Edwards opens new vacuum pump manufacturing facility in South Korea

Edwards, part of the Atlas Copco Group, has inaugurated a new 16,000 m2 manufacturing facility in Asan City, South Korea for vacuum pumps used in the global manufacture of semiconductors.

Semiconductor manufacturing.
Semiconductor manufacturing. - Image © Quardia Inc - stock.adobe.com.

A recent surge in demand for semiconductors has seen widespread investment in global semiconductor manufacturing capability. Atlas Copco’s new South Korean facility will help to ensure the supply chain capacity required to support that growth.

“Our new vacuum pump factory in Korea will play a critical role in supporting our customers as they seek to respond to the growth in global demand for semiconductors,” said Geert Follens, president of Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area.

Environmental sustainability was a key consideration in the construction of the new facility, which uses advanced data technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.