New Edwards manufacturing facility in South Korea

Source: press release, 23 November 2022

Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area provides vacuum products, exhaust management system, valves and related products
Atlas Copco’s Vacuum Technique business area provides vacuum products, exhaust management system, valves and related products (photo: Atlas Copco)

Edwards, part of the Atlas Copco Group, is building a new manufacturing facility for vacuum and abatement systems used in the global manufacture of semiconductors. The new factory will be situated in Asan City, located in the Chungcheongnam-do province.

The 15,000 m2 factory will join existing Edwards’ facilities in Cheonan, South Korea, including the new factory which opened in June to manufacture dry vacuum pumps for the semiconductor industry.

“This new investment shows our continued commitment to supporting our customers with future innovation and growth in the semiconductor industry in Korea and beyond,” says Geert Follens, Business Area President Vacuum Technique.

The investment will be important in ensuring the increased supply chain capacity required to support growth in the global semiconductor industry.

Construction of the new Asan City facility recently started and should be complete by the end of July 2023, with the factory expected to be fully operational during Q3 of 2023.

This new site in Asan City will provide an increase in capacity for both the CSK and Edwards brands in the manufacturing of abatement and liquid delivery systems, as well as the integrated vacuum and abatement systems used in the manufacturing of the most advanced semiconductor components.