Global Lighting Technologies Opens Fifth Fab in Taiwan
7/20/2016 7:52 AM
Brecksville, OH; July 2016. Global Lighting Technologies, a leading maker of LED-based edge-lit lightguide technology, has completed construction of a fifth manufacturing facility, located within a newly built Science Park in Tongluo, Taiwan. The factory is scheduled to open for production in September 2016.
This new facility was developed as a green building, and includes new, fully automatic equipment that will enable light-guide fabrication to go from “pellet to pallet” without operator involvement. These are the most efficient extrusion lines ever employed by GLT for production and are capable of manufacturing light guides up to 80 inches diagonal. GLT estimates that the additional capacity will enable the company to reach 15~20% market share for light guides used in edge-lit LCD TVs worldwide.
Facility details include five production extrusion lines (the fab can support an additional five lines) and 553,365 square feet of building space, 405,024 of which are occupied by the production floor.