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Detection Technology brings greater production capacity and flexibility with factory expansion

Detection Technology Plc Press Release 18 May 2017 at 11:30 (CST)

Detection Technology Plc, a global provider of X-ray imaging subsystems and components, today announced that it has completed the expansion of its Beijing factory. The expansion of production floor area by twenty per cent, 700 square meters, coupled with investments in automation and technology, will increase production capacity to meet the demand in the medium term and enable even higher flexibility for volume and product mix changes.

“We are excited to bring more space and advanced technology to our recently established Beijing factory. The expansion of the factory is the latest project in our endeavor to deliver a greater customer experience with better product quality and deliveries just in time. The facility supports well our growth target to increase annual sales by at least fifteen per cent during the mid-term”, says President and CEO Hannu Martola.

“Our aim has always been to have our production capacity evolve with fast-paced demands of the marketplace. When designing the factory and its expansion, we put specific emphasis on the highest level of flexibility for quick volume and product mix changes,” says Kai Utela, Vice President, Operations.

“In our view, it is just as important to ensure that our manufacturing capability meets the performance and reliability requirements of the most stringent applications, like high-end medical CT systems. With the continuous improvement of manufacturing technologies and processes, and understanding how designs and materials affect manufacturability, we ensure that our solutions meet the highest standards.”

Currently, the factory produces more than 600 varieties of high-end and standard X-ray imaging solutions for over 200 active customers worldwide. Monthly shipments number tens of thousands.

Detection Technology started the expansion of its Beijing factory at the beginning of the year 2017, and the new facility was taken into use today. The factory, located in the Southeast Beijing Business Development Area (BDA), was ramped up in November 2015.

For more information:
Hannu Martola, President and CEO
+358 500 449 475

Detection Technology Plc
Detection Technology is a global provider of X-ray imaging subsystems, components and services for medical, security and industrial applications. The company’s net sales grew 77% to EUR 76 million in 2016. The company has over 200 customers in 40 countries. Detection Technology employs over 400 people in Finland, China and the US. The company’s shares are listed at the Nasdaq First North Finland under the ticker symbol DETEC.