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Escatec beefs up Malaysian facility

Posted: 16 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:plastic molding? contract manufacturing? investment? electronic assembly?

As part of its upgrade program, Escatec Sdn. Bhd. has fleshed out $2.5 million to refurbish its factory in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This includes installing new electronic assembly and plastic molding machines with robotic load/unload systems on the site. The layout has also been overhauled in line with the company's aim to improve throughput and operational efficiency.

"Most of our rivals are continually cutting corners and skimping on investment as their business model is to win business by being the cheapest tender. Our customers come to us because they want us to make products for them that reflect the quality of their brand that they have invested and built up over the yearsproducts that fail in the field can quickly destroy a brand's reputation. We combine Swiss quality with high volume, low cost production in Asia," stated Juha Arola, GM of Escatec mechatronics Malaysia.

Yamaha YS100

The new Yamaha YS100 pick and place machine

The plastic injection molding department has five new Arburg plastic injection molding machines (two of 50t and three of 100t) to bring the total number of machines up to 20, 10 new Yushin robotic arms, 11 new mold temperature controllers and 13 Z-type conveyers.

molding machine

New molding machines in Johor Bahru

The electronic assembly department has added a Yamaha YS100 and a YS24 pick and place machines with electronic feeders, two SAKI in-line AOI inspection machine, a Nikon X-ray machine, a DEN-ON BGA rework station, an Asymtek solder paste dispensing machine, a stencil cleaning machine, a pallet cleaning machine, a 3D solder paste inspection machine and feeder calibration equipment.

"The most successful technology companies, such as our customers, always lead the way out of a recession with innovation and new products. Even in the recent, difficult economic environment, we continued to invest not only in new manufacturing facilities but also in our most important assetour skilled staffto ensure that we are better positioned to service customers as the world economy recovers," said Christophe Albin, Escatec executive chairman.

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