For more information, contact:

Tom Grove
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
(970) 407-6313

High-Tech Colorado Company Has Sustained Success in G-7 Countries Since the 1980s

FORT COLLINS, Colorado (April 1, 1997)—Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AE) was founded in 1980 in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is now a world leader in power conversion and control systems for plasma-based thin film production equipment. Since AE’s inception, we’ve recognized that our technology and markets are global. Consequently, promoting international business has always been a part of our critical strategy.


By the late 1980s, our export efforts were concentrated in the G-7 countries of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan. In the 1990s, we’ve been able to expand our export markets as other areas have developed technically advanced industries; these areas include Italy, France, Korea, Taiwan, Scandinavia, East Europe, and China. The high-tech nature of our business makes close communication between our customers and our engineering staff vital. Since the early 1980s, we’ve sought to establish direct operations and customer support in all of our significant markets. Currently, AE has direct operations in Germany, Japan, the UK, and Korea as well as in Colorado, California, Texas, and Massachusetts. Approximately half of the products we manufacture go to non-US markets.

The growing list of countries to which we export includes Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Last year we were recognized for our success in the global marketplace with the 1996 Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.

AE’s systems are critical to industrial processes that use gaseous plasmas to deposit or etch thin film layers on materials or substrates such as glass, silicon, and metals during the manufacture of semiconductors, data storage media, flat panel displays, and a host of other products.