ATW Companies Announces that Judson A. Smith has Expanded Market Share in Endoscopy Arena

WARWICK, RI - ATW Companies Inc., a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, announces that its Judson A. Smith subsidiary has expanded its market share in the U.S. endoscopic laparoscopic device market. As a market leader in providing custom and precision metal tube components and assemblies for endosurgical applications, the company has expanded to serve the leading players in the estimated $4.1 billion market.

Judson A. Smith Company, located in Boyertown, PA, produces metal tube components and assemblies, widely used in instruments designed for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Judson Smith provides its tube fabrication and CNC machining capabilities to the largest players in the industry, with ISO 13485 certification to meet medical device quality standards.

By expanding its supply of tubing via a successful 2012 new product launch with a major medical device company, Judson grew its presence from serving approximately 39 percent of the endoscopy market to serving about 56 percent market share, proving its position as a trusted supplier to the vast majority of the growing endoscopic industry. Fueled, among other drivers, by the U.S. obesity epidemic, the market is expected to reach about $7.5 billion by 2018.

"Judson is one of the most highly specialized tube fabricators and machined component manufacturers in the world, making them an ideal fit for these forward thinking endoscopic device manufacturers," said Tracy MacNeal, ATW's Chief Strategy Officer. "Judson's ability to offer precision tubing and machining, along with design assistance and prototyping to help customers move from concept to market provides customers one place for the specialized capabilities required for this fast-growing segment of the medical device market."

About ATW Companies

Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies is a provider of highly engineered metal solutions to the metal component marketplace, servicing customers worldwide. The company runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and offers global sales and support. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. The company's motto is "Be the Best...Do it Right," and they strive to live by this commitment to quality, reliability, innovation, and integrity by continuously adding value to their products and services.

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