CoorsTek celebrates 35 years of manufacturing in Fife

CoorsTek, Glenrothes is being awarded by Fife Council in recognition of 35 years of business in the town and to the local economy. - Pictured: Provost Jim Leishman is shown around on a tour of the manufacturing facilities in Glenrothes by Timothy Coors (Group CEO) and Executive VP Andreas Schneider, talking to staff members along the way. - Monday 24 October 2016
CoorsTek, Glenrothes is being awarded by Fife Council in recognition of 35 years of business in the town and to the local economy. - Pictured: Provost Jim Leishman is shown around on a tour of the manufacturing facilities in Glenrothes by Timothy Coors (Group CEO) and Executive VP Andreas Schneider, talking to staff members along the way. - Monday 24 October 2016

The world’s leading supplier of engineered ceramics, CoorsTek is celebrating 35 years of manufacturing at its Glenrothes location.

As the century-old company grew its European customer base, CoorsTek established the Scottish operation in 1981 as its first production facility outside the United States.

Joining CoorsTek at the celebration were customers, business partners, and local community officials who have worked with the company for decades.

Jim Leishman, Provost of Fife Council, said: “I acknowledge the positive contribution the employees of CoorsTek have made to the Fife economy over these last 35 years, and their dedication and loyalty to the business. I also recognize and commend the company’s leadership for continuing to service Europe from their base here in Glenrothes.”

Since arriving in Fife 35 years ago, CoorsTek has expanded its European presence, helping leading companies across Europe solve difficult challenges using the strengths of technical ceramics – in automotive, electronics, medical, semiconductor, and other technology and manufacturing applications.

Mark Cameron, plan manager, said: “The dedication of the highly enthusiastic team at the CoorsTek Glenrothes plant has been the foundation of our success over the past 35 years.

“I am proud of the contribution my colleagues have made to ensure CoorsTek continues to be the partner of choice for many of the leading companies in the markets we serve.

“Our commitment to strong relationships has been a constant throughout the last 35 years, and we will continue to drive forward with our collaborative approach to deliver success for our customers and for CoorsTek.”

CoorsTek’s footprint extends across a dozen locations in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Timothy Coors, Co-CEO said: “The Glenrothes team pioneered our manufacturing in Europe, and we are proud of how they continue to live out our true customer focus.”

The event, which included tours of the operating plant, lunch and a presentation, gave recognition to the loyalty and dedication of the employees.