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Alphasonics USA Chooses Henrico County, Virginia, for Operations Center

Alphasonics USA, a UK-based firm specializing in ultrasonic cleaning systems for the print and medical industries, located an operations center in Henrico County, Virginia.

“We looked into the viability of each location in line with our growth strategy and we decided that Greater Richmond was the place for us,” said Christopher Jones, Vice President of Alphasonics. “The Richmond International Airport has great links to all major territories that we want to do business with, no shortage of companies in the state and surrounding states that we want to work with and of course, some pretty nice weather when compared to Liverpool!”

According to the Greater Richmond Partnership, the company’s North American target market is the medical and flexographic printing industry. Flexography utilizes a relief plate for printing on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films and paper.

Alphasonics plans to sell equipment from its new Henrico office but has already begun looking at ways to manufacture its products locally for this market after just one year, local officials said.

“We are delighted to welcome Alphasonics to Henrico County’s growing international community,” says Tyrone Nelson, Chairman, Henrico County Board of Supervisors. “Their success in the UK and expansion into the United States is proof of their strong leadership. We look forward to helping Alphasonics grow and prosper in Henrico County.”

The project originated at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership before GRP and Henrico Economic Development Authority became involved. GRP’s Bethany Miller and Toney Hall, Deputy Director of Henrico Economic Development Authority, helped the company with visa, accounting and living arrangements.

“The entire economic development team couldn’t have done more for us,” said Jones. “Beginning with a visit to our facility in the UK and accompanying us on fact-finding missions to Richmond, they provided some great options and ideas. We can’t thank them enough for all they did in assisting us with our U.S. expansion.”

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