Metal powder manufacturer Tekna Plasma Systems Inc., Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, has officially inaugurated its expanded second plant and its new manufacturing infrastructure. The result of a $5.5 million investment by the company, the expansion has doubled its metal powder production facilities to support the major growth of its activities.
The additional space created will reportedly be used for the immediate and future deployment of new metal powder production units, the introduction of new research infrastructure and the relocation of part of its administrative staff. Rémy Pontone, Tekna’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing, stated, “This investment will enable us to follow and support the growth of our clients through our existing products and to launch new innovative products on the industrial market.”
Luc Dionne, Tekna CEO, added, “This expansion, which is part of our five-year growth plan, will increase our annual metal powder production capacity to over 1,000 tonnes. Our world-class manufacturing infrastructure and our accreditations in terms of the strictest quality standards make Tekna a reliable partner that our clients can count on to ensure their current and future success.”
Tekna manufactures metal powders for Additive Manufacturing, Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) and thermal spray, including Ti64 titanium alloy powder, tungsten carbide powder, tantalum powder and molybdenum powder. It also produces a range of turnkey plasma systems for the production of metal powders.
In August 2018, the company revealed plans to invest up to $128 million over the course of its five-year plan to expand its global manufacturing output and boost its research and development capabilities, in a project benefiting from $33 million in financing from the Canadian government.