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Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick and place equipment for the global electronics industry, with a network of distributors across the globe.

Poole Dorset, United Kingdom


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Europlacer to Host High-Mix Productivity Open Days in France

May 20, 2024 | Europlacer is pleased to announce its upcoming High-Mix Productivity Open Days to be held at its factory in France this June. This exclusive event will offer valuable insights into the latest innovations in electronics manufacturing and assembly processes, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to enhance their operations. The event will be split into two dedicated weeks: International Open Days from June 18-20, 2024 (English-speaking) and French Open Days from June 21-23, 2024.

Europlacer's ii-P7 Premium Stencil Printer Sets New Standards for High-Mix Assembly

May 13, 2024 | Europlacer is excited to highlight the success of its latest premium stencil printer, the ii-P7, showcased at the recent 2024 IPC APEX EXPO. Boasting groundbreaking features and productivity enhancements, the ii-P7 has set a new standard in precision and efficiency for high-mix assembly environments.

Europlacer Full-Line Install Delivers Increased Productivity for Cursey Technology.

Dec 04, 2023 | Fresh investment with a new full production line from Europlacer for UK-based Cursey Technology helps drive growth for this contract manufacturer.

Europlacer iineo+ placement machine at Cursey Technology.

Europlacer Appoints SmartRep as New Marketing Partner in Germany.

May 05, 2022 | In a strategic move that strengthens its sales and drives growth in Europe, Europlacer has agreed the terms of a new partnership with high-tech electronics manufacturing equipment distributor SmartRep GmbH. The partnership sees the Hanau-based company selling alongside Europlacer's division in Germany and across German speaking territories in Europe.

SmartRep Founder Rudolph Niebling and CEO Andreas Keller.

SMT Production at Bitstream Poland Takes Advantage of New Atom Capabilities.

Apr 28, 2022 | Based in Lublin, Poland, Bitstream is a leading manufacturer of time synchronization and reliable transmission solutions for the energy, telecommunications, automation and other industrial sectors. The company's manufacturing comprises low to medium volume electronics with a high level of complexity where individual products are built from several different electronic modules. In 2019, Bitstream began to evaluate ways to increase its production throughput while retaining the flexibility required to manage frequent product changeovers on its surface mount assembly.

The new Atom 3 placement machine in the SMT line at Bitstream with CEO Dariusz Pietrzyk.

Europlacer Named as Top Performing International Business in Local Solent Awards.

Apr 13, 2022 | Europlacer has been named the 2022 top-performing business in its category for the Solent region of southern England by The Business Magazine.

Julian Boardman (centre), Group Finance Director at Europlacer, accepts the 2022 Solent 250 International Company of the Year Award from Leila Jundi, Senior Trade Director, Thames Valley, Hampshire & Dorset, Global Trade & Receivables Finance (right) and Simon Smith, Regional Director, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Corporate Banking Midlands & South Region (left), both of sponsors HSBC UK Bank plc.

Europlacer Continues to Outperform the Market.

Mar 14, 2022 | Europlacer has enjoyed substantial growth throughout 2021 with the company forecasting the same level of achievement and success in 2022.

François Erceau, Europlacer Group Strategy and Marketing Officer.

Europlacer Wins Two NPI Awards at APEX 2022.

Mar 03, 2022 | Europlacer has secured top honors in two New Product Introduction (NPI) categories in the prestigious awards organized by Circuits Assembly magazine and notified at the IPC APEX Expo in San Diego in January.

Two NPI Awards for Europlacer at APEX Expo 2022.

Fastest Growing SMT Manufacturer in the US Exhibits at APEX 2022.

Jan 23, 2022 | Europlacer is now the fastest growing SMT manufacturer in the US. Aided by a number of significant sales in the region to OEMs and EMS providers, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth over the past 24 months in spite of the pandemic.

Europlacer Announces Intelligent Freeform Feeder for Loose Pick & Place Parts.

Dec 03, 2021 | With component shortages plaguing the electronics industry and putting additional pressures on SMT assembly operations, the introduction of a new freeform feeder compatible with all Europlacer pick & place platforms is timely.

A freeform feeder tray (black) containing loose components mounted on the special freeform loader element hardware.

Europlacer to Promote CFX Compliance at Productronica 2021.

Nov 03, 2021 | At the core of all exhibits on the Europlacer stand (A3-215) at this year's Productronica event is a distinct focus on the IPC CFX Standard, with the company promoting its own compliance as an early adopter and encouraging certification to other participants across the surface mount assembly sector.

Europlacer's ii-A1 and ii-A2 modules – the first placement machines to be CFX certified.

Nepcon Shenzhen Delivers on its Promises for Europlacer.

Oct 31, 2021 | As one of the world's first trade shows in the electronics sector to return as an in-person event, Nepcon Shenzhen appears to have delivered on expectations. For the Europlacer China team, the exhibition was special in another way, being the first time that the company has exhibited at the Shenzhen show for 14 years.

The Europlacer Nepcon Shenzhen booth.

Dorset CEM Boosts Surface Mount Capacity with Specialist Rapid Productivity Solutions.

Aug 26, 2021 | Long-term Europlacer customer Electronics Technicians Ltd (ETL), located just 10 miles from Europlacer's UK HQ, has embarked on a broad modernisation investment programme at its Dorset-based contract manufacturing facility, which includes the purchase of new assembly equipment and accessories to expand its surface mount production capacity and capability.

The iineo pick & place machine at ETL Dorset.

OSI Electronics UK Maintains Investment Momentum & Growth Through Pandemic.

Jun 09, 2021 | Having acquired its fifth Europlacer iineo+ pick & place machine in late 2019, St Neots based contract electronics manufacturer OSI Electronics UK is now adding a new Europlacer screen printer and ALeader3D Solder Paste Inspection(SPI) combination to its reconfigured 'SMT Hall'.

OSI Electronics UK logo.

Prototype Electronics Ltd Continues Expansion with Identical Second Placement Machine.

May 25, 2021 | Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Piddlehinton-based Prototype Electronics Ltd has invested in a second iineo pick & place machine from Europlacer. The new machine was specified to be identical to the company's first single-turret iineo+ machine acquired just one year earlier.

Megger Switches to Europlacer.

May 14, 2021 | Megger has switched to Europlacer placement platforms by selecting two new iineo+ pick & placemachines to upgrade its in-house surface mount assembly and replace the functionality of two legacy pick & place machines in one of its lines.

One of two new iineo+ machines arrives at Megger in Dover.

Expanding Growth sees New Regional Manager Hired at Europlacer Americas.

Apr 15, 2021 | Europlacer Americas announces that it has added Craig 'CJ' Brown to its management team as Regional Manager for the South, South East and Central US. This important new position constitutes a cooperative move to strengthen the company's sales operations across the Americas in the light of expanding sales growth.

Craig 'CJ' Brown, newly appointed as Europlacer Regional Manager for the South, South East and Central US.

Lucky Number 8 Pick & Place Service Excellence Award for Europlacer.

Apr 13, 2021 | While the number eight is recognized as the luckiest number in China, it is now a lucky number for Europlacer, thanks to the company's unprecedented eighth consecutive Service Excellence Award win in the Pick & Place category from respected industry publication, Circuits Assembly. This year, the award ceremony took place online as coronavirus continues to alter the business landscape, but with the award highlighting exemplary customer service, it is as meaningful as ever.

The 2021 Pick & Place winners screen from the online Service Excellent Award presentation.

Wildtrax Invests in SMT Assembly Technology to Boost Productivity During Pandemic.

Mar 25, 2021 | Contract Manufacturer Wildtrax proves that some businesses have reasons to pursue aggressive growth strategies even in times of global challenges. The Littlehampton-based CEM invested in its second SMT pick & place machine from Europlacer during the lockdown in September 2020 to support the urgent manufacture of equipment destined for several essential key markets, including assemblies for vaccine machines, cold-chain distribution products and the Nightingale Hospital.

Europlacer Launches Ground-breaking New Placement Modules at Productronica China.

Mar 19, 2021 | Europlacer has chosen the China Productronica event to unveil the newest additions to its unparalleled atom range of surface mount pick & place systems. The show, running in Shanghai from 17th to 19th March, will introduce visitors to two highly innovative and intelligent new placement modules, the Europlacer ii-A1 and ii-A2.

The new ii-A1 and ii-A2 modules launched by Europlacer.

Newii-A1 and ii-A2Modules are Industry's First Placement Systems to be CFX Certified by the IPC.

Mar 19, 2021 | The ground-breaking new ii-A1 and ii-A2 modules from Europlacer are the first placement systems from any supplier to be certified by the IPC as CFX compliant. The IPC-CFX standard, standing for Connected Factory Exchange, is the industry's reference for data exchanges between machines communicating within an electronics production ecosystem. CFX has been fully embraced by Europlacer as part of the company's commitment to contributing to a standardized, interconnected ecosystem for electronics production environments.

Virtual Interactive Demonstrations Prove Highly Successful & Popular at Europlacer's UK HQ.

Oct 10, 2020 | In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the sales & marketing team at Europlacer have set up comprehensive 'virtual' demonstration facilities manned by real staff for the many businesses looking to evaluate the company's range of surface mount assembly equipment.

Europlacer Regional Sales Manager Elliot Loven presents an interactive online demo of the company's iineo+ placement

Virtual Interactive Demonstrations Prove Highly Successful & Popular at Europlacer's UK HQ

Oct 07, 2020 | In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the sales & marketing team at Europlacer have set up comprehensive 'virtual' demonstration facilities manned by real staff for the many businesses looking to evaluate the company's range of surface mount assembly equipment. Staff at the pick & place specialist know that an excellent demonstration is of paramount importance when companies are conducting evaluations of capital equipment. Europlacer sales and support people strive to make demonstrations detailed, informative and focused whilst keeping it an enjoyable experience for participants. Coronavirus restrictions initially limited the team's ability to organise demonstrations on-site in the company's purpose-built demo room. So they came up with a captivating alternative solution, drawing inspiration from the Europlacer motto: Performance, Adaptability, Trust.

Elliot Loven presents online Europlacer demo

Europlacer turns 50 and celebrates the half-century milestone

Aug 12, 2020 | Europlacer turned 50 on July 08, 2020. It's a significant milestone for a business founded with just £10 of capital in the UK, back in 1970. In the half-century that has passed, Europlacer has come a long way.

Europlacer 50-Year Crest

Europlacer Celebrates 50 Years in Business.

Jul 14, 2020 | Wednesday 8th July 2020 marked a significant milestone for Blakell Europlacer. 50 years to the day, the founding company, Blakell Systems Ltd, was registered and incorporated in Britain by Pat Kellard, who many seasoned industry professionals will remember.

Blakell Europlacer founder Pat Kellard.

Phoenix Systems Gains New Production Insights with X-Ray Machine from Europlacer.

Jun 07, 2020 | Fareham-based contract electronics manufacturer Phoenix Systems UK Ltd has added in-house X-Ray facilities to its production resources. The company chose a new Unicomp AX-8200HR X-Ray machine from Europlacer. This advanced process verification and improvement machine was delivered and installed in April this year, despite the coronavirus lockdown.


Apr 18, 2020 | Robert Conway, Chairman of Parable Trust & Blakell Europlacer Group, Dr Kamau Gachigi, Executive Director of Gearbox, Kenya and Neil Sandy, CEO of Wellers Impact & Weller Law Group are delighted to announce a collaboration resulting in essential medical manufacturing technology being sent to Nairobi, Kenya to help combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prudent Investment Strategy Continues at Europlacer to Enhance Growth Plan.

Apr 11, 2020 | Like everyone else in the SMT industry, Europlacer is tightening its belt to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite that, the company is still looking to the future as it continues to make prudent investments to help strengthen its position and enhance a successful growth plan.

Prima Electronic Services Switches to iineo for High-Complexity Boards.

Mar 19, 2020 | Prima Electronic Services, has chosen to underpin its growth plans by selecting Europlacer's iineo+ placement platform to address larger and more complex customer boards. The decision to switch to Europlacer is notable as the company has long been a Yamaha customer; it has seven iPulse machines already operating on its assembly lines.

Seventh Consecutive Pick & Place Service Excellence Award Presented at APEX.

Feb 06, 2020 | Europlacerhas landed an impressive seventh consecutive Service Excellence Award in the Pick & Place category from respected industry publication, Circuits Assembly. At a presentation ceremony at the APEX Expo, the award was accepted by John Perrotta, recently promoted to Global Business Development Officer at Europlacer.

Europlacer Global Business Development Officer John Perrotta displays the 2020 Service Excellence Award for Pick & Place.

Europlacer Creates Unique International Key Account Support Management Role.

Jan 22, 2020 | Europlacer is renowned industry-wide for its exemplary support infrastructure, a truth officially recognised by six consecutive annual Service Excellence Awards. Now the company’s commitment to Continuous Improvement sees the creation of a new role to specifically support key account customers – a post filled by Europlacer Service, Support & Engineering veteran Mark Bartholomew.

Europlacer Connected at APEX 2020

Jan 07, 2020 | Europlacer Americas will focus on it CFX Factory 4.0 connectivity at APEX 2020. Live demonstrations on the Europlacer booth #1910 will feature the company’s mobile app dashboard displaying production data streamed live. At the heart of the booth will be the award-winning atom3 ultra-flexible multi-functional assembly system – itself connected via CFX to the dashboard.

Croatian Mechatronics Student Wins Europlacer VR Racing Challenge at Productronica.

Dec 04, 2019 | After four days of hotly-contested competition on the Virtual Reality racing simulator at the Europlacer booth at this year’s Productronica exhibition, the top podium finish went to Jan Pokos, a Croatian student.

Exciting Test Drive Opportunities with Europlacer at Productronica.

Nov 06, 2019 | Europlacer’s multi-award-winning atom3 placement machine is not the only exciting exhibit that visitors to Productronica can test drive on stand A2.461.

Second iineo+ & xpii+ SMT Line for SafeLine as Safety Systems Sales Increase.

Oct 24, 2019 | Europlacer has installed a second high-speed line comprising iineo+ and xpii+ pick & place machines with a Heller reflow oven at SafeLine in Tyresö, Sweden. It crowns a package of upgrades to increase capacity and throughput to meet rising demand for the company’s elevator safety systems across Scandinavia and Europe.

Europlacer’s atom platform at the centre of Productronica 2019 Booth.

Oct 22, 2019 | While Europlacer will be using Productronica to highlight is expanding SMT Line Solutions offering that includes premium equipment from selected business partners, the company’s multi-award-winning atom3 machine will take centre stage on the Productronica booth. The atom3 is the ultra-flexible atom model that, along with its high-speed atom4 sibling, is opening up new global assembly markets for Europlacer.

Europlacer’s multi-award-winning atom3 placement machine.

Europlacer Receives Frost & Sullivan Award at Gala Dinner.

Apr 01, 2019 | At a prestigious gala dinner hosted in London by industry analyst Frost & Sullivan, Robert Conway, Executive Chairman of the Blakell Europlacer Group, and Group Director Victor Lorenzo accepted the award for 2019 Company of the Year in the Global SMT Pick & Place category on behalf of Europlacer.

Robert Conway (C) and Victor Lorenzo (L) accept the 2019 F&S Award.

Europlacer China Appoints Lin Dong to Customer Support Manager Role. Sean Zhang takes New Product Specialist Position.

Apr 01, 2019 | Europlacer China has broadened its support infrastructure by appointing a seasoned SMT industry professional to the role of Customer Support Manager, located at the company’s China HQ in Shanghai. Lin Dong, formerly of Artesyn Embedded Technologies, takes over the role from Europlacer’s Sean Zhang, who moves to a newly-created position as Senior Engineer & Product Specialist.

Lin Dong (left) and Sean Zhang (right) at Europlacer’s booth in Productronica China 2019.

A Solid Six: Record Number of Consecutive Service Excellence Awards for Europlacer.

Jan 31, 2019 | Europlacer has continued its record-breaking winning run by taking a sixth consecutive Service Excellence Award in the Pick & Place category from respected industry publication, Circuits Assembly. The award presentation ceremony took place on the first morning of this year’s APEX Expo in San Diego. The top Pick & Place category award was received by John Perrotta, President of Europlacer Americas.

John Perrotta accepts Europlacer’s sixth consecutive Service Excellence Award from CA editor, Mike Buetow.

Europlacer to Showcase Assembly Lines, Storage and Integrated CFX Functionality at APEX 2019

Jan 22, 2019 | Europlacer Americas announces that it will exhibit two SMT assembly lines in Booth #2511 at the upcoming 2019 IPC APEX Expo. The high-speed line will feature the company’s award-winning, ultra-flexible atom3 placement machine downstream from the advanced EP710 AVi Screen Printer. The mid-range, very-large-board manufacturing solution consists of the company’s flagship iineo+ Multi-Functional Placement System with advanced LED binning in line with its EP1220 Long Board Screen Printer.

It’s D-Day in France!

Dec 10, 2018 | Our Italian colleagues and Latin scholars will know that the letter ‘D’ is the Roman numeral for 500. Right now, on the Europlacer manufacturing floor in Rocheserviere in France, the production team is preparing to build our 500th iineo placement machine.

Europlacer Americas Extends Trade-in Initiative to All Pick & Place Machines.

Nov 29, 2018 | Europlacer Americas has rolled out its successful trade-in scheme to the wider placement equipment market. The extended initiative encourages owners of older pick & place platforms to obtain a trade-in valuation against a new Europlacer machine. For many, this overcomes issues around equipment obsolescence, spares shortages and diminishing support capabilities as well as offering the tangible commercial benefits associated with a new machine.

Twin Accolades for Blakell Europlacer Distribution at UK’s Inaugural Electronics Industry Awards.

Oct 02, 2018 | Blakell Europlacer Distribution stole the show at the first ever UK Electronics Industry Awards. This high-profile inaugural event celebrated the achievements of top-performing companies across a range of electronics sectors, using voting by industry peers to determine the winner in each of 18 categories. Blakell Europlacer Distribution was the only company to win awards in two categories: Aerospace/Military/Defence Product of the Year for its new atom3 placement platform; and the prestigious Best Customer Service award.

First Open House Event for New Owners of Benelux SMT Distribution Company SMANS.

Aug 29, 2018 | For three days in September, Benelux-based SMT equipment distribution specialist SMANS will host an Open House event for its existing and potential customers. While this popular event has taken place annually, this is the first since the new management team completed a buyout in October last year.

SMANS’s smart premises in Turnhout, Belgium.

Unitron Invests in New Europlacer iineo+ Placement Machine.

Aug 21, 2018 | Dutch manufacturer Unitron Group has selected Europlacer’s flexible iineo platform as the centrepiece of a new SMT assembly line located at its production facility in IJzendijke, South West Holland. The company chose the iineo+ placement machine after a detailed comparison of equipment vendors and support levels across the market.

The new iineo+ placement machine installed at Dutch manufacturer Unitron Group.

Great Results from Europe’s First atom Platform Installation at Syselec France.

Jul 15, 2018 | Contract manufacturer Groupe Syselec, based near Toulouse in France, is the first Europlacer customer in Europe to install a placement machine from the award-winning new atom platform range. Having placed its order for an atom3 machine last summer, while the platform was still in the final stage of development, Syselec was in fact the first customer on Europlacer’s worldwide atom order book.

SMT Nuremberg Pays Off for Europlacer & Speedprint.

Jun 17, 2018 | Europlacer and Speedprint pulled in leads from prospects across Europe on the shared stand at this year’s SMT Hybrid Packaging event in Nuremberg.

Growth Leads to New Jobs at Europlacer.

May 01, 2018 | The best-ever trading year for Blakell Europlacer worldwide has already led to tangible benefits for the business and its customers. The company is recruiting new staff in all its key territories across the globe.

Tony Wood (l) and Andy Lee (r), both newly appointed to customer-facing roles at Europlacer.

Hat Trick of Industry Awards for Europlacer

Mar 11, 2018 | As if winning an unprecedented fifth consecutive Service Excellence Award from respected industry publication Circuits Assembly Magazine is not enough, pick & place equipment manufacturer Europlacer added further to its haul of medals by also seizing two NPI Awards for its brand-new atom placement platform.

A delighted John Perrotta, President of Europlacer Americas, receives one of the three industry awards presented to Europlacer from Circuits Assembly editor Mike Buetow.

Expanding Sales Growth sees New Directors Appointed at Europlacer Americas

Feb 20, 2018 | Europlacer Americas announces that it has added Mike Foster to its management team as Director of Business Development. He will be working alongside Chris Merow, who was recently promoted to Director of Sales. These important new directorships constitute a cooperative move to strengthen the company’s sales operations across the Americas in the light of expanding sales growth.

Chris Merow.

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