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  • ZESTRON Corporation Celebrates Its Global 25 Year Anniversary and Ten Years in Prince William County


    December 21, 2017 – Prince William County, Va. –Prince William County congratulates ZESTRON Corporation (ZESTRON) on its 25th global anniversary and tenth anniversary of doing business in the county. Headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany, the company is the leading global provider of high precision cleaning products, services; and training solutions in the electronics, manufacturing and semiconductor industries. In 2007, the company opened its Prince William County operation – a 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility and a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art technical center. The facility houses the latest in cleaning equipment technology, reflow ovens and analytical equipment.

    “We congratulate ZESTRON on achieving this most commendable milestone,” said Jeff Kaczmarek, Executive Director, Prince William County Department of Economic Development. “Their decision to locate their only facility in the Western Hemisphere in Prince William County is a testament to the valuable business proposition the county offers, one that is capitalized on by a broad spectrum of companies including international ones. In fact, a number of our local businesses are subsidiaries of international companies or have some international affiliation,” he added.

    ZESTRON’s history dates back to 1975 with the founding of its parent company, Dr. O.K. Wack Chemie GmbH in Ingolstadt, Germany. Following the success of that business, ZESTRON was established in 1992 and is dedicated to developing and providing innovative precision cleaning solutions for the electronics industry. Today, the company operates regional technical and analytical centers across the globe including Germany, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan.

    “We are proud to be long-standing members of the Prince William County business community” said Harald Wack, President, ZESTRON Corporation. “In our line of business, it is imperative that we are able to easily source highly-skilled, specialized employees and our Prince William County location allows us to do just that,” he added. “Our ZESTRON team is considered the best in the industry primarily because we have assembled the most experienced global team of engineers who allow us to provide consistent, excellent service to each and every one of our clients. With the assistance of our engineers, we allow our customers the opportunity to specify and evaluate cleaning processes as well as substrate cleanliness assessments, in order to ensure a successful and seamless transition within their manufacturing process. As a result ZESTRON can handle the most critically sensitive electronics cleaning challenges and we pride ourselves in exceeding the needs of our customers,” he added further.

    ZESTRON has become a thought leader and innovator in its field with research and development being a defining part of its operations. The company continues to research the latest technologies for improving the performance, efficiency and life span of critical circuitry in high-reliability applications such as aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, medical, and military. ZESTRON’s innovative breakthroughs include dramatically reducing cleaning agent concentrations, effectively cleaning underneath low standoff components and introducing the world’s first and only true pH neutral cleaning agents. Furthermore, their engineers continue to perfect traceability tools for accurate automatic concentration management and process lifecycle analysis.

    ZESTRON is also leading the industry through its educational initiatives. Through its ZESTRON Academy, its engineers share expert electronics precision cleaning knowledge for seasoned professionals and offer foundational educational opportunities for new and emerging engineering professionals.

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    About ZESTRON

    ZESTRON is a global leader in high precision cleaning products and services for the electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries where reliability is mandatory. Headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany, ZESTRON operates seven technical centers across the globe with Prince William County being home to its only facility in the Western Hemisphere.

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