Industry News: Europe
Michael Zahn takes over a position at Christian Koenen
Michael Zahn looks back at a long career at DEK and ASM Assembly Systems. During those years, he held various positions in Operations and Product Management. Mr Zahn was in charge of the establishment of a franchise system. In the past four years, he worked overseas holding the overall responsibility for the Electroform division at ASM Assembly Systems, Singapore. His main tasks related to research and development of new printing processes. In addition, he was responsible for manufacturing methods for stencils and for the growth of that division. Mr Zahn contributed to the development and patent registration of a number of products and processes at DEK / ASM for the industrial areas SMT, LED and Solar. Michael Zahn has a Bachelor’s degree in Metal Production Technology & Operations CCI and a Master’s Degree in Technical Management CCI (Master of Business Administration). He is also Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
New partner in Turkey for SMT
SMT Thermal Discoveries works with a new partner in Turkey from now on. Company YMH Teknoloji was founded in 2015 and already established as supplier of products and service for the electronic production industry at the Turkish market. YMH Teknoloji offers its products and service to consumer electronics, LED lighting, military defence, industrial control electronics and medical electronics production companies. Their customers include well-known companies like Vestel, Arcelik, Jarel und Aselsan. “YMH Teknoloji is a young company with a lot of experience and potential in the Turkish market. We are looking forward to the cooperation“, says Florian Graf, Sales Director Germany/Europe of SMT.
Label Manufacturer Nortec AMI appoints AdoptSMT
AdoptSMT has been appointed as the exclusive Nortec Distributor for Slovakia, in addition to their existing Nortec markets Germany, Switzerland, the countries bordering Slovakia Austria, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary and some additional European countries AdoptSMT is serving with native tongue personnel. Doron Lavi, President and Founder of Nortec, points out that he was satisfied with his previous Slovakian distributor. But this move unifies the sales channels at Nortec’s largest distributor. Slovakian customers can now get served by AdoptSMT with complete solutions for their identification and masking needs.
Ventec International Group’s ISO 9001:2015 certification
Ventec International Group announced that its Central European facility located in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany has received certification under the ISO 9001:2015 quality management standard. The nearly 3000sqm manufacturing, distribution and sales facility in Germany is the company’s latest location within its global network of manufacturing and service centers in Asia, Europe and the USA to receive the ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognized standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). The standard helps organizations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services. PCB fabrication customers can continue to rely on Ventec’s fully accredited supply chain for high reliability laminates and pre-pregs. From manufacture through fabrication and delivery, Ventec’s high quality product portfolio of polyimides, high reliability FR4 and its latest ‘tec-speed’ range of high speed/low loss materials are all covered by the accreditation. “Receiving the ISO 9001:2015 certification at our German facility is another key milestone in our roadmap to offer a full complement of PCB base-products and service options for our customers,” said Thomas Michels, Managing Director Europe. “In addition to providing products and solutions that adhere to the stringent quality requirements expected from our customers, Ventec takes great pride in helping our customers around the world to optimize their operational efficiency to better serve their customers.”
Electrolube announce new distributor for North Africa
Electrolube has appointed Adelec International to support and promote Electrolube’s range of conformal coatings, thermal management solutions, encapsulation resins, contact lubricants and service and maintenance aids across North Africa. Based in Tunisia, Adelec is a leading distributor of equipment and consumables for the electronics industry across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The new working partnership with Adelec comes at an opportune time for Electrolube, as the company ardently pursues strategic expansion plans. Morocco and Tunisia in particular show the biggest signs of long-term growth opportunities due to their already established manufacturing sectors, good infrastructure and reasonably skilled labour forces. As the second largest supplier of vehicles in Africa after South Africa, Morocco, in particular, has positioned itself as the new regional automotive hub for major global car manufacturers, with numerous benefits and facilities provided by the government to foreign automotive manufacturers. Ron Jakeman, Managing Director of Electrolube, said, “Manufacturing sectors in North Africa are expanding and experiencing strong growth predominantly in emerging manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, automotive and electronics manufacturing. These are sectors that Electrolube is thriving in globally and it’s an exciting time to embark on a new working relationship with Adelec. It’s extremely important for Electrolube to identify a partner that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide our customers with responsive service and first class support.