The global precision motion control and automation expert has announced plans to take the ISO Class 6 cleanroom up to 600 sqm
A view of the nearly completed cleanroom expansion project
Aerotech, a global precision motion control and automation expert, has announced that it is more than doubling its cleanroom space to support future growth.
This cleanroom expansion, along with recent investments in new facilities and equipment, is designed to support the growing demand for high-precision motion control equipment.
“The cleanroom investment is important for supporting our customers in the semiconductor and microelectronics industries,” said Dr Robert Novotnak, President of Aerotech. “Given our current demand and future outlook, these investments will help us to continue providing our customers with the products and services they expect from Aerotech.”
A view inside Aerotech’s current cleanroom showing engineers working on a next-generation motion system to support the semiconductor industry
US-based Aerotech’s cleanroom will increase to 6,500 sqft (600 sqm) of ISO Class 6 space with cell-specific areas of ISO Class 5 space to manufacture ultra-clean automation systems.
The cleanroom expansion continues a multi-year investment in facilities and operational capacity. In 2018, Aerotech expanded its operations in Pittsburgh by adding 134,500 sqft (12,500 sqm) of manufacturing, office and engineering lab space.
Construction images of the new cleanroom expansion project
Investments in equipment and staff have been steady over the last few years. On 7th December 2022, Kiski Precision, an Aerotech company, announced the purchase of an additional facility that more than doubles its current floor space to 79,500 sqft (7,390 sqm). Kiski Precision offers machining and assembly services and boasts Aerotech as one of its larger customers.
“Supporting our customers with great products and services is central to our philosophy at Aerotech,” said Mark Botos, CEO of Aerotech. “We are excited to continue executing our strategy and look forward to partnering with our customers to achieve joint success.”