Excelitas Technologies Opens LED Center of Excellence in Shenzhen, PR of China
Excelitas reinforces its commitment to the China market; COE opening in China highlights company’s growth and focus on innovative, energy-efficient LED-based technologies and solutions
Waltham, Mass. - May 18, 2011 -Excelitas Technologies, a global provider of innovative, customized optoelectronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced today that it has opened a new LED Center of Excellence at its facility in Shenzhen, PR of China. The new site will serve as a base for Excelitas Technologies to develop and manufacture advanced LED-based lighting solutions and to showcase its innovations and technologies to customers in China. Excelitas executives, CEO David Nislick and senior vice president and general manager Joel Falcone, as well as local dignitaries, were present for the opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today at the Excelitas facility.
|David Nislick, Chief Executive Officer of Excelitas Technologies, and Mr. Gao Lin, Vice Director of Industry, Trade and Information Technology Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, at the ribbon cutting ceremony in Shenzhen, China|
At the Center of Excellence, Excelitas Technologies will focus on helping customers accelerate innovative and energy-efficient LED -based lighting designs for a variety of different markets, including surgical and dental lighting, hazardous area lighting, signaling, aerospace lighting, and more. As the government and an increasing number of companies in China are expected to continue investing heavily in LED-based manufacturing products and equipment, the Center of Excellence provides the local resources necessary to meet this increased demand.
“Excelitas is very pleased to expand upon our presence in China and further support our strong, growing team of employees in Shenzhen to provide LED solutions to OEMs in this dynamic market,” said Joel Falcone, senior vice president and general manager of Excelitas Technologies’ global lighting business. “Through our new LED Center of Excellence, we will deliver innovative, custom and standard LED solutions that address our OEM customers’ unique specialty application needs and advance their innovative lighting designs.”
“The development of the LED industry in China is undergoing dramatic growth and has accelerated rapidly over the past few years,” said Li Min, Site Leader, Excelitas Technologies Shenzhen Co., Ltd. “Increased domestic demand and government interest in LED technology has created significant business opportunities and an expanded market for LED-based products in China. With our new LED Center of Excellence, Excelitas is poised to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of this growing market.”
With a global commitment to strict quality standards and operational excellence, Excelitas has ISO-certified component and subsystem design and manufacturing sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including dedicated LED-based design and manufacturing facilities in Wheeling, Ill., USA and Pfaffenhofen, Germany.
About Excelitas Technologies
Excelitas Technologies is a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized solutions to meet the illumination, detection and other high-performance technology needs of OEM customers. From medical lighting to analytical instrumentation, clinical diagnostics, industrial, safety and security, and aerospace and defense applications, Excelitas Technologies is committed to enabling our customers' success in their specialty end-markets. Excelitas Technologies has approximately 3,000 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, serving customers across the world. The company was previously the Illumination and Detection Solutions (IDS) business unit of PerkinElmer, and is now owned by Veritas Capital.
Francine S. Bernitz
Director of Marketing, Excelitas Technologies
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