Sono-Tek Announces First Production Scale System Order Exceeding $600K From Specialty Clean Energy Customer, First Part of Expected Multi-System Program
Order Expected to be Shipped in Current Fiscal Year
MILTON, NY, March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire – Sono-Tek Corporation (Nasdaq: SOTK), the leading developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems, today announced that it has received a new order exceeding $0.6 million from a customer in the clean energy sector, the first part of an expected multi-phase program for additional systems.
The clean energy customer initially purchased an R&D system from Sono-Tek for development and progressed to this order for a production scale system. Sono-Tek’s system applies a proprietary thin film on the customer’s product that is used in the green energy market. The order is scheduled to ship during Sono-Tek’s current fiscal year ending February 2024. Future orders from this customer are expected after the successful implementation of this first production system.
Steve Harshbarger, President and COO of Sono-Tek, commented, “We’re excited to announce this order from another clean energy company using a Sono-Tek R&D system and making the transition to production volumes. We anticipate additional orders from this customer in the future as it continues integrating Sono-Tek’s proprietary thin film application into its production process. Recent large government initiatives focused on expanding clean energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are accelerating the need for Sono-Tek machinery in this marketplace. Our experienced application engineers are working with a growing roster of clean energy customers using our ultrasonic coating systems for R&D in carbon capture, hydrogen generation, fuel cell, and advanced solar energy applications and we expect additional orders with higher average selling prices (ASPs) from some o these customers as they transition to production volumes.”
Sono-Tek Corporation is the leading developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems for applying precise, thin film coatings to protect, strengthen or smooth surfaces on parts and components for the microelectronics/electronics, alternative energy, medical and industrial markets, including specialized glass applications in construction and automotive.
The Company’s solutions are environmentally friendly, efficient and highly reliable, and enable dramatic reductions in overspray, savings in raw material, water and energy usage and provide improved process repeatability, transfer efficiency, high uniformity and reduced emissions.
Sono-Tek’s growth strategy is focused on leveraging its innovative technologies, proprietary know-how, unique talent and experience, and global reach to further develop thin film coating technologies that enable better outcomes for its customers’ products and processes. For further information, visit www.sono-tek.com.
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