At ESI Technologies Group we supply and source a wide range of process equipment for the Semiconductor sector.
ESI has been working with one of the worlds largest Semiconductor companies in Ireland since 1989 when they first began manufacturing In Ireland, and in UK we have a sole supply agreement for process valves with one of the worlds leading OEM’s to the Semiconductor Industry globally. So with over 30 years experience we are very familiar with the needs of this industry.
This is an extremely complicated and fast moving business sector and projects are executed to very aggressive timelines. As a lot of the product items are hard specified so plants can be replicated globally, the margins for error are slim as there is seldom an alternative option. This means that we have to adapt a ‘right first time approach’ so with ESI having a 100 years experience in the process industry we leverage on all this knowledge to keep a database of approved specifications and we run rigorous checks over all data sheets in advance of procurement. In fact, we have often seconded some of our people onsite months in advance of a project on a consultant basis to help with process equipment selection.
To help meet aggressive timelines we work with our supply partners to order up castings in advance and also we run a Kanban system whereby we hold several months of consignment stock and manage supply and demand. As changes happen quite quickly we are also very flexible during the projects and based on our strong factory relationships with our supply chain we work with them to amend orders ‘on the go’ to deliver the project on time. Based on our experience we have implemented specialised expediting templates run by our Customer Service and Support Division (CS&S) which are used by both the end users and contractual partners to help expedite and deliver the projects within schedule. Also we have a full documentation Department to ensure all the necessary paperwork is correct and prepared in a timely fashion to get the plants up and running.
Initially ESI started out with supplying equipment to the utilities side of the industry such as Vacuum Skids, Centrifugal pumps Skids, filtration skids and component supply such as Emerson control valves and instrumentation. Over the last few year we have progressed into high purity process equipment such as Valex tubing , Diaphragm valves & Filtration.
Typical Supply to the Semiconductor Industry
- Pumps & Vacuum
- Heat Exchangers
- Skid Design & Manufacture
- Valves & Actuation
- High Purity Tube & Fittings
Not only are we the market leading product suppliers in the semiconductor industry, more importantly we are known as being “Solutions Providers”.
What do we mean by Solution Providers?
We will review your process requirements and propose products or solutions that specifically fit your application. If needed, we have a full service department both in-house and on the road that can assemble, fit, commission and overhaul your equipment. This is really who ESI are and in fact we see the relationship between ourselves and our customers very much as a partnership – Where we both win together. This long term approach allows our customers to focus on what they do best and anything related to the process equipment is handled by ESI.