St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 31, 2007
Ergotron, the global leader in computer and video display mounting equipment, announced its manufacturing facility in Southern China (Min Aik Ergotron Precision Technology Co., Ltd., M&E) was showcased by the local government in the Dongguan ShiJie Investment Guide. A total of ten factories were featured in this year's guide out of over 65,000 factories that exist in the greater Dongguan area.
The investment guide is an official government publication used as a promotional piece for potential manufacturers interested in investing in or setting up operations in China. The M&E operation was highlighted as one of the high growth manufacturers in the "fast development of industry" category.
Ergotron established the joint venture in China with Taiwan based Min Aik in 2004 to leverage world class competitiveness and to better serve its international customers. Located in ShiJie town, Dongguan City, Guangdong, China, the manufacturing facility is solely dedicated to world class manufacturing and distribution of Ergotron products.
The Dongguan facility is staffed by an international team of senior management with many years of successful Asia manufacturing and engineering expertise. The facility follows stringent in-process test and audit processes, 100% end-of-line functional test, cosmetic inspection and life-cycle /reliability testing on each production lot, ensuring the highest quality on all products.
"Our growth has been fueled in large part by ensuring our facility in China is always focused on product quality and 'best practices' in personnel management and production processes," explained Dan Miller, Senior Vice President of Operations for Ergotron. "We have committed and productive people, continuously refined processes and high quality products as a result. We are committed to being a leading employer in the area, working closely with the local Government on environmental and employee care initiatives as they evolve. The Dongguan operation--through the commitment of the employees--has helped enable us to become the industry leader in mounting solutions."
In early 2007, Ergotron became majority owner of the M&E joint venture by acquiring 51% ownership of the manufacturing facility, in partnership with Min Aik Technology Co., Ltd., of Taiwan, who now owns 49%. This ownership structure enables Ergotron to continue its innovative approach and remain the industry leader in display mounting and healthcare solutions. "We have had a successful partnership with Min Aik since 2002, and we look forward to that continuing and mutually beneficial relationship," said Mr. Miller.
"Now that we are majority owner of M&E, we will be able to strengthen our commitment to China and foster our growth strategy of expanding into emerging markets," explained Joel Hazzard, President and CEO of Ergotron. "Asia represents tremendous opportunity for Ergotron and this investment positions us for even greater growth."
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron's products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 35 patents and our growing portfolio of beautifully designed mounting products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s that are as easy to use as they are to mount.
Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology in wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more motion, improving the user's experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment. Ergotron is a global company, with sales efforts headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. For more information on Ergotron or our products, please visit Ergotron.com or call Ergotron sales at 800.888.8458.