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Detection Technology inaugurates new factory in Beijing

Detection Technology Plc Press release 4 November 2015

Detection Technology’s new factory in Beijing will today be inaugurated. The new 4 000 m2 facility is located in the Southeast Beijing Business Development Area (BDA).

“Setting up our new factory, the biggest investment in DT’s history, has been a big effort for all DT employees and I am happy to say that we have succeeded even better than expected. The facility supports our growth, as well as quality and cost targets, and will enable us to support our customers even better”, says President and CEO Hannu Martola.

The building of the new factory started during the second quarter of 2015 and the facility will be fully ramped up by end of November. Approximately 200 employees, 150 operators and 50 indirect employees are currently working in the new facility. The majority of the employees have moved to the new facility from DT’s old Beijing factory which is now being closed down.

“When designing the new factory we have put specific emphasis on material flows, logistics as well as ESD cleanness. We also focused on flexibility when it comes to product and volume mix which will enable us to respond to customer needs in a fast and agile way. All in all, DT’s new factory represents world class electronics manufacturing”, says Vice President Operations Kai Utela.

With its 800m2 ISO class 7 cleanrooms, 600m2 EPA, ESD controlled assembly area and a total area of 4,000 m2, the new factory will enable DT to more than double its capacity in the near future.

Detection Technology opened its first office in Beijing, China in 1994. Manufacturing of photodiodes in China started in 2008 and the capacity of the factory in Wangjing Northeast Beijing was doubled in 2013. The Wangjing factory is now being closed down as all production is moved to BDA. R&D and Business Unit activities will remain in Wangjing.

Further information:
Hannu Martola, President and CEO
+358 500 449475

Detection Technology in brief
Detection Technology develops, produces, markets and sells components and systems for X-ray imaging solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. The Company operates from Espoo, Oulu, Beijing, Hong Kong and Boston. In 2014, Detection Technology’s net sales totaled EUR 33 million and the comparable operating profit margin was 12% (the reported operating profit margin being 9%). The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq First North Finland market place.