Industry News Europe – June 2017

KYZEN expands EU facilities to meet growing demand 

In response to the increasing demand for its electronics and metal finishing cleaning products, KYZEN has relocated and significantly expanded its operations in Belgium to provide the additional capabilities and capacity required to support its business growth. The new 1,230 m2 (12,239 ft2) facility in Aalter, Belgium is ideally located to better serve KYZEN’s growing base of customers in Europe. The increased space will facilitate the expansion of the local Applications Laboratory and provide much needed additional space for warehousing and logistics to meet the increased demand in the European market. The Aalter Applications Lab is one of six such labs that KYZEN operates throughout the world. “This facility expansion and relocation was driven by KYZEN’s growing success in Europe,” said Tom Forsythe, KYZEN Executive Vice President. “We had simply outgrown our previous space. Expansion of the Applications Lab has been a priority to increase our capabilities and responsiveness to customer requests. 

The new ZESTRON website is online! 

ZESTRONs multilingual website is presented with a new, modern look! “With this relaunch we offer a complete mobile responsive site, focused more on its multimedia features including a variety of new videos and increased visibility of our virtual tours across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The virtual tours of our seven globally linked technical centers can be particularly helpful for those who like to inform themselves on the available cleaning and analytical equipment prior to visiting and conducting trials”, says Mark Cherubin, Head of Marketing / Product Management. “We also updated our ZESTRON Academy section and made our workshop program fully accessible online. Customers can now view and register for any of the available training programs such as technical workshops, online seminars and customized training”, adds Mark Cherubin. 

Cogiscan partners with SmartRep in Germany 

Cogiscan Inc. is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with SmartRep for sales and support throughout Germany and other German-speaking regions. “With the emergence of Industry 4.0, we regard the German-speaking region as an extremely important and dynamic market,” says Mitch DeCaire, Cogiscan Channel Sales Manager. “We already have an experienced team of application engineers based in Germany, so we wanted to find a local sales and service partner who could complement our internal resources in a value-added manner. We chose SmartRep based on their depth of coverage and solid reputation within the industry. They will play a key role in supporting our customers and growing our business.” SmartRep is well-known for its deep understanding of the challenges facing electronic manufacturers. By partnering with SmartRep, which offers both sales and technical support capabilities throughout the German-speaking territory, Cogiscan will be able to provide local coverage in a more thorough and responsive manner. “SmartRep offers systems for PCB assembly – from single systems to whole line solutions,” explains Andreas Keller, SmartRep’s managing director. “We work together with different technology and world market leaders.

AIM appoints Exmel Solutions Ltd. as distributor in the UK 

AIM Solder, a global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Exmel Solutions Ltd. as a new distributor for its full line of solder products in the UK. Exmel will provide sales and technical support as well as inventory of AIM solder paste, liquid flux, bar, wire, as well as other solder assembly materials. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Coatbridge, Scotland, Exmel Solutions Ltd. specializes in the electronics/industrial manufacturing industry. It benefits from a technically-driven and customer-focused sales team with over 100 years’ of experience and a strong engineering background. Exmel Solutions Ltd. is ISO 9001 and 14001 certified. “We are pleased to partner with Exmel. The technical capabilities and expertise that they bring will be an important addition to our existing distributor network,” said David Suraski, AIM’s Executive Vice President, Assembly Materials Division. 

SmtXtra completes transition to the ISO 9001:2015 certification 

SmtXtra announced that it has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its Quality Management Systems. The company has successfully transitioned to the latest revision from the previous ISO 9001:2008 standard and remains one of the only companies of its kind to be awarded this certification for quality management of its products and services. The certification demonstrates to SmtXtra’s customers that the company offers products and services of consistently high quality. Also, it acts as a tool to streamline the company’s processes and make them more efficient. “This standard is based on numerous quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement,” said Sean Cassidy, Director, SmtXtra.

MicroCare expands EU facilities to meet growing demand

In response to the increasing demand for its critical cleaning, coating and lubrication products, MicroCare Europe bvba has expanded its facilities in Belgium to provide the additional capacity required for its business growth. The new 350 s.m. (3,500 sq. ft.) facility is close to Brussels which means it is ideally located to better serve the growing base of customers in industries such as electronics, precision cleaning and fiber optics. The increased logistical space will be dedicated specifically to meet the increased demand for the European marketplace. Scott Wells, MicroCare General Manager – Europe said: “We are all very excited about the opening of the new warehouse in Belgium. This expansion reflects our growth and our position as the market leader in cost-effective and environmentally-progressive critical cleaning products.” The warehouse expansion will aid MicroCare in serving European customers from one large, efficient and centralised unit. With the new warehouse on-line, the growth and distribution of MicroCare products to customers throughout Europe can be supported more efficiently and with shorter lead-times. The new facility also offers exceptional security features and separated handling of in-bound and out-bound goods, delivering efficiencies.

Super Dry Totech becomes part of the ASYS Group

With the acquisition of majority stakes of Super Dry Totech, the ASYS Group brings in an additional manufacturer of dry storage systems. The successful development of both companies will continue and be strengthened thanks to the partnership. By purchasing the shares of the company the executive board of ASYS Group made a strategic decision. The objective is to strengthen and further build up the business area of material logistics with the broadened product portfolio. Super Dry Totech offers innovative solutions in dry storage with a broad range of desiccant dry cabinets and the automated Dry Tower handling and storage system. “The Dry Tower fit perfectly into the concept we pursue in the area of material logistics. We are building on our vision of a fully interconnected production, which includes material logistics as a main topic“, buttresses Werner Kreibl, CEO of the ASYS Group, the buying decision.

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