Arlon expands China operations
BEAR, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arlon LLC (Arlon), a subsidiary of Handy & Harman Ltd., has completed an expansion of its Arlon Material Technologies (AMT) operation in Suzhou China. The current expansion involves doubling lamination capacity and reflects the need for additional production to support the growing demand for its microwave circuit laminate materials used in high frequency electronics.
This expansion builds upon Arlons history of success and continued growth in Asia. Arlon started its Asian operations with a distribution center in China in 2004, which was followed by construction of the Arlon Materials Technologies (AMT) factory in 2006. Arlon again expanded operations, first in 2010 to include manufacturing for Arlons Silicone Technologies Division and again in 2011, when production capabilities were expanded to include fiberglass coating. Arlons next projected phase of expansion involves installing additional coating equipment, enabling Arlon to manufacture high-performance thermoset products. This project is already underway, with expected completion in early 2013. Arlon currently has manufacturing operations in Delaware, California and Suzhou, China, and with this expansion of capabilities will be able to produce thermoset and PTFE laminate materials, as well as, Silicone rubber products in both North America and China.
At the inaugural ceremony for the new expansion, Bob Carini, President and CEO of Arlon LLC commented, Our China operations have been a critical component to Arlons growth and success since our initial investment in the region. Our continued investments in our Suzhou operations are a testament to the dedication and expertise of Arlon employees in meeting the demands of our global customers.
About Handy & Harman Ltd.
Handy & Harman Ltd. (HNH) is a diversified global industrial company delivering value through the HNH Business System which drives innovation, operating excellence and superior customer service. HNH and its affiliated companies employ over 1,800 people at 29 locations in seven countries. HNHs common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol HNH, Arlon LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HNH.
Mike Smith, 302-834-2100
Source: Arlon LLCCopyright Business Wire 2012