Piezo Kinetics Expands Manufacturing Capacity by 25%
The addition of 10,000 sq ft of manufacturing space will enable Piezo Kinetics to increase capacity for the production of piezoceramic parts by 25%.
Piezo Kinetics Inc. recently announced an expansion of the manufacturing operation at its Bellefonte, Pa., headquarters facility. The addition of 10,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, which represents Piezo Kinetics’ fourth expansion in eight years, will enable the company to increase capacity for the production of piezoceramic parts by 25%.
A company of the Crest Group, Piezo Kinetics manufactures piezoelectric ceramics for applications in the medical, aerospace, sonar, ultrasonic welding and cleaning, and industrial markets. The expansion will increase the size of the Bellefonte facility from 43,000 sq ft to 53,000 sq ft. The company has broken ground for the new expansion and expects startup after Labor Day.
“As the industry has evolved through mass consolidation over the last several years, we believe this expansion will put us on stable footing as we expand our leadership position in the piezoceramic industry,” said Todd Baney, sales and marketing manager for Piezo Kinetics.
The investment will include the use of new kilns and other machining and manufacturing equipment. A large part of the new space will be dedicated to prototyping and large part manufacturing, including large cylinders.
In 2017, Piezo Kinetics purchased Channel Technologies Group’s (CTG) Ceramics Division, a supplier of large ceramic cylinders. Piezo Kinetics expects to increase its current workforce of 70 employees with the hiring of at least five new workers by the end of the year, according to Baney.
For more information, visit www.piezo-kinetics.com.