Schunk Xycarb Technology

Pure Excellence


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 in Lomm (near Venlo) commisions the Schneider study and takes European representation of Ultra Carbon Inc., Bay City, Michigan USA. Ultra is later sold to Le Carbone-Lorraine (subsidiary of Pechiney). Gerald Varter, Indivers director, becomes Managing Director of Semiconductor division Alectro

1981/1982
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 become 100% subsidiaries of NV Intech - Indivers having sold their interests to a consortium of banks and management

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

1990
Intech focus splits into two: Intech EDM Group and Intech Ceramic Group.

1992
Louwers Glass Technique is sold to Mr. T. Louwers. The semiconductor activities are incorporated into Xycarb Ceramics B.V.

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

1997
Establishment of Xycarb Ceramics Georgetown (USA)

2008
Establishment of Xycarb Ceramics subsidiary in Singapore

2012
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

2018
Establishment of Schunk Xycarb Technology

2019
Opening of new office and production facilities in The Netherlands

Today
Pure Excellence in People, Products, Processes and Presence. This drive pushes us to be the leading supplier of integrated packages for quartz, graphite, ceramic and silicon products for the microelectronics industry

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