Plainville CT: Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems®), a global manufacturer of customized, application-engineered sensors, controls, solenoid valves and subassemblies announces the opening of a 4,000 sq. ft. Medical Processing Area at its Plainville, CT headquarters. The additional space is part of a recent expansion which was completed in October 2011 adding 20,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space to the facility.

Gems has experienced continued growth over the past ten years particularly in the medical industry. The new addition will allow the company to improve medical product manufacturing layouts providing better material/product workflow to address the specific needs of customers in the medical industry and safer working areas for employees. The additional space will also allow Gems to expand its workforce as sales continue to grow.

Gems has served the medical industry for more than 20 years providing ISO13485 certified products for the specialized fluid control and handling requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, life science, and biotechnology market segments.

"We are very pleased with the new addition to our manufacturing facility" says Patrick Murphy, VP and General Manager for Gems Sensors & Controls, NA. "The additional space will allow us to continue to grow our product offering and serve the unique needs of our customers around the world. I am particularly excited about the addition of a dedicated 4,000 sq. ft. processing area to accommodate the exacting requirements of our customers in the medical industry".

About Gems Sensors & Controls

Founded in 1955, Gems is a preferred supplier to thousands of OEM companies across a broad range of industries throughout the world due to its extensive application knowledge, innovative sensor and miniature solenoid valve designs, and customer centric approach to problem solving to meet customer-specific needs. Gems Sensors & Controls is a leading global manufacturer of: liquid level, flow, and pressure sensors; solid-state relays and barriers; liquid and pneumatic miniature solenoid valves; and fluid handling assemblies with facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Gems Sensors & Controls is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, UL, and CE certified.

For more product information, contact Gems Sensors & Controls, One Cowles Road, Plainville, Connecticut 06062. Phone: (800) 378-1600.

Posted by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT