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October 19, 2018

Sputtering Components now a member of the Bühler Group

Owatonna, MN USA, October 1, 2018 – Sputtering Components Inc. (SCI) has become a member of the Bühler Group. Bühler has purchased all shares from the previous owners.

Sputtering Components Inc. – Member of the Bühler Group, will operate as an independent business unit within the vacuum coating business area of Bühler Leybold Optics.

“We have intensively worked with SCI for many years,” said Antonio Requena, CEO of Bühler Leybold Optics. “Together, we have gained a leading market position, especially with systems for coating of architectural glass. Therefore, we are proud to know that the team of SCI will in the future be part of Bühler, with all its capabilities, its reputation in the marketplace and its enthusiasm for high-quality products.”

The current management team will continue to run the business with its over 40 employees. The current CEO, Barry Nudelman, has resigned from his position but will continue to support the SCI organization in the transition phase.

“We have worked hard over the years to build long-term relationships with our industry partners around the globe,” said John Schmeling, Sputtering Components Director of Sales and Marketing. “From design to manufacturing to delivery and support, we will continue to respond with quality products, short lead times and excellent service.”

Andy Britt, who was operating as Vice President of Sales for Bühler Aeroglide before the acquisition, has taken over as General Manager. Sputtering Components Inc. – Member of the Bühler Group, will retain its existing location in Owatonna, Minnesota USA, thus supplementing Bühler’s current North American activities.

Sputtering Components Inc. extends Bühler’s vacuum coating business

In conjunction with the coating solutions offered by Bühler Leybold Optics in Alzenau, Germany, Sputtering Components Inc. will in particular strengthen the company’s global sales and service network and its product portfolio. Sputtering Components Inc will continue to cater to both end customers and original equipment manufacturers, offering them top-notch products and services.

Leading provider, outstanding quality

Founded in 2001, Sputtering Components Inc. is a leading supplier of components for large-area vacuum coating systems such as for manufacturing of architectural glass, displays, or flexible packaging materials. The company is based in the heart of the Glass Coating Valley of the Midwest. As a leading provider of end blocks and magnet bars, it supplies many major manufacturers in the glass and display industries as well as global producers of coating systems. The products of Sputtering Components Inc. are distinguished by their outstanding quality, ease of maintenance and low cost of ownership.

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