Schunk Xycarb Technology

Imagine. With Carbon.


Since the early 1980s Schunk Xycarb Technology has demonstrated its strength in reliable quality for all leading system suppliers.

1979
Market Study by Joseph Schneider (Harvard Business School)

1980
Alectro BV, Lomm (near Venlo), commisioned the Schneider study and took the European representation of Ultra Carbon Inc., Bay City, Michigan USA. Ultra was later sold to Le Carbone-Lorraine, (subsidairy of pechiney). Gerald Varter, Indivers director, became managing Director of Semiconductor division Alectro.

1981/82
Alectro's parent NV Indivers, Amsterdam, and Ultra Carbon set up a 50/50 Joint Venture - Xycarb in Helmond. Directors: Engelbert Twaalfhoven (Indivers), Raymond Baney (Ultra), David Sheldon (Ultra), and Professor J. Erkelens (Ultra), TH Eindhoven.

1986
Xycarb and Alectro became 100% subsidiaries of NV Intech - Indivers having sold their interests to a consortium of banks and management.

1988
The division Industrial Applications became independent as Intech Technology N.V.

1990
Intech focused splitting into two: Intech EDM Group and Intech Ceramic Group

1992
Louwers glass technique was sold to Mr. T. Louwers. The semiconductor activities were incorporated into Xycarb Ceramics B.V.

1996
Schunk GmbH became 100% shareholder of Xycarb Ceramics B.V.

1997
Establishment of Xycarb Ceramics Georgetown (USA)

2008
Establishment of Xycarb Ceramics subsidiary in Singapore

2012
Pure excellence in People, Products, Processes and Presence. Wim van Velzen retires from his position as CEO after 28 years of service, since taking on his role in 1984. Peter Spit, CEO and Arjen Costermans, COO are handed-over the management of Xycarb Ceramics and continue the drive for Excellence.

2014
Establishment of Xycarb Ceramics Taiwan Repair center

Today
Pure Excellence in People, Products, Processes and Presence. Excellence which has been driven since 1981 in order to be the leading global supplier of integrated packages for Quartz, Graphite and Advanced Technical Ceramics products and related services for the Semiconductor, LED and Solar Wafer Processing Industries.

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