Industry News Europe – November 2016
SolderStar appoints a new business development manager
SolderStar announced the addition of Chris Williams as Business Development Manager to further enhance the company’s global expansion plans.chris-williams Chris brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the electronics’ industry, including his most recent position at BOFA International where he was responsible for sales in the UK and Ireland as UK distribution and OEM Manager. Previous to this Chris managed hundreds of accounts for OK International in both the UK and Nordic regions. With a successful history in sales, business and management in the electronics industry, Chris will help in SolderStar’s global development plans, including introducing the newest innovations to our already developed sales base as well as working to expand our reach to customer’s across the world. Mark Stansfield, Managing Director of SolderStar said: “As we grow our business globally, Chris brings the strategic leadership, business development, and the global vision we need to realise our full potential and become leaders in our field. Chris is highly qualified, experienced, and is the right candidate to take SolderStar forward.” Chris Williams added: “SolderStar has the vision and ability to adapt and change to meet current and emerging client needs and are at the forefront of innovation within the industry. I am very pleased to be a part of a company that has established itself to be a leader in its field.
In memoriam: Charles Edward Lynch
On Thursday, October 13, 2016, Charles Edward Lynch died peacefully at home in Cohasset, MA after several years of failing health. Mr. Lynch worked at EP&P magazine for many years and was known in the electronics industry for starting the NEPCON trade shows, which are in their 27th year of operation. Mr Lynch also represented the academic journals, Circuit World, Microelectronics International and Solder & Surface Mount Technology.
Charles Edward Lynch was born in Boston on May 13, 1928 to Dr. Charles Lynch (d.1939) and Mary Louise (Maney) Lynch (d.1999). He was the loving and beloved husband of Margaret (Alberti) Lynch whom he married on July 4, 1953 in Rye, NY. They moved to Cohasset in 1955 and raised two daughters Marylouise, wife of Christopher Crofton- Atkins, of Boston and Edgartown, and Megan Jergens, of Naples, FL. He leaves two adored grandchildren Beryl Crofton- Atkins of London and Charles Nicholas Patti of Naples, FL.
SMS Investment in people continues
SMS announced the appointment of Graham Shaw as the company’s Chief of Operations (COO). Mr. Shaw brings more than 40 years of experience senior management in the Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) industry and will play a strategic role in positioning SMS as a technological leader within the market and industries that they serve. Mr. Shaw assumes this position from CEO Andrew Maddock, who will continue to focus on the continued growth and strategic expansion of SMS. Mr. Shaw joined SMS from Celestica, where, he was responsible for production and organisational procedures to increase profitability. Andrew Maddock, CEO of SMS stated, “Mr. Shaw has a very hands-on approach that draws on his extensive experience gained when working for companies with global operations such as Celestica. We are particularly impressed with his track record of introducing Lean Production procedures and improving operational and sourcing procedures. SMS prides itself on delivering quality and reliability to its customers, whilst being cost competitive. Mr. Shaw will continue to help us develop our leadership position as the leading technology partner for customers, who value product design and manufacturing that they can rely on, to put their name to.”sms-facility-shot Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Shaw added, “SMS has built a strong reputation in the UK and within the markets it serves for becoming an integral part of their customer’s operations. Their success shows that their personal approach and focus on people, processes and technology are important business differentiators.” About Graham Shaw Mr. Shaw has worked within the EMS industry for 40 years with Tier One companies such as General Electric and Celestica. Having completed many Engineering and Operational management roles within the UK, Mr. Shaw has also utilized his extensive experience to manage the installation and development of the Engineering infrastructure within two new sites in Czech Republic, followed by a period in Romania, assisting with the development and installation of equipment and processes to exceed demanding customer requirements. Customers included Dell, Panasonic, Samsung, IBM, RIM and BSkyB.
Yamaha contract for a SMT Total Line order from GPV
GPV, Danish electronics producer decided to invest in Yamaha SMT Solution for its Danish electronics factory in Aars. This new investment will supplement the 2014-investment so that now, the factory will have available two new mutually compatible SMT lines that will ensure that GPV is able to meet both present and future quality demands.According to the company the investment will also mean rapid changeovers and shorter lead times. yamaha-gpv CEO Bo Lybæk states that “with the new SMT line to Aars, GPV has taken yet another important step to ensure Danish electronics competence and SMT capacity at top level.” Mr. Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., IM Business shares his confidence that the chosen Yamaha solutions and especially the newest mounter YSM20 and the latest inspection machine YSi-V will boost positively GPV growth plan. He says “Yamaha is delighted of the collaboration with GPV and their trust in Yamaha’s high quality and reliable SMT machines.” He adds “ The invest in Yamaha Total Line Solution will allow them to address the future high expectations and requirements for excellent quality and flexibility. We are very enthiusiastic of this cooperation and also of the successful joint work with our partner Core-emt, whose team provides superior nationwide support for all Yamaha SMT products in Denmark.”
Mycronic receives multiple order for the MY600 Jet Printer
Mycronic AB has received an order for several MY600 Jet Printer systems from an Asian high-volume customer with 24-hour production in several locations in Asia. The order is the third in a short time for the same type of equipment from the same customer. Delivery will take place during the fourth quarter 2016. Mycronic’s business area SMT offers equipment for modern electronics manufacturing. The offering comprises production systems for non-contact application of solder paste and other mounting fluids on circuit boards, mounting robots for placement of components on circuit boards, automated storage solutions and
advanced software for effective process management. The equipment is used globally within different segments of the electronics industry. Mycronic has traditionally focused on offering effective systems to customers with low–to mid-volume manufacturing where the need for flexibility is high. The MY600 was developed to offer the electronics industry a competitive alternative or a complement to the traditional stencil printer. The systems can also be configured for high-speed dispensing of several kinds of mounting fluids. As PCBs and electronics become ever more advanced throughout the electronics industry, requirements on production equipment increase. Mycronic’s MY600 offers manufacturers new ways to meet challenges in the production process – also relevant for high-volume customers. ”This is a very good example of the development taking place within the industry.
Digitaltest Germany’s success continues with new site
Digitaltest announced that its new production site is completed. The devices are in place and the company looks forward to welcoming customers and partners in its new meeting room.
Since it was founded, over 35 years ago, the company has been growing continuously. It has seen sales and employee numbers increase in that time.
The new building The new extension is 700 m² in total and consists of an enlarged production space, a service, test and repair center, a showroom to display the company’s complete test equipment, and a new meeting room that will be used as a training suite. The new production space allows more machines to be built simultaneously, and also more storage for equipment. With state of the art technologies in the new service and test and repair area, Digitaltest can continue to serve customers. Service does not end with the delivery of test systems or license delivery of the software. Personal attention and support is important, therefore the new training suite will be available to offer trainings to users. The new building was designed with the needs of customers and employees in mind. The administrative headquarters is connected to the new facility by a short passage – as short communication paths maintain good service and flexibility in customer service, while maintaining the friendly, family-like atmosphere. Furthermore, the company created 20 additional parking spaces, an attractive lounge area and an outside terrace. Employees and customers can look forward to the latest standards in terms of infrastructure, technology, design and equipment.