VAT Media Release on Q3 / 2021
Record Q3 order intake and net sales driven by market growth and excellence in operational excution; Q4 sales guidance indicates full-year 2021 record net sales of between CHF 885-895 million
In the production of vacuum valves, high-purity cleaning processes are an essential part of VAT's vacuum valve product quality. Modern semiconductor production requires a vacuum environment of the highest purity. This applies to all system components - including the vacuum valves used.
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VAT Logistics recently announced a new ‘Packaging Concept’ that signaled a company-wide effort to successively reduce the volume of foam and increase the amount of sustainable packaging materials used in shipping. Recent successes and new innovations continue to help reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint.
As part of the company’s global sustainability initiative to reduce energy consumption, VAT has been successively installing cutting-edge industrial LED lighting systems in the company’s production facilities. Once the switch is completed, LED lighting will cut energy consumption in half.
Converting the cooling systems at the VAT production facilities in Switzerland from electricity to a groundwater-based loop has yielded a number of environmental benefits – including much lower energy costs and a healthier workplace.
The installation of solar cells for energy generation on the roof of VAT's manufacturing plant in Penang, MY, was completed in June 2020 and is now an important building block in VAT's strategy to reduce its overall carbon footprint by switching to renewable energy sources.
With the increasing demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in Asia, the demand for VAT high performance vacuum valves is growing. VAT is therefore ramping up the factory output at its plant in Penang, Malaysia.
VAT Korea has received the “2020 Best Quality Supplier of the Year” award from the Samsung Mechatronics R&D Center. With this award, VAT has been recognized for its longstanding and successful collaboration with Samsung in the area of pressure control.