On the back of an already successful partnership, Danutek has today announced a distribution agreement with principal 3D measurement-based inspection equipment and solutions provider, Koh Young in several new Eastern European territories.
Danutek Hungary Kft. and Danutek Balkans Srl. will now expand their network of Koh Young sales and after-sales support into eight new countries including Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Albania.
This new distribution deal follows the strong relationship built over many years between Koh Young and Danutek and its partner company, Altus Group. The relationship which began at the infancy of 3D measurement driven PCB inspection has continued to grow with Koh Young now the global market leader in the industry.
Richard Booth, Founder of Altus/Danutek Group said: “We are delighted to be extending our business partnership with Harald Eppinger and his team at Koh Young Europe and supporting their systems in additional countries in the Eastern part of Europe.
“Koh Young is the dominant player in the inspection field for electronics manufacturing and working with the undisputed market leader in 3D inspection technology, globally, has been the making of our group of companies over the last 15 years.”
The new agreement comes at a time when Danutek recently announced a record-breaking year, seeing business growth within all operating regions in Eastern Europe.
“As part of our group, Danutek strives to offer customers, in each region, the very best equipment with the highest quality local ‘in-country’ support. A big part of Danutek’s success is the excellent staff members we have (totalling 45), headed up by general managers, Csaba Berta at Danutek Hungary Kft. and Marian Gavrila at Danutek Balkans Srl.,” explained Richard.
“Having responsibility for Koh Young business in all our chosen countries is very exciting for us. The inevitable influence this brings to the group will keep us on a continually positive growth path. It’s a great day for Danutek, and a big milestone in our journey!”
Harald Eppinger, Managing Director, Koh Young Europe added: ‘’Local presence and excellent support have been and will always be our goal. As we observe growing areas of production across Europe, we see the need to expand our business network into new regions and areas.
“Based on our longstanding experience with our partner Altus/Danutek, we have decided to utilise this professional organisation to expand and improve our regional business offering to extend better value to our customers. With the newly appointed distributor network, we can secure local support even under critical business and travel restrictions, and develop our presence within Europe.”
As a true disruptor in PCBA inspection technology, Danutek’s team of experts are looking forward to introducing Koh Young’s latest advanced systems in all the new territories and developing new relationships throughout Europe.
Altus Group was formed in 2001 to support the UK and Irish market for Surface Mount Technology, capital equipment for every process, peripheral equipment, spares and consumables and most importantly excellent service support.
The Altus Group product line has evolved over the years with carefully selected suppliers who offer ‘best in class’ products at cost effective prices, from world leading brands.
The Altus Team has a network of highly skilled technical sales specialists, applications and service engineers, providing local support across the UK and Ireland.
In 2005 sister company Danutek was formed with offices in Hungary and Romania to service the needs of local customers and multi-national companies with manufacturing facilities in the Central and Eastern European marketplace.