Profile: Edwards Group Ltd (EVAC.O)
9 Dec 2013
Edwards Group Limited (Edwards), incorporated on February 10, 2012, a global industrial technology company, is a manufacturer of vacuum products and abatement systems and a provider of related value-added services. The Company sells its products, systems and services across several targeted market sectors, Semiconductor, General Vacuum and Emerging Technologies, each of which contains several sub-sectors. As of December 31, 2011, it operated 11 manufacturing and systemization sites in seven countries. Its vacuum products include a range of dry pumps, turbomolecular pumps and other vacuum pumps. Its abatement systems include customized solutions, which integrate vacuum and exhaust management technologies. Abatement products are used to manage exhaust gases and other process byproducts extracted by dry pumps. Its value-added services include equipment monitoring, repair and overhaul, remanufacturing, service upgrades and provision of spare parts.
Dry pumps use precision manufactured, oil-free pumping mechanisms to create vacuum environments. The Company's dry pumps have a series of monitoring and control options available, including systems that allow pumps in the Semiconductor market sector to be networked and monitored in large numbers.
The Company offers two types of turbo pumps: Magnetic bearing turbo pumps and Mechanical bearing turbo pumps. Magnetic bearing turbo pumps applications include plasma etch, ion implantation and silicon wafer inspection. Mechanical bearing turbo pumps applications include mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, research and development (R&D), thin-film coating and high-energy physics.
Abatement and Integrated Systems
Abatement systems are primarily used in Semiconductor, equipment, flat panel display (FPD), solar photovoltaic and light-emitting diodes (LED) applications where they are used to manage gases and other process byproducts from dry pump exhaust. The Company has developed a range of abatement systems, using multiple technologies to meet the needs of protocols, processes and materials.
Edwards manufactures and sells a variety of wet pumps, including rotary vane pumps, vacuum boosters and liquid ring pumps that are used in a range of applications in the General Vacuum market sector, such as scientific instruments, R&D, thin-film coating, pharmaceutical, vacuum metallurgy, power and many other general industrial applications. In addition to a range of spare parts, it manufactures and sells complementary products ,which are used to connect and control vacuum pumps, including vacuum pressure measurement and control instrumentation and special vacuum hardware.
The Company provide a range of services to its customers in each of its target market sectors through its global service infrastructure. Its value-added services include equipment monitoring, repair and overhaul, remanufacturing, service upgrades and provision of spare parts. It provides these services either on-site or off-site based on its customers' requirements.
The Company competes with Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG, DAS Environmental Expert GmbH, Ebara Corporation, Kashiyama, Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH (Pfeiffer), Shimadzu Corporation, Agilent, Dr. -Ing. K. Busch GmbH, Gardner Denver Inc., OC Oerlikon Corporation AG (Leybold Vacuum) and Ulvac Technologies, Inc.
Edwards Group Ltd
CRAWLEY RH10 9LW