EtchTech to open Customer Demonstration facility at The Heath
EtchTech Systems Limited, a new scientific business which specialises in dry etching for the semiconductor industry, has become the latest business to move on to The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn.
SOG Ltd, owner and operator of The Heath, is providing office space and a research and development laboratory for EtchTech.
SOGs technicians have created a bespoke space for EtchTech in which their scientists will also have a Customer Demonstration facility to enable them to showcase their cutting-edge technology. The laboratory includes environmentally-friendly extraction fume cupboards and new systems to supply nitrogen, compressed air and electricity.
EtchTech, whose main office is in Deeside, Flintshire, moved on to The Heath earlier this month and expect to have their Customer Demonstration facility fully operational in October.
Scientist Dr Raj Odedra, Director — Head of Business for EtchTech, says: As a new business we needed a good and easily accessible location in which to set up our R&D laboratory and Customer Demonstration plant. The Heath is ideally situated and has also been able to offer a high level of technical support to help us quickly convert the space into a bespoke laboratory to meet our very specific requirements.
Dr Odedra says that EtchTech are currently recruiting technicians and scientists to their Runcorn operation.
Lesley Lunt, Sales and Marketing Manager at The Heath, said: We are delighted to welcome EtchTech as the latest resident to take space in our Science Centre. The Heath has an excellent reputation for supporting new businesses to get up and running, not only by providing space but also through the highly specialised technical support services that we also offer.
About The Heath
The Heath, which was established as a business park in 2000, has attracted over 175 British and international companies, ranging from bio science firms to IT specialists, from food industry consultants to website designers, and from government agencies to telemarketing specialists. Residents have been attracted by the 60-acre business park's vast range of impressive facilities and its flexibility in space management and in attitude. The Heath offers a wide range of office and laboratory space, together with a purpose-built conference centre that includes a 120-seat lecture theatre. Residents can also choose from a wide selection of additional services, including telephone and broadband connectivity, laboratory support services, scientific glass-blowing and precision engineering facilities, to name but a few. Residents also have access to The Heath's fitness centre and gym. Combined with 1,700 parking spaces, its first-class transport links - and the ability for residents to select and pay for just the services they require - it's no surprise that the number of companies on The Heath is continuing to grow rapidly.
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