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Hanwha Acquires SAMSUNG C&T Automation

Irvine, CA — SAMSUNG C&T Automation has been acquired by Hanwha Techwin. The milestone marks a path for the company to now offer factory direct supply, service and support. Hanwha plans to open a center of excellence (COE) that can later be expanded into a 16,000 ft2 (1,486.5m2) facility in ...
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HARTING and Heilind Sign Distribution Agreement

Elgin, IL — HARTING Americas and Heilind Electronics recently signed a distribution agreement. HARTING will provide Heilind's customers with connectivity solutions, while Heilind will increase HARTING's growth through online sales and industry presence. At the signing event, held at Heilind's headquarters in ...
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Juki Appoints New President and CFO

Morrisville, NC — Juki Automation Systems, Inc., (JAS) has promoted Bill Astle to the position of president, effective immediately. Mr. Astle has been serving as general manager of JAS for the last three years. Bob Black, former president and CEO, will remain with the company as CEO.
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Metcal Revitalizes Image through Rebranding

Cypress, CA — With upcoming product introductions, a deep product pipeline and new investment in technology and engineering, Metcal has revitalized its image through rebranding. Now in its 35th year, the company began as a scientific startup, creating soldering stations for electronics manufacturing and repair ...
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Nordson Acquires ACE Production Technologies

Spokane Valley, WA — Nordson Corporation has acquired ACE Production Technologies, Inc., a provider of selective soldering systems and tinning services.  Founded in 2005, ACE will operate as a new line of business within Nordson's advanced technology systems segment. The engineering and manufacturing operations, together with the customer support function of ACE, will remain ...
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Prototron Achieves MIL-PRF-31032 Qualification

Redmond, WA — Prototron Circuits has achieved MIL-PRF-31032 qualification. The standard is the next step above MIL-PRF-55110, the company's previous level of qualification. According to the company, the change in status affects its Tucson facility, as it is handling a growing number of high-tech defense projects ...
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Seica S.p.A Celebrates 30 Years

Strambino, Italy — To mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of Seica S.p.A, Antonio Grassino, president, and Barbara Duvall, general manager, hosted a gala dinner that coincided with the company's biannual Kick-off Sales Meeting.
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Count On Tools Expands Manufacturing Facility

Gainesville, GA — Count On Tools (COT) has recently has embarked on expanding its manufacturing facility by breaking ground for a 5,000 ft2 (465m2) expansion. Along with the expansion, the company plans to add up to six new machines to increase its manufacturing capability. In the meantime ...
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DKL Metals Celebrates 30 Years of Solder Manufacturing

Linlithgow, UK — DKL Metals is celebrating 30 years in business as a producer of lead-free solders and tin-lead alloys for the European electronics industry. The company creates ultra-pure solder alloys for the electronics assembly and HASL industry. The company was established as an independent manufacturer ...
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KIC: Four Decades of Thermal Process Optimization

San Diego, CA — The 40th anniversary for KIC® in the thermal processing business is reportedly reinvigorating the company. The company attributes much of its success to its ability to provide value to customers by giving them access to both real-time and stored thermal process data, allowing manufacturers ...
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Kurtz Ersa Opens Demo and Tech Center in Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico — Kurtz Ersa has expanded its presence in Mexico with a newly-opened demo and technology center. The opening ceremony, held in late 2016, focused on the company's planned growth in the country and the new capabilities of Kurtz Ersa Mexico, which was established as a subsidiary ...
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Libra Dallas Renews Defense and Medical Certs

Mentor, OH — Libra Industries' Dallas facility has passed the recertification audits for its ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2012 certifications. With the recertification, Libra Industries — Dallas is equipped to serve the aviation, space and defense as well as medical device industries with a proven quality ...
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Mirtec Presents Accurex Solutions with 2016 Sales Award

Oxford, CT — Mirtec Europe has presented Accurex Solutions of India with its 2016 sales award, for leading all of Mirtec's European sales distributors. For 29 years, Accurex has been a manufacturers' supplier and service provider. The team at Accurex accepted the award, stating that the "unwavering belief in ...
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Nathan Trotter Acquires Henkel Solder Bar Division

Coatesville, PA — Nathan Trotter & Co. has acquired Henkel Electronics' LOCTITE® solder bar division. Prior to the acquisition, Nathan Trotter produced all LOCTITE solder bar sold in North America on behalf of Henkel. Effective immediately, LOCTITE solder bar will be produced and sold under the Nathan Trotter ...
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On Semiconductor Focuses on USB Type-C

Phoenix, AZ — On Semiconductor has developed a portfolio of rapid-charging and high-speed data transfer USB Type-C solutions and displayed them at CES 2017 at the beginning of January. USB Type-C is rapidly emerging as an industry-standard for wired smart and rapid charging and for high-speed data transmission ...
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Pillarhouse Continues to Grow in the Far East

Elk Grove Village, IL — Pillarhouse has reported that its 2016 sales figures in the Far East market finished the year at an all-time high. Across the region sales were up by 35 percent compared with 2015. The Chinese market increased by 30 percent, Japan by 42 percent, Singapore by 32 percent, and Taiwan by ...
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Primus Technologies' Frank Pellegrino Resigns

Williamsport, PA — Primus Technologies' VP of sales and marketing, Frank Pellegrino, has stepped down from his position, leaving the company to pursue other ventures outside of the electronics manufacturing industry. In the interim, president Steve Stone will assume Mr. Pellegrino's responsibilities. Along ...
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Schaeffler Acquires Compact Dynamics GmbH

Fort Mill, SC — Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has negotiated with SEMIKRON International GmbH to acquire a majority stake in Compact Dynamics GmbH, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. Schaeffler and SEMIKRON have also agreed to cooperate and develop power electronics systems ...
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Virtual Industries Celebrates 30th Year

Colorado Springs, CO — Virtual Industries is celebrating its 30th year as a supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world's high-tech firms. The company's patented, ESD-safe products are used by Class 1 cleanroom personnel, electronic assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, in universities, and ...
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W├╝rth Elektronik Breaks Records

Waldenburg, Germany — Würth Elektronik is riding the global wave of growth in electronic and electromechanical components, having for the first time in its history surpassed the 500 million euro ($520 million) sales mark. The company attributes its strong growth to its consistent focus on quality ...
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