Mersen doubles its production capacity in South Korea to respond to the semiconductor boom – 04/10/2022 at 18:12

(AOF) – Mersen, a global player in electrical specialties and advanced materials, announces the inauguration of its new plant located in Cheonan, South Korea, during a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, October 5. This site will enable Mersen to meet the rapidly growing needs of the semiconductor market. These new facilities will enable it to double its production capacity in South Korea.

The new site, with a surface area of ​​23,000 m2, specializes in the design and manufacture of monocrystalline silicon drawing furnace equipment and complex ion implantation parts for the manufacture of semiconductors. The old factory, established since 1990 in Sangam, has been relocated to Cheonan to better meet the strong demand from its customers, particularly in South Korea and China.

Thanks to this investment, the turnover of the Korean site could double within 5 years to reach 60 million euros. The available surface will also offer the possibility of potentially accommodating additional installations if market growth continues.

Luc Themelin, Chief Executive Officer of Mersen, said: “Mersen has grown steadily in South Korea since entering this important market in 1986. We are proud to continue our growth strategy there with large, loyal customers. Our new site will allow us to strengthen considerably in our field of excellence: graphite-based specialty products for the semiconductor markets, whose importance continues to grow.”


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