UV LED pioneer ITL expands China operations and opens manufacturing
With growing market share in China, UK-based UV LED Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) has relocated its Shanghai operation, added staffing and opened a product assembly facility on site.
Relocated close to Hong Qiao Airport in West Shanghai, the newly registered ITL Chinese subsidiary ‘Integration Technology Shanghai’ will commence an initial build of SubZero 085 & 170 series miniature high output UV curing lamps with parts sourced from ITL UK. However it is planned to gradually increase locally-derived content such that by the end of the year only key technology components will remain imported.
ITL China Business Development Manager Minglei (Sam) Yang – who has been with ITL since 2004 - is promoted to General Manager, while joining the Shanghai operation are Chen Wenyuan as Senior Technician along with other production, administration and senior accountancy staff.
Expansion of ITL’s presence in China measures the relative importance of the region and the sustained growth in market share enjoyed by ITL over the past 12 months.
“Shanghai output meets new incremental business gathered in its domestic market as well as emerging markets in Russia and India,” says ITL CEO Adrian Lockwood. “Products will be made to the same rigid standards and quality procedures as in the UK, and will be CE and CCC certified”.
Adrian adds: “This is an exacting moment in our development within China. We benefit from being a local company, trading in its currencies and closer aligned to its social and business customs”.
“The commensurate reduction in freight movement and increased locally sourced components will also contribute to lowering our overall carbon footprint.”
Further information on ITL at www.uvintegration.com.
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