Singapore--Electro Scientific Industries Inc., a leading provider of photonic and laser systems for micro-engineering applications, has expanded its plant in the Kaki Bukit industrial hub of Singapore. Initially they will use the facility for manufacturing and service of its micromachining and passive components product lines. The plant will also provide the company with the capability to manufacture and service the company’s other new and existing product lines.
The Singapore plant features 30,000 square feet of space, 19 laser stalls, 16 multi-purpose manufacturing cells, capability for a Class-1000 cleanroom, and an office area. The facility is now fully operational.
“We are pleased that ESI has chosen Singapore to establish its new Asia manufacturing and service plant. This new facility further strengthens Singapore’s position as the preferred location for complex equipment manufacturing and to manage Global-Asian operations,” said Anna Chan, assistant managing director, Singapore Economic Development Board.
“With close to 80 percent of our customer base in Asia, we have a responsibility to deliver fast service and top-quality products to the region,” said Nick Konidaris, president and CEO of ESI. “With our own, dedicated manufacturing and service facility now open in Singapore, we will be able to better serve our customers in the Asia Pacific region and accelerate our growth. This move underscores ESI’s ongoing initiative to increase our Asian presence and support infrastructure.”