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Oxford Instruments Branches Out In China

The firm has appointed a new president to lead its operations in China to develop and accelerate growth strategies for both industrial and research markets in the region

Oxford Instruments, a provider of tools and systems for semiconductor industry and research, appointed Gu Ran as President of Oxford Instruments China on 22nd July 2013.

Gu Ran will be based in the factory in Shanghai, but will also be managing the regional offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu. His key objectives will be to develop and implement accelerated growth strategies for China in both industrial and research markets.

Gu Ran, President of Oxford Instruments China

David Scott, Director of Emerging Markets comments, “China continues to be a very important market for Oxford Instruments. We have a highly skilled workforce dedicated to growing our business and Gu Ran’s experience of business development and leadership across a range of international technology companies will help us improve on the success we have achieved so far."

Oxford Instruments opened its first office in China in November 1999 with a team of six. Now the Group employs over 150 people and turnover has more than quadrupled over the last 14 years.

Oxford Instruments provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching.


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