Airtech Advanced Materials Group (Huntington Beach, Calif., USA) reported on July 9 that it has received the Luxembourg American Business Award at a gala dinner hosted by the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce, organized in cooperation with the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in New York. Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Guillaume and Crown Princess Stéphanie bestowed the Luxembourg American Business Award 2012 upon Airtech Advanced Materials Group.
Established in 1999, the award is presented every two years to recognize special and long-standing relationships between a North American corporation and Luxembourg. Previous recipients of the award include Goodyear Rubber & Tire Company (1999), DuPont de Nemours & Co (2002), Guardian Industries Corp. (2004), Avery Dennison Corp. (2006), Delphi (2008) and Husky (2010).
Airtech was founded in 1973 by the Dahlgren family. The group consists of four production sites, among which Airtech Europe, founded in 1991 in Differdange, Luxembourg, represents their first manufacturing operation outside the USA. At the Luxembourg site the company has grown to 135 employees and facilities of approximately 18,000 m2/193,750 ft2.
Airtech develops, produces and sells material and supplies used to vacuum bag infuse composite components and structures.
The Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade, Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg Ambassador to the United States Jean-Louis Wolzfeld expressed the full recognition of Airtech’s contribution to Luxembourg’s industrial fabric emphasizing this company’s strengths consisting of “the constant improvement of product quality and its adaptation at a discerning clientele as well as the needs of the global markets where the innovation of products play a major role in international competitiveness.”