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It's a deal: Glass furnace contract for Samsung flat TV screens.

Contracts worth pounds 10 million have been won by Gemco-SAS, the Wombourne company announced yesterday following the recent merger of SAS, Gemco Furnaces and Smit Ovens.

Harry King, managing director of GemcoSAS, said the merger was based on technical synergies and had resulted in the new orders.

The new company, owned by Thermal United Worldwide Heat Solutions, has a manufacturing and service base in York and two operations in Eindhoven, Holland, with subsidiaries in the US, Korea and China.

Gemco-SAS designs the manufactures furnaces for the heat treatment of glass and metal and the business has been successful with its design, manufacturing and installation of furnaces to produce new flat screen television tubes and plasma display.

The products have a worldwide demand. Among five recent installations are contracts won in China, Europe and the US. Mr King said contracts under negotiation included a large heat treatment order in south-east Asia.

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Samsung's senior project manager, Young Sun Choi, clinches a pounds 2 million contract with Chris Baldwin, sales manager at Gemco-SAS. The contract is for three glass annealing furnaces. Each furnace will form a vital part in the manufacture of TV screens for Samsung's new factory in China
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Date:Nov 1, 2003
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