SOURCE: Marlow Industries

November 22, 2010 10:36 ET

Marlow Industries' Exponential Factory Growth Drives Capacity While Maintaining Quality

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Marlow Industries, quality-acclaimed manufacturer of thermoelectrics, recently expanded manufacturing operations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to expand capacity and provide low-cost, high-quality products to address the increasing needs of the market.

Just five years after its opening in August 2005, the site now spans close to 5,000m2 in active factory/warehouse floor. With state-of-the-art equipment and an innovative approach to assembly, the facility offers superior stability, process capability and production repeatability. Marlow's vital contribution to the emerging gesture recognition market sparked the greatest expansion of this facility in 2009-2010. Within the first four months of production, the Vietnam site obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification and produced almost four million units with zero return-rate.

"Marlow's operational expansion in Vietnam allows a customer the best of both worlds," states Pete Townsend, director of component engineering. "Marlow provides excellence in manufacturing quality and engineering services, along with high volume production at a low cost."

Marlow's exceptional code of ethics extends to the approximate 900 local employees of the Vietnam site. Enforcing a "no-expat" policy, Marlow remains dedicated to developing local talent for the good of Vietnam, and providing high paying jobs. "The Vietnamese workforce has demonstrated a dedication to quality production with an eagerness to learn. This attitude gives management the confidence to continue investing in Vietnam and its employees," comments Kevin V. MacGibbon, president II-VI Vietnam.

Looking ahead, Marlow focuses on a $2.5 million site investment designed to support Marlow's rapid market share increase in the commercial, telecom and automotive markets. "It is an exciting time for Marlow Industries," comments Bob Davis, Marlow's director of global sales and marketing. "The developments in Vietnam have allowed us to surpass customer expectations and ensure solid relationships for the future."