Avure Technologies Announces ‘Best Year Ever’

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High Pressure Expert Segments Business Units into Food and Industrial Groups

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We have had our best sales year ever. --Pat Adams, Avure President and Chief Executive Officer.

The growth trajectory continues steadily upward for Avure Technologies, Inc., the global leader in contained ultra high pressure, the enabling technology behind some of the world’s most critical materials and products, from aircraft parts to pathogen-free foods. Fresh from the best annual performance in its 58-year history, the privately held company moves into 2012 with record bookings in both its industrial and food processing segments.

By continuing to develop high-value products and a solutions-oriented customer strategy, Avure has successfully avoided the market downturn. Instead, the past five years have seen an ongoing surge in demand in both business segments.

In the food arena, high pressure processing (HPP) technology is enjoying widespread adoption as a non-thermal safety step as well as spawning innovation across an expanding number of product categories.

On the industrial side, Avure isostatic presses—the largest built in the world—are used by hundreds of manufacturers around the globe to improve the performance of a wide variety of parts and materials, primarily through the compaction of metal powders and densification of castings. As the aerospace and automotive sectors experience an upswing, the company’s world-class sheet metal forming technology has become the preferred method for economical, low-volume parts forming and fast prototype components.

“We have had our best sales year ever. The HPP business is now as large as the entire company was in total in 2006, and the industrial business is almost twice as large,” reports Pat Adams, Avure President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Like Avure itself, our customers occupy leadership positions in their respective markets, and we are committed to enhancing their success,” Adams continues. “Our dynamic growth is testimony to our cutting-edge technology and emphasis on solutions, complemented by our applications expertise, turnkey systems delivery, and service and support.”

To maintain its laser focus on disparate customer needs, Avure is reshaping its organizational structure into two new divisions under the corporate umbrella: the food group, for food presses; and the industrial group, for isostatic and metal forming presses. Each will have its own President/General Manager and staff with the expertise to respond to the highest expectations of their respective customer sectors.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Avure routinely does business on five continents. Equipment design, manufacturing, and support operations are located in Västerås, Sweden, and a parts distribution and light manufacturing facility is in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The food group will be based in Nashville, with the industrial group led from Västerås. All three locations are expanding their workforce, recruiting for positions across a wide range of competencies. Current openings include design engineering functions, stress analysis, and field service engineering.

Safety is paramount in the multi-faceted universe of Avure applications, where systems achieve pressures as high as 1 million psi (70,000 bar). The company’s pioneering QUINTUS wire winding concept is widely regarded as the safest and most reliable pressure containment system ever designed. Avure has installed over 1,700 high pressure systems worldwide, more than all other competitors combined. Many of these presses have been in service for more than 40 years, and some have surpassed 1 million cycles under high pressure.

“To secure Avure’s continued success, we welcome people to a company that has a firm commitment to retaining its market leadership. We offer the rewarding opportunity to be part of an organization and culture that stimulate professional and personal growth,” says Henrik Rosander, Global Head of HR at Avure.

ABOUT AVURE:
An innovator with a strong record of accomplishment, Avure demonstrates its expertise in high pressure by occupying leadership positions in industrial and food applications. Avure isostatic presses are widely used for forming and densifying powdered, cast, and pre-formed materials, producing parts that possess the highest possible density of all available compaction methods. The company’s world-class sheet metal forming technology is the preferred method for economical, low-volume parts forming and fast prototype components. Avure is also the largest provider of ultra high pressure systems utilized to pasteurize foods without heat or chemicals. The company offers total solutions to keep food pathogen-free and fresh longer–from recipe development to installation of the fastest, most reliable high pressure presses in the world. Corporate headquarters are in Franklin, Tennessee, near Nashville, with equipment design, manufacturing, and support operations in Västerås, Sweden; North American parts distribution and light manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio; and regional sales and support operations globally. For more information, visit http://www.avure.com.

Avure will be an exhibitor at Anuga FoodTec, March 27 – 30 in Cologne, GERMANY, Hall 10.1, Stand G058

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