Ipsen USA, Cherry Valley, Illinois, USA, reports that business has continued to increase in the second half of 2021, with vacuum furnace orders now surpassing pre-pandemic levels.
New equipment orders since the beginning of July have come from customers in ten states across the US, as well as those from India, Japan, Mexico and Taiwan. Customers intend to use the furnaces for processing a range of products, including heat exchangers, jet engine components, fasteners and saw blades. Many of these are long-standing customers who continue to purchase Ipsen equipment for the reliable service, quality products and technical expertise.
While aerospace customers accounted for the majority of sales, the company reported an increase in orders from emerging industries focused on electric vehicle production and Additive Manufacturing. Other customers are said to have cited process flexibility, turnkey solutions and adherence to industry standards as reasons for purchasing from Ipsen for the first time.
Ipsen has expressed belief that the year will end strong, opening more opportunities for growth in 2022.