SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News

Automotive supplier AW Europe invests in new SMT lines

Jun 23, 2010

Belgian company AW Europe, an AISIN company within the Toyota group, is expanding its manufacturing capacity for control systems and navigation devices for European customers by investing in two new lines with a total of four SIPLACE placement machines. To keep the initial investment low but still be able to quickly ramp up the production on demand, AW Europe selected SIPLACE SX1 models. With the SIPLACE SX1, the user can raise the machine’s performance easily and without having to rearrange the line by adding interchangeable SX gantries. The proven traceability options of SIPLACE placement solutions were another important decision criterion for the Belgian automotive supplier.

"AW Europe’s requirements are typical: Our potential sales to new customers are great, but also unpredictable, partly due to the unstable global economy. That’s why the scalable SIPLACE SX platform offers such an attractive solution: With the SIPLACE SX1, we are able to keep our initial investment low. When demand and sales increase, we can easily raise our line performance by simply adding more SX gantries," is how Jean-Francois Leduc, Supervisor Operations Electronical Production at AW Europe, describes the reason why AW Europe picked SIPLACE.

The Belgian automotive supplier will use the four SIPLACE SX1 machines to add two new SMT lines for the production of navigation devices, which a German manufacturer then installs in cars destined for China. Since the Chinese car market is booming, AW may have to increase its production capacities on short notice. The new lines will employ two SIPLACE SX1 machines each. The machines are equipped with a fast SIPLACE Speedstar CP20 head and a highly flexible SIPLACE Multistar CPP head.

"With its investment and performance scalability as well as its traceability, which is critical in the automotive field, the SIPLACE SX is the kind of platform that meets our requirements. As soon as this June we will have SMT lines that are scalable in line with demand," says Jean-Francois Leduc.

Nov 25, 2013 -

SIPLACE: Successful Productronica 2013 trade show

Mar 11, 2011 -

Lengths of up to 910 mm: SIPLACE SX sets new placement standards for unusual board sizes

Jan 10, 2011 -

SIPLACE team becomes ASM Assembly Systems

Dec 13, 2010 -

Global SIPLACE customer survey: New SIPLACE SX platform has a positive impact on customer satisfaction

Sep 22, 2010 -

Radarsensor manufacturer InnoSenT produces on SIPLACE SX equipment

Sep 22, 2010 -

Fundacao CERTI Invests in SIPLACE SX Technology

Jun 23, 2010 -

NOTE UK leading the way in Package on Package through Siplace technology

Jun 23, 2010 -

Siegfried Neubauer returns to SIPLACE headquarters

Jun 18, 2010 -

SIPLACE and Mentor Graphics cooperate to deliver state of the art integration value

Jun 18, 2010 -

SIPLACE participates in industry recovery

60 more news from Siemens Process Industries and Drives »

May 24, 2022 -

Electric Stencil Cleaner HJS-9500,high quality aqueous detergent stencil cleaning machine

May 23, 2022 -

Blackfox/Evolution Announce Updated Veteran Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program

May 23, 2022 -

New Yorker Electronics announces release of Inolux Tri-Color Side View LED Series

May 22, 2022 -

Online PCBA Cleaning Machine HJS-7600

May 21, 2022 -

Mis-print PCB Cleaning Machine HJS-3600

May 20, 2022 -

Vitrek Acquires MTI Instruments, Expanding Its Portfolio of Precision Measurement Solutions

May 18, 2022 -

KYZEN to Discuss Precision Metal Cleaners at MECSPE 2022

May 18, 2022 -

Specialty Coating Systems to present Specialized Coatings for Advanced Medical Devices Webinar

May 18, 2022 -

Award-Winning Murray Percival Co. Brings Ersa Rework System to L3Harris

May 18, 2022 -

Complete in-line AOI process control at an affordable price point

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

Automotive supplier AW Europe invests in new SMT lines news release has been viewed 624 times

Comprehensive Analytical Services and Support

Reflow Oven