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EPP Europe P1.2018

NEWS + HIGHLIGHTS Fuji

NEWS + HIGHLIGHTS Fuji Machine MFG. (Europe) GmbH has new building and new name The company is currently in the process of moving into a new building, and will be changing their name at the same time. On March 15 th , the keys for the new business building in Kelsterbach were handed over to Klaus Gross, General Manager of Fuji Machine MFG. (Europe) GmbH, by Kelsterbach’s mayor Manfred Ockel and Bernd Bützler, General Manager of the Source: Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH executing general contractor Takenaka Europe GmbH, the daughter of Takenaka Corporation, which has been based in Düsseldorf since 1973. The Corporation, Japan‘s oldest architectural, engineering and construction company, with more than 400 years of tradition, includes in its portfolio a large number of Japan‘s most famous landmarks and numerous buildings in Europe. An own headquarter back to the origins Since 1991, Fuji Machine Europe is a direct subsidiary of the Japanese Fuji Machine MFG Co. LTD., working on the European market. For a decade, the company has been serving European customers from the Rhine-Main area. “At that time, the company operated an office in Kelsterbach”, so Klaus Gross, “We have With just 12 months of construction, the building is now open for business. fulfilled our long-cherished wish with our new building here in Kelsterbach!” The modern business building includes premises for management, showroom, customer trainings and education, sales, service (Hard-/Software), unit repair, customer process support with special applications (Made in Germany), order processing/logistics, finance, marketing, spare parts and permanent Japanese colleagues for support. This gives the company the opportunity to grow in an innovative and forward-looking manner – both technologically and personally. Construction in record time In the industrial area at the Staudenäcker, directly next to the South Park of Kelsterbach, the company celebrated successfully at the end of March 2017 – just one year earlier –the ground breaking ceremony for the new business building. At the end of July 2017, the completion of the roofing, masonry, and concrete work was solemnly celebrated, where – as the custom stipulates – a symbolic phrase was presented by a carpenter. Since almost no wood was used in the construction of the new European headquarter, the carpenter had adjusted his ceremonial statement accordingly. Large, innovative and bright “Today is an important and eventful day for us”, said Klaus Gross happily. “Our new business building, and that after only 12 months of construction“. He again reviewed the steps that led to this day. “The time frame for our large 3,700 m 2 new building was very tight. In addition to the 800 m 2 needed demo space, 1,500 m 2 of office space was also created, equipped with the latest communication technology. The large open spaces, the patio, and the large rooms provide plenty of natural light in the offices and production areas. Move During a tour, Klaus Gross and Stefan Janssen, Ass. General Manager, gave an insight into the new rooms. They explained the peculiarity of the demo room, which can be expanded and made smaller according to one’s own needs, as well as other innovations, such as the photovoltaic modules and the ventilation system. In the next few weeks, starting mid March, the 56 of the 79 employees will move into the new business building day by day. The entire facility is designed so that an extension is possible at any time. The company will also follow in the footsteps of its parent company from Japan and will rename itself. Starting April 1 st , 2018, they will have a new company name and the following new address: Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH Fujiallee 4, 65451 Kelsterbach, Tel : +49 (0)6107 / 68 42 – 000 SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 5-324; 5-434 www.fuji-euro.de Source: Fuji Europe Corporation GmbH 8 EPP EUROPE May 2018

Fluid dispensing options for electronics applications Nordson Asymtek, a Nordson company in dispensing and coating technologies, has acquired the rights and assets to progressive cavity pump (PCP) product lines from Infiniti Dosing o.m.s, based in Polling, Germany. This provides the company with dispensing and dosing products under the Dot Streamer (DS) and Accura brands. Infiniti‘s founder, Mr. Jean-Claude Tytgat, will work on the technology developments for the company. Infiniti Dosing products deliver fluids in mini and micro levels for electronics applications. Materials include silicones, MS polymers, solder pastes, MMAs, thermally and electrically conductive adhesives, and more. „Joining Nordson Asymtek is the perfect synergy for Infiniti,“ said Mr. Tytgat. „Their global infrastructure and deep technical competence will speed the growth and adoption of the micro-dispense capabilities that our PCP technology offers.“ SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 5-434 www.nordsonasymtek.com Promotion to R&D manager KIC announced the appointment of Ryan Wilshusen as its R&D manager. He joined the company in 2016 with more than 16 years of experience as an electrical engineer with respected companies, such as HP, and various industries, including medical, industrial, aviation and consumer. Wilshusen has demonstrated strong management capabilities with a track record of anticipating consequences of new designs, initiating solutions, and completing specifications on the first attempt. The company’s President Bjorn Dahle states: “We are fortunate at KIC to have a worldclass talent like Ryan Wilshusen to guide our R&D to deliver never-before experienced smart factory technologies. We are entering a period of data-driven sensor technologies that significantly reduce production cost and will enable manufacturers to run their operations far more effectively, while sharing with their customers the process control and traceability data they now demand.” Wilshusen is detail-driven with outstanding communication skills and success of manag- Source: KIC ing up and down, and interfacing with peers, customers and third-party vendors. He has a background in product design, development and manufacturing, and a firm grasp of developing solutions for high and low volumes within cost constraints. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California. He is technically capable in electrical, mechanical, software and test architecture, design, and review. SMT Hybrid Packaging, Booth 4A-230 www.kicthermal.com Ryan Wilshusen is the new R&D manager for KIC. Turn Vision into Reality set for powerful output Best performance in every production environment with the CondensoX series! CondensoX is perfect for handling large or high-mass boards in a stable process atmosphere. In order to improve control of the condensation phase, Rehm has developed a patented injection principle that allows the soldering procedure to be individually and dependably, at temperatures of up to 260 °C. SMT Hybrid/Packaging Nuremberg June 5 – 7, 2018 Hall 4A Booth 100 www.rehm-group.com EPP EUROPE May 2018 9