About The Crest Group
The Crest Group is the largest privately held company in the ultrasonic industry.
Our organization is comprised of several sovereign entities in various industry sectors. These sectors include, but are not limited to:
- Piezo Ceramics
- Ultrasonic Welding, Bonding and/or Assembly
- Ultrasonic Transducers
- Power Supplies and Generators
- Specialized Cleaning Systems
- Tabletop Cleaning Units
- Cleaning Tanks
- Chemistries/Cleaning Agents
- Specialized Ultrasonic Assembly Systems
Crest’s involvement in such a broad array of ultrasonic sectors provides substantial benefits for our worldwide customers. Our organizations broadly share technology and materials throughout the Group. And the strategic placement of these entities throughout the globe make our worldwide customer service among the best in the world.
Crest annual sales exceed $100MM and continue to climb despite the recent difficult economic times. Our success as an operating group is a direct result of our conjoined business strategy with our subsidiaries and the undeniable advantages of Crest machines over competitors. Although Crest leverages several patents, the company continues to keep pricing competitive against inferior machines and components.
Over 960 employees work throughout the world for The Crest Group. With thousands of customers in over 100 countries, our service infrastructure cannot be matched by any competitor, either public or private.
Our headquarters is located in Trenton, New Jersey, with a state-of-the-art 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. From these two locations, The Crest Group is able to meet the most rigorous of production demands.
The Group’s first company, Crest Ultrasonics, was started in 1961. The CEO of Crest Ultrasonics and of The Crest Group Inc., is J. Michael Goodson. Under his vision and leadership, The Crest Group has transformed into one of the largest providers of ultrasonic cleaning systems and chemistries in the world.
Crest Ultrasonics is a member of a number of professional societies, including the Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA), the Alliance for Cleaning Technologies (ACT), the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHM), and the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA).
Vertically Integrated, Sector Diverse
A common ideology for all component manufacturers
The Crest Group is a fine example of a company whose vertical integration serves to provide overall machine or component cost reduction, and improvement in the overall quality levels. This has provided our clients with substantially better ultrasonic machines and components.
How vertical is The Crest Group? We design and manufacturer all performance piezo ceramics through Piezo Kinetics Inc., located in Bellefonte, PA. These piezo ceramic components are the very foundation of all of every ultrasonic cleaning device we manufacture.
Additionally, we design and fabricate all transducers in Germany at Martin Walter AG. These transducers are recognized as the best in the world due to their higher operating frequencies and stronger amplitude. These systems feature ultrasonic heads on both side of the transducer, provided the aforementioned benefits as well as an improvement in cavitations.
Power systems and transducers are developed exclusively by our wholly owned subsidiary Uthe Technology, Inc. For years, these patented power systems have provided steady voltage and amplitude output, which is of course ideal for ultrasonic applications. Currently, Uthe is the world’s leading manufacturer of semiconductor bonding power supplies and transducers controlling about 65% of the world market.
Cleaning tanks are designed and developed by both Martin Walter of Germany and by Advanced Ceramics in Malaysia, and feature our new patented silicon carbide designs. These tanks virtually eliminate all cavitations erosion, while greatly improving the transmission of ultrasonic sound. They last virtually forever, and can greatly reduce the total cost of ownership for tabletop units and specialty systems. Like our stainless steel tanks, these vestibules come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Our manufacturing division can also create custom sizes to meet the needs of all cleaning environments.
Our custom systems are designed in the United States and manufactured at our 65,000 sq. ft. state of the art manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. This facility has been broadly recognized as one of the most innovative and quality producing facilities in the ultrasonic industry. Crest specialty and factory cleaning systems are brought to fruition with the same level of quality as our standardized products. No other company makes more custom ultrasonic cleaning systems than The Crest Group – anywhere in the world. From our Malaysian location, we provide hundreds of machines a year, shipped throughout the world.
Our global distribution network powers exceptional customer service, with replacement parts and service either same day or next day away. The combination of The Crest Group’s vertical integration and global customer support network make for a truly compelling value proposition.
The Crest Group services a wide array of industries and sub sectors with customized ultrasonic cleaning systems and standardized components. No other competitive organization features such a wide client base. It is quite simple – The Crest Group produces the most innovative and value rich machines and systems in ultrasonic technologies. Our patented advantages and level of technology usurp the levels of all of our competitors.
The Crest Group has over 1000 customers in over 100 countries throughout the world. Our clients range from Fortune 50 to Global 2000 to small independent companies.
The Crest Group is the world’s largest provider of precision ultrasonic cleaning equipment for the medical device and component industries.
6 out of the 10 largest automobile manufactures use precision cleaning solutions manufactured by The Crest Group. We also provide cleaning solutions for over three dozen automotive components manufacturers.
4 out of the 10 largest Aerospace companies use Crest Ultrasonics Precision Cleaning Solutions. We also provide cleaning solutions for over 5 dozen aerospace components manufacturers.
The Crest Group provides customized cleaning solutions that integrate into complex manufacturing environments for several dozen companies in this industry sector.
2 out the 5 largest electronics manufacturers use precision cleaning solutions made by The Crest Group. We also provide standardized and custom cleaning systems for over 480 electronics manufactures.
The Crest Group has sold over 30,000 tabletop cleaning systems to purveyors of fine jewelry throughout the world. At almost any jewelry store throughout the country, or the world, you will find a Crest Group tabletop unit.