CoorsTek Acquired Philips Ceramics Operation in Uden
Through this acquisition CoorsTek expands its ongoing strategic partnership with Philips, and will serve both Philips and other regional customers from Uden. Adding Uden extends the CoorsTek footprint to a dozen European manufacturing locations – in the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, and Sweden. “The Uden team will help support our expanding customer base across Europe and around the world,” said Andreas Schneider, Executive VP of CoorsTek in Lauf/DE. CoorsTek serves over 10 000 technology and manufacturing customers in 70 countries, delivering local service from its network of 50 locations on 4 continents. Using advanced ceramic injection moulding and automated volume manufacturing, Uden can produce millions of high-purity ceramic parts each year. As a part of Philips, Uden was focused primarily on supporting the company’s market-leading global lighting business. In addition to securing an exclusive, long-term agreement to supply Philips Lighting, CoorsTek will use these capabilities to serve a broader set of customers and applications beyond lighting – including automotive, electronics, and medical.