New facility brings benefits to global customers
GE Measurement & Control Opens World Class Silicon Clean Room in Groby, UK
GROBY, UK– July 22, 2015 – GE’s (NYSE: GE) Measurement & Control, today announced a new world class clean room for silicon processing at its manufacturing site in Groby, UK. The new facility is a critical part of the manufacturing process for the advanced industrial pressure sensors made at the site. The investment showcases GE’s commitment to building the most advanced technologies and processes and ensuring the highest quality of pressure sensors for its global industrial customers. GE’s manufacturing site in Groby is now well positioned to meet the needs of its global customer base, and provide the very best in pressure sensors and calibrators.
“After a challenging 13 months, it is fantastic to have a new world class silicon facility where we can focus on meeting our customers’ needs now and in the future” said Graham Dawber, business leader for the Groby site. “With these improvements, we can better serve customer demands and extend our leadership position in our target markets. This is a great day for our workforce, the Groby community and our global customers.”
Benefits of the new facility include:
- Increased manufacturing productivity with less silicon scrap, improved product quality and flexibility to meet customer demand
- Improved automation of processes that provide ability for more sensors to be produced per shift
- New product planning procedures, which allow sections of sensors batches to be dedicated to specific product lines much sooner; reducing customer delivery times
With a combined 40-year history of silicon processing and sensor manufacturing at the Groby site— first by Druck Ltd. and then by GE when it acquired Druck in 2002— GE has earned a reputation for high quality, high accuracy pressure sensor equipment for aerospace, oil and gas, power generation and the automotive sector. Today about 680 people work on the Groby site which also has the distinction of being the only British manufacturer of pressure sensors and industrial calibrators that manufactures the key sensor element entirely in-house.
GE commemorated the opening of the new clean room with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Groby site on July 22. The event provided the opportunity to showcase the newly upgraded operating environment, and to show appreciation for the local community’s support.
About GE Measurement & Control
GE Measurement & Control is a leading innovator in advanced software and services; sensor-based measurement; non-destructive testing and inspection; flow and process control; turbine, generator and plant controls; and condition monitoring. Providing for the industrial health of our customers’ most critical assets, we deliver accuracy, productivity, predictive maintenance and safety to a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, metals and transportation. Through our advanced approach to connecting intelligent machines, big data and analytics, we help our customers navigate complex operations, tighter regulations and a growing skills gap; while improving asset and operational performance - ultimately driving better business outcomes. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Measurement & Control has more than 40 facilities in 25 countries and is part of GE Oil & Gas. For further information, visit www.measurementandcontrols.com.
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