Yuval Wasserman, president of AE Thin Films, said, "The Japanese high-tech
market is undergoing a significant transformation in the way our semiconductor
and flat panel customers operate. Our new business model in Japan adapts to
these changes by expanding and improving the depth and coverage of our
customer support and engagement. EFT is an established leader in the
semiconductor industry with planarization processing equipment and a core
vacuum products portfolio that is used alongside power conversion systems in
the thin films manufacturing process. We look forward to building this new
partnership as part of our long-term commitment to the region."
Norio Kimura, president of EFT, said, "We are pleased to partner with AE to
represent their market-leading power conversion products in Japan. The
innovative AE product portfolio aligns well with our current offerings in the
semiconductor, flat panel, and general industrial markets. EFT is
well-positioned to further expand AE's market presence in Japan while
providing world-class support to customers in this region."
Aligning with the new partnership, AE's Japanese office has relocated from
Hachioji-shi to the EFT campus in Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa-ken. The local AE
staff includes sales, service and technical support management team that
continues to support the company's largest established customers in the region
and partner with Ebara to drive business development. Contact information and
further details are available on the AE website, www.advanced-energy.com and
the AE Japan website, www.advanced-energy.jp.
About Ebara Field Tech Corporation
Ebara Field Tech Corporation (EFT), a member of the Ebara Corporation group,
was established in 1997 as a service company for a wide variety of products
involved in the semiconductor and flat panel display equipment markets that
are developed and manufactured by the Precision Machinery Company (Business)
of the Ebara Corporation. Ebara Corporation, founded in 1912, is one of the
world's principal manufacturers of industrial machinery. The Precision
Machinery Company, one of core in-house companies of Ebara Corporation, is a
leading global innovator and worldwide supplier developing its position in the
systems and components for semiconductor manufacturing on a global basis. For
more details, visit the Ebara website
http://www.ebara.co.jp/en/business/precision/ and the EFT website,
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in reliable power conversion solutions used
in thin-film plasma manufacturing processes and solar energy generation.
Founded in 1981, Advanced Energy is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado,
with dedicated support and service locations around the world. For more
information, go to www.advanced-energy.com.
CONTACT: Cathy Kawakami
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
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