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europlacer company presentation
Europlacer has been developing SMT pick and place machines for electronics assembly since the 1970s and invented the intelligent feeder concept in the 1980s. After acquisition by Blakell Europlacer in 1991, the company moved away from split-axis to the inherently more capable X-Y architecture that underpins the company’s machines today. Europlacer’s policy has been to ensure wherever possible that technology purchased many years ago, especially feeders, remain compatible with the latest equipment.
Despite a strong installed base in North America and a growing customer base in Asia, Europe still accounts for some 70% of Europlacer sales with the remaining 30% generated primarily in Asia and the USA. The ability to maintain a strong, profitable business on European sales enables the company to ensure strength without dependence on the large and unpredictable volumes of machine purchase in Asia. The expected growth of sales in Asia over the next 3-4 years will therefore enable even stronger profit growth, and the company is now also expanding further into Eastern Europe and India.
Europlacer's Integrated Intelligence™ is defined by the fact that the machines have been designed to be flexible from the outset. All aspects of the machine architecture (axis configuration, feeder inventory, turret head technology, software control, programming system, etc) have been designed to work together with intelligent feeders in a changing environment - this is truly Integrated Intelligence™. As a result, Europlacer machines release usable productivity in day-to-day performance.
Europlacer has a strong installed base in across the globe, with growing presence in North America, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, and many other markets.
The new iineo+ is a highly specified machine , configured with new design, new RC 5.16 platform software and integrated electrical tester. It delivers a step-change in value for production-wide management, process refinement and user accessibilit...
Technically speaking, iineo is a multi function SMT Pick & Place platform , with the highest level of flexibility and feeder count in the industry. It is widely configurable without the need to compromise on feeder count,...
Our xpii platform is a refreshing new approach to modular pick and place. Incorporating technology from Europlacer’s innovative award winning iineo platform, xpii benefits from low maintenance linear motors,...
Upcycle to affordability, flexibility and performance Upcycle to the flexibility of an "iico system" with the latest proven Europlacer innovations ready for current and future SMT demands. The new iico system is ideal for sma...
High print performance and reliability with outstanding value. Europlacer’s ep700 series printers combine the company’s commitment to high performance and reliability with outstanding value. The p...
The Lzero3 automatic SMT cabinet is part of Europlacer’s highly flexible and expandable range of component storage solutions that intelligently manage inventory items for near-production deployment. The Lzero3
SzeroPCB is a dry cabinet for PCBs that offers a controlled Relative Humidity environment of less than five percent. This cabinet complements the Lzero3
The Szero1 is an “odd components” LED control position storage cabinet. Szero1 is a component storage cabinet specifically designed for ‘odd form’ component storage. It is ideal for large reels ...
Feb 20, 2008 | Pierre Chatain, Europlacer Limited, Dorset, UK
Tier 2 and Tier 3 EMS companies face increasing pressure from competition in low-cost manufacturing countries to produce assembled boards at lower cost, with increased complexity and to tighter deadlines. They also face an increasing amount of high-mix, small-to-mediumvolume production runs. Even OEMs find it hard to predict what products they will be manufacturing in three to five years time, driving the need to invest in highly flexible production tools that will cater to their needs over the lifetime of the equipment. This paper examines methodologies for optimising the process, improving stock control and providing greater traceability using lean manufacturing techniques....
Feb 20, 2018 | Europlacer Americas announces that it has added Mike Foster to its management team as Director of Business Development. He will be working alongside Chris Merow, who was recently promoted to Director of Sales. These important new directorships constitute a cooperative move to strengthen the company’s sales operations across the Americas in the light of expanding sales growth.
Jan 28, 2018 | The Executive Chairman of the Blakell Europlacer Group, Robert Conway, reports that the companies with the Group have delivered record results in 2017. Mr Conway, also founder and chairman of Parable Trust, points to growth figures for the year upwards of 16%, resulting in a doubling of the business in the five the years since Parable Trust acquired the Group.
Nov 16, 2017 | Europlacer has unveiled an all-new high-speed, super-flexible placement platform. The renowned pick & place manufacturer used the Productronica exhibition to reveal two complementary placement machines from its new Atom platform range.
Nov 07, 2017 | Pick & Place equipment manufacturer, Europlacer, is set to shake up the industry at Productronica when it reveals a new placement platform that has been five years in development. The new systems will sit at the top of the company’s product range and complement the existing platforms. It promises to let manufacturers restructure productivity in surface mount assembly applications.
Oct 15, 2017 | Just three years since it embarked upon a significant strategic investment in a full SMT assembly line solution from Blakell Europlacer Distribution, Chesterfield-based Contract Manufacturer, Kingfield Electronics Ltd, has repeated that process. It has added a second, almost identical, SMT line, this time supported by intelligent automated storage systems as it responds to increasing customer demand and looks to expand.
Oct 05, 2017 | The last week of September witnessed an auspicious gathering at Europlacer’s manufacturing base and French HQ in Rocheserviere, Western France. Local dignitaries and factory personnel mixed with global customers and members of Europlacer’s international sales and support teams to declare the prestigious new facility open.
Sep 24, 2017 | The Europlacer international sales team, in conjunction with exclusive India distributor Bergen Associates, succeeded in displaying a screen printer at Productronica India for the first time. The SP710avi printer from sister company Speedprint Technologies, equipped with the award-winning S-Track traceability package, was well received by exhibition visitors – but nearly didn’t make it to the show.
Sep 18, 2017 | Some two decades since its last major investment in SMT component placement, prestigious audio systems manufacturer, Linn Products has chosen to re-invest in Europlacer platforms with the acquisition of four of the company’s latest iineo+ pick & place machines.
Aug 01, 2017 | A year on from the UK’s controversial Brexit vote, Europlacer Industries is seeing no discernible impact on its equipment revenues in the UK. Or globally. Just half way though the company’s fiscal year (coinciding with the calendar year), Europlacer sales are already 80% ahead of target. Sister company, Speedprint Technologies, reports being 50% ahead of its sales target.
Jul 25, 2017 | Europlacer Industries is completing two substantial expansion programmes at its manufacturing site and French HQ in Rocheserviere, near Nantes. The investment increases production floor space by almost 40% as well as adding 240m2 of prestigious customer demonstration and training space.