Industry News – Europe

■ Bob Stevenson

■ Bob Stevenson

Bob Stevenson joins Essemtec USA

Essemtec announced the appointment of Bob Stevenson to Business Development Manager in the U.S. Stevenson is responsible for strengthening Essemtec’s market presence in North America, bolstering the representative network, and expanding Essemtec’s business into underserved geographies and adjacent technologies. Stevenson is well-known throughout the semiconductor and solar photovoltaic industries, with more than 25 years of experience in capital equipment sales and marketing, business development and technology management. “We are excited to welcome Bob to our U.S. team,” stated Frank Bose, PhD, CEO. “Bob will be a true asset with the addition of his expertise in both the semiconductor and photovoltaic sectors. He has a firm grasp on the diverse approaches to SMT manufacturing across all market sectors and we look forward to continued growth in the U.S. market with his help.”

Altus and Danutek team up to share resources

The Koh Young Zenith 3D AOI systems continue to prove themselves technically while gaining traction and momentum in the European market. The quality and quantity of applications and process support are critical to the ongoing satisfaction of existing and prospective customers.

Supported by Altus, Koh Young products are distributed throughout the UK, Ireland, Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine. Selling over seventy machines per year, Koh Young has an installed base of over 300 machines (SPI & AOI). After recognising the varying needs of each market, Altus has created an international inspection task force to provide customers with service and further information and advice.

Yamaha Motor IM Europe announces partnership

Yamaha Motor IM Europe announced its partnership with TMI Control Plus in France to best serve its customers in the region and increase its market share by offering Yamaha full range of products and solutions. Yamaha has been for almost 35 years developing and producing total solutions for its customers based on genuine daily production requirements. Yamaha has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, printed circuit board inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. Thanks to its full range portfolio, Yamaha Motor IM is able to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.

Henkel partners with Tekra to expand coverage

Henkel Adhesive Technologies’ Electronics business announced a new distribution partnership with plastic film and adhesives solutions provider, Tekra, A Division of EIS, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Tekra will deliver sales, technical consultation and post-sale service for Henkel’s full line of electronic ink materials in support of customers throughout North America.

“Tekra brings a level of technical expertise not often available from traditional distribution providers,” comments Todd Williams, Henkel Director of Global Product Management for Inks and Coatings. “As a film coating and converting company with decades of experience, Tekra’s understanding of printed electronics processes, chemistry and substrate compatibility, and root cause analysis is superb. This, along with Henkel’s established electronics assembly materials distribution partnership with Tekra’s parent company, EIS, Inc., made the relationship a natural fit.”

■ Thomas Möller

■ Thomas Möller

ZESTRON Europe promotes Thomas Möller

ZESTRON Europe announced that Mr. Thomas Möller has been promoted to “Senior Process Engineer” on January 1st 2016. Mr. Möller joined ZESTRON’s Application Technology department in 2007. He has become an experienced specialist in cleaning electronics boards. In his new position as Senior Process Engineer, Mr. Möller’s main responsibility is to assist customers in China, Russia, Scandinavia, and countries around the Baltic region.

Ryder Industries Ltd selects Microsoft Dynamics

Ryder Industries Ltd announced they have selected Microsoft Dynamics, a top-flight ERP suite from one of the world’s most respected companies, to run its next-generation ERP system. This ensures 24/7 performance, delivered by a system maintained to world-class standards. Set to go live in early 2017, an all-functions team has been reviewing Ryder’s process for the past six months to obtain the best results from this new-generation system, building on Ryder’s established strengths. Customers and suppliers will benefit from the precision materials control, yielding a high rate of on-time deliveries and on-time acceptances. Query rates will be reduced, component ownership protected and traceability improved. Benefitting from a state-of-the-art high-performance SAN hardware architecture, the new system will support near-instant answers to complex queries, and be able to service customer information needs in seconds. Flexibility will be enhanced due to the powerful new software and hardware, yielding new levels of responsiveness to customer needs. Additionally, enhanced customer support, which is one of the system’s top objectives, is subject to strict controls on proprietary information.

Powerbox appoints Acumen to distribute in South East Asia

Powerbox announced today that it has appointed Acumen Components Group to distribute PRBX products and power-solutions to South East Asia. This agreement will strengthen Powerbox’s presence in the region and provide local support to its customers and their contract manufacturers. Headquartered in Singapore, Acumen Components Group was established in 1995 to cater for a growing demand for procurement solutions from global electronics manufacturing industries. The operation is strategically positioned in the heart of the trade link between Asia and the rest of the world, serving the need of Powerbox customers and partners. The group also includes offices in Malaysia and Australia. “With their long expertise in supply chain solutions for medical, industrial, aerospace & defence, and telecommunication, the Acumen Group is a strategic partner for Powerbox, having growing numbers of customers based in South East Asia” said Martin Sjöstrand, Powerbox C.E.O. “They are also our first choice partner to bring simplicity in the supply chain process to contractors and manufacturers located in that region.” Acumen will actively distribute PRBX products in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.


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