Fuelling the Semicon Revolution: ATVA gives Ichor Systems permanence in Singapore

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(Singapore) – On August 10 2012, Alfa Tech VestAsia Pte Ltd turned over a 40, 000 sq. ft. production and support facility to Ichor Systems, a globally renowned supplier of gas and liquid delivery systems for the worldwide semiconductor, solar, LED, OLED and electronics market place and by so doing, took Singapore several steps higher in its goal of becoming the South East Asian Hub for large set-ups of production facilities of high-value adding (HVA) companies.

Ichor is comprised of Precison Flow Technologies and Ichor Systems, two experienced leaders in the critical subsystems and turnkey process equipment marketplace. They chose to gain permanent ground in Asia to be in better alignment with the supply chain strategies of their customers. Alfa Tech was engaged by Ichor for the full design and build of their production facility in the Woodlands area of Singapore.

The Ichor Systems project was challenging not only because its scale was greater than any of ATVA’s previous challenge, but also due to Singapore’s stringency in approving production systems that need large volumes of hydrogen gas. “This project is a unique example of Alfa Tech’s willingness to step outside the traditional boundaries and step up to the challenge for its client. We put together over a 100-page Quantity Risk Analysis to get approval and clearance from all Singaporean authorities. After a tense two month period of negotiations and waiting, we were finally approved and that alone was a big milestone for us”, says Mr. Zach Wilson, Managing Director of Alfa Tech VestAsia Pte Ltd.

The project involves building of a 20, 000 sq. ft. Class 10, 000 cleanroom and another 20, 000 sq. feet of support facilities. In spite of several delays in approval and permitting processes, Alfa Tech conducted itself with professionalism and turned over the completed project to Ichor Systems on budget and slightly ahead of schedule so that they could give their South East Asia mission a timely head start.

Alfa Tech VestAsia was incorporated in Singapore in 2007 to provide end-to-end design, advisory and turnkey project management services throughout the Asia Pacific region. We de-risk clients’ capital expansion experience by ensuring on-time on-budget project delivery and providing customized solutions. Our aim is to bridge the technical, quality and customer service gap between industrial best practices and ground realities faced by our clients. ATVA is located at #06-10 Boon Siew Building, 75 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229833, (65) 63337737, www.atce.com.sg.

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