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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

Manufacturer of Assembly Equipment, Pick and Place

  • Phone +44 1202 266600
  • Fax +44 1202 266599


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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.

Blakell Europlacer Reports 2017 as a Record Year by Many Measures.

Jan 28, 2018 | The Executive Chairman of the Blakell Europlacer Group, Robert Conway, reports that the companies with the Group have delivered record results in 2017. Mr Conway, also founder and chairman of Parable Trust, points to growth figures for the year upwards of 16%, resulting in a doubling of the business in the five the years since Parable Trust acquired the Group.

Robert Conway, Executive Chairman of the Blakell Europlacer Group.

Europlacer Unveils its New Atom Platform.

Nov 16, 2017 | Europlacer has unveiled an all-new high-speed, super-flexible placement platform. The renowned pick & place manufacturer used the Productronica exhibition to reveal two complementary placement machines from its new Atom platform range.

New Atom Platform.

Europlacer to Reveal All-New Placement Platform at Productronica 2017.

Nov 07, 2017 | Pick & Place equipment manufacturer, Europlacer, is set to shake up the industry at Productronica when it reveals a new placement platform that has been five years in development. The new systems will sit at the top of the company’s product range and complement the existing platforms. It promises to let manufacturers restructure productivity in surface mount assembly applications.

A reveal from Europlacer at Productronica.New EP platform draped.

Kingfield Electronics Repeats SMT Line Investment & Adds Storage to Drive Growth.

Oct 15, 2017 | Just three years since it embarked upon a significant strategic investment in a full SMT assembly line solution from Blakell Europlacer Distribution, Chesterfield-based Contract Manufacturer, Kingfield Electronics Ltd, has repeated that process. It has added a second, almost identical, SMT line, this time supported by intelligent automated storage systems as it responds to increasing customer demand and looks to expand.

The Lzero3 intelligent storage cabinet from Blakell Europlacer.

Dignitaries Declare New Europlacer Factory Expansion in France Officially Open.

Oct 05, 2017 | The last week of September witnessed an auspicious gathering at Europlacer’s manufacturing base and French HQ in Rocheserviere, Western France. Local dignitaries and factory personnel mixed with global customers and members of Europlacer’s international sales and support teams to declare the prestigious new facility open.

Phillippe Latombe, Député de Vendée (third from right), aided by Parable Trust’s Robert Conway (centre) and other local dignitaries, cuts the official opening ribbon held by Gaby Chataigner (far right) and Corentin Rabaud (left): the longest serving and newest Europlacer employees respectively.

Europlacer Shows Printer at Productronica India – Just!

Sep 24, 2017 | The Europlacer international sales team, in conjunction with exclusive India distributor Bergen Associates, succeeded in displaying a screen printer at Productronica India for the first time. The SP710avi printer from sister company Speedprint Technologies, equipped with the award-winning S-Track traceability package, was well received by exhibition visitors – but nearly didn’t make it to the show.

Phew! Made it! Speedprint screen printer makes it to Productronica India in the nick of time.

Audio Perfectionists Linn Products Add Four Europlacer iineo+ Placement Platforms 20 Years On.

Sep 18, 2017 | Some two decades since its last major investment in SMT component placement, prestigious audio systems manufacturer, Linn Products has chosen to re-invest in Europlacer platforms with the acquisition of four of the company’s latest iineo+ pick & place machines.

Linn Aktiv 530 loudspeaker.

No Brexit Impact on Europlacer’s Mid-Year Performance.

Aug 01, 2017 | A year on from the UK’s controversial Brexit vote, Europlacer Industries is seeing no discernible impact on its equipment revenues in the UK. Or globally. Just half way though the company’s fiscal year (coinciding with the calendar year), Europlacer sales are already 80% ahead of target. Sister company, Speedprint Technologies, reports being 50% ahead of its sales target.

Europlacer Expands its Manufacturing Facility in France.

Jul 25, 2017 | Europlacer Industries is completing two substantial expansion programmes at its manufacturing site and French HQ in Rocheserviere, near Nantes. The investment increases production floor space by almost 40% as well as adding 240m2 of prestigious customer demonstration and training space.

Europlacer’s new customer centre and demonstration room facility at Rocheserviere in the final stages of construction.

Europlacer Appoints Giantec in Taiwan

Jul 25, 2017 | Award-winning Pick & Place equipment manufacturer, Europlacer, announces the appointment of Giantec Electronics Inc. as its exclusive distributor in Taiwan. Giantec is based in Taoyuan City and will distribute and support Europlacer’s flexible placement systems and intelligent Warehouse Management System (WMS) solutions, as well as the full range of automatic surface mount screen printing products from sister company, Speedprint Technologies. Giantec has been a leading distributor of semiconductor automation and SMT pcb assembly equipment in Taiwan since 1997.

Europlacer’s Mark Briant (left) alongside Giantec President Jerry Lin (second from left) and his team at the Giantec office in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

Airbus Défense & Space Chooses iineo Placement Platform.

Jul 12, 2017 | Elancourt-based Airbus Défense & Space, the world's second-largest space company, has selected Europlacer's iineo placement platform for its high-mix, low-volume production requirements.

One of over 70 earth observation satellites manufactured by Europlacer iineo customer Airbus Défense & Space.

Europlacer Secures Fourth Award from Industry Analysts Frost & Sullivan.

Jun 20, 2017 | Europlacer is delighted to report that its run of award successes continues with a fourth consecutive Company of the Year accolade in the Global Flexible SMT Pick and Place Equipment sector from global analyst and growth specialist Frost & Sullivan.

Europlacer Appoints Ste.Al.Tech in Italy.

May 25, 2017 | Blakell Europlacer is pleased to announce the appointment of Ste.Al.Tech Srl as its agent in Italy. The move further strengthens the company’s infrastructure in the region, adding to resources recently put in place with a direct Europlacer office in Italy extending its support into Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.

New iineo+ Placement Platform Launches in Europe at SMT Nuremberg.

Apr 23, 2017 | Europlacer announces the European launch of its newest pick & place machine, the iineo+ platform, positioned at the top of its product range. Based on the company’s industry-leading iineo machine, the new iineo+ platform includes an integrated component electrical tester, a new operating system, multi core processing and improved operator interface, as well as optional upgrades for enhanced traceability. The iineo+ platform will be unveiled on the Europlacer booth 4-251 at the SMT Hybrid Packaging event.


Europlacer Extends Direct Support in Europe.

Apr 11, 2017 | Blakell Europlacer International Limited is excited to announce an enhancement to its infrastructure in Europe, with new resources now in place to fully support activities directly in Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia.

Europlacer Partners with PPI/Time Zero in New England and New Jersey.

Mar 26, 2017 | Europlacer Americas announces that is has successfully installed an IINEO-II placement platform at PPI/Time Zero of Fairfield New Jersey and an IICO placement platform plus Europlacer EP710 Screen Printer at PPI/Time Zero’s New England Facility. The New Jersey IINEO-II installation delivers extensive capability. The New England installation is a second line productivity solution.

Four Consecutive Service Excellence Awards is Convincing Industry Achievement.

Feb 16, 2017 | No one can accuse Europlacer of being anything other than consistently on-the-ball with its customer-centric service and support philosophy. The equipment manufacturer has picked up its fourth award in consecutive years from respected industry publication Circuits Assembly, in the Pick & Place Category. The award was presented to the President of Europlacer Americas, John Perrotta, at the APEX Expo in San Diego this week.

Steve Giffen Joins Blakell Europlacer Distribution Management Team.

Jan 09, 2017 | After more than two decades of sales management experience in the electronics assembly sector, Steve Giffen has been appointed New Business Sales Manager at Blakell Europlacer Distribution. Giffen joins the team to focus his expertise on a portfolio of products including the company’s own placement platform and screen printing ranges.

Steve Giffen, appointed to New Business Sales Manager at Blakell Europlacer Distribution.

Management Changes at Europlacer HQ.

Dec 18, 2016 | Europlacer announces a top management team change, effective 1st December 2016, at its Dorset UK-based headquarters.

Andy Jones.

Christian Müeller Joins Europlacer to Manage Customer Support in Germany.

Dec 05, 2016 | Placement equipment manufacturer Europlacer has announced that Christian Müeller has been appointed as Service Manager to head up its customer support team in Germany. Müeller joins the company from his role at respected distributor SmartTec, bringing years of industry experience in the SMT assembly sector.

Christian Müeller, newly-appointed Service Manager at Europlacer GmbH.

Europlacer User Group Day Looks at Traceability.

Oct 09, 2016 | The Blakell Europlacer Distribution team hosted a User Group Day at the company’s UK headquarters in Dorset recently. The focus of the event was ‘Traceability’ and attracted over fifty participants. All were interested in seeing how the latest products and support initiatives from Europlacer’s distribution arm manage traceability that can be integrated to deliver line-wide traceability solutions.

Elliot Loven of Europlacer Distribution’s UK Sales talks to a customer at the company’s User Group event.

Europlacer Appoints New Distributor in India.

Oct 06, 2016 | Pick & place equipment manufacturer Europlacer has appointed Bergen Associates as its exclusive distributor in India. Bergen Associates is part of the Bergen Group – a significant player in the Indian electronics market with 30 years of industry experience.

The Bergen Associates team show off the Europlacer iineo platform at the recent Productronica India exhibition.

Europlacer Americas Showcasing Integrated, Enterprise-wide Production Efficiency Solutions at SMTAi 2016

Aug 28, 2016 | Europlacer’s flagship iineo II system offers the largest on-machine component inventory in the industry. It processes components from 01005 to 99mm in size, and can electrically test and verify RLC devices to calibrated international standards prior to assembly. Throughput is impressive from this highly flexible twin turret machine, which can handle the industry’s largest PCB, in-line, at 24" x 63".

Europlacer’s Lzero3 Automated Storage Cabinet.

Europlacer Expansion Continues with New Distributor in Poland.

Jul 27, 2016 | Pick & place equipment manufacturer Europlacer has appointed PAKT Electronics as its exclusive distributor in Poland. Formed in 2008, PAKT is well connected across the country and represents other principals in the territory, offering capital equipment, peripherals and consumables.

Europlacer’s award-winning iineo placement machine.

The Sad Passing of Industry Veteran Ken Dickie

Jun 02, 2016 | It is with much regret that Blakell Europlacer has to report the sad news of the passing of Ken Dickie, an admired and respected member of the global SMT community for more than three decades.

Ken Dickie

New People Worldwide Strengthens Global Customer Support at Europlacer.

May 31, 2016 | Multi-award-winning placement equipment manufacturer, Europlacer, is expanding its customer service infrastructure across all global territories though a programme of support staff recruitment and internal promotions to create specialist teams.

David Fenton, Group Customer Support Manager at Europlacer.

Europlacer Wins Third Consecutive Frost & Sullivan Award.

Mar 08, 2016 | Pick & Place equipment manufacturer, Europlacer, has picked up its third award from renowned global analyst and growth specialist Frost & Sullivan. The latest accolade: 2016 Company of the Year in the Flexible SMT Pick and Place Equipment sector, is the second successive such award, with the last awarded in 2014 as the category is evaluated every two years by Frost & Sullivan.

Discover Europlacer’s Full Line Configuration at APEX

Feb 18, 2016 | Europlacer will demonstrate its full line configuration, representing unparalleled flexibility and value. Core to the configuration is the ability to manage the entire SMT line without compromise.


Europlacer Heads into 2016 with a Major Milestone

Jan 11, 2016 | Europlacer is pleased to announce Europlacer Americas’ 10-year anniversary. Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT pick-and-place systems for the global electronics industry.

Europlacer Will Demonstrate Its Full Line Configuration at productronica

Oct 21, 2015 | Europlacer will exhibit in Hall A2, Booth 439 at the productronica International Trade Fair, scheduled to take place Nov. 10-13, 2015 at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. Europlacer will demonstrate its full line configuration, representing unparalleled flexibility and value. Core to the configuration is the ability to manage the entire SMT line without compromise.


Europlacer Americas’ Moves to New Facility with Double the Capacity

Oct 11, 2015 | Europlacer is pleased to announce its new Europlacer Americas’ facility. The new facility is located at 519 US Highway 301 South, Tampa, FL 33619.

Europlacer Americas’ facility is located at 519 US Highway 301 South, Tampa, FL 33619.

Discover Europlacer’s IINEO SMT Pick-and-Place Platform at SMTAI

Aug 24, 2015 | Europlacer announces that it will showcase the iineo II SMT pick-and-place platform in Booth #637 at SMTA International, scheduled to take place Sep. 29 - 30, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

iineo II SMT pick-and-place platform.

Europlacer Appoints 4Tech Electronics to Extend Market Reach, Enhance Customer Support

Jun 11, 2015 | Europlacer has appointed Dan Trinka and 4Tech Electronics as the newest on its growing list of premium manufacturer’ representatives. In addition to serving as an enhanced resource for Europlacer customers throughout Michigan and Ohio, 4Tech will support Europlacer’s growth trajectory while the company continues gaining market share because more assembly experts are choosing Europlacer pick-and-place equipment, SMD Component Storage Towers and fully integrated Stock Management software to optimize their production processes.

Dan Trinka and 4Tech Electronics as the newest on its growing list of premium manufacturer’ representatives.

Blakell Europlacer Reflects Growth with Expanded Presence at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging 2015

Apr 22, 2015 | Blakell Europlacer announces an expanded presence in Hall 7, Booth 7-318 at SMT/Hybrid/Packaging, scheduled to take place May 5-7, 2015 at the Messe in Nuremberg, Germany.

Star Headlight and Lantern Co. Purchases IINEO from Europlacer

Mar 18, 2015 | Europlacer announces that Avon, N.Y.-based Start Headlight and Lantern Co., Inc. recently purchased an IINEO II pick-and-place system.

Mike Mastin and his team are pleased with the benefits provided by the IINEO machine, and look forward to a mutually-strong relationship with Europlacer for years to come.

Kintner Equipment to Represent Europlacer Americas’ in New York

Mar 14, 2015 | Europlacer Americas announces the appointment of Kintner Equipment Corporation (KEC) as its manufacturers’ representative. Walter Kintner will represent Europlacer’s broad range of highly flexible SMD pick-and-place machine technologies along with supplemental gear for high-mix, high-efficiency assembly work centers, throughout New York State.

Manufacturers’ representative Walter Kintner of Kintner Equipment Corporation.

Europlacer Picks up Another Service Excellence Award for Pick-and-Place

Feb 25, 2015 | Europlacer announces that it has been awarded a 2015 Circuits Assembly Service Excellence Award in the category of Pick-and-Place Equipment for its outstanding customer service, as judged by its own customers.

Europlacer Expands Direct Sales Activity in Italy

Feb 19, 2015 | Europlacer continues to expand is direct sales activity by opening new offices in Italy. Operations in Italy will be the responsibility of Aljosa Krasevec, who has been working with Europlacer for almost 10 years.

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