Vacon North America Begins Production of VACON 100 AC Drives in Chambersburg, PA Facility


Vacon, Inc. – The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has hit a milestone and will begin fully manufacturing the VACON® 100 AC Drives in the Chambersburg, PA facility. Prior to this, the components of the VACON 100 AC Drives were manufactured at the parent factory in Vaasa, Finland and then sent to Chambersburg's mini factory to be assembled and distributed to Vacon North America customers.



"Local manufacturing is an important prerequisite for success in the AC drives market in NA. It enables shorter delivery times and a quick customer response time for general support or in developing complex solutions for local customers," states Tom Doring, President, Vacon North America.



"Moving to the new factory in Chambersburg in 2009 has made it possible to extend the range of manufactured products and expand production capacity. The next major step was to start production of VACON 100 units in Chambersburg which we have begun to do now," Mr. Doring concludes.



The 66,998-sq.-ft. single-story factory in Chambersburg, PA was also awarded LEED® Gold Certification in 2010 as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's pre-eminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.



Further Information:



Tom Doring

President

Vacon North America

tel. +1 717-414-4932

email tom.doring@vacon.com



Press Contact:



Nicki Bowling

Marketing Communications Manager, N.A.

Vacon, Inc.

tel. +1 414-702-9323

email nicki.bowling@vacon.com



Vacon in brief:



Vacon is driven by a passion to develop, manufacture and sell the best AC drives and inverters in the world - and provide customers with efficient product lifecycle services. Vacon offers optimum process control and energy efficiency for various industrial sectors such as building automation, marine and offshore, mining and metals, water and wastewater, and renewable energy. Vacon has production and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, and sales offices in 29 countries. Further, Vacon has sales representatives and service partners in nearly 90 countries. In 2012, Vacon's revenues amounted to EUR 388.4 million, and the company employed globally approximately 1,500 people. The shares of Vacon Plc (VAC1V) are quoted on the main list of the Helsinki stock exchange (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki).



Driven by Drives

www.vacon.com

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