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GKG Recognizes Juki Automation Systems’ Robert J. Black, Jr.

Mar 29, 2018

Bill Astle, Robert Black and Glenn Qiu.

Bill Astle, Robert Black and Glenn Qiu.

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Automation Systems Corporation, today announced that it was recognized by GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd., during the recent IPC APEX EXPO. Glenn Qiu, Founder and CEO of GKG Precision Machine Company, Ltd. presented Robert J. Black, Jr., Executive Operating Officer of Juki Corporation, with a golden eagle to represent the strong relationship between the two companies and to commemorate Mr. Black’s upcoming retirement.

Juki has partnered with GKG of Guangdong, China, and its sales arm, GKG Asia Pte Ltd. of Singapore, since 2012. Juki handles the development, customization and sales of GKG screen printing systems and accessories in the Americas.

Black commented, “Our partnership with Glenn and GKG has been very rewarding for both sides. Juki is now one of the top printer suppliers in the Americas, and GKG is now number one worldwide. I thank Glenn for his cooperation and support.”

Headquartered in Dongguan, China (Guangdong province), GKG is the leading China brand for fully automatic vision printers supplied to the SMT industries for PCB assembly. The company’s marketing and training center, GKG ASIA PTE LTD, was incorporated in Singapore in 2009 to further enhance its global presence. Today, the company’s products are represented in more than 20 countries outside of China by established sales and service partners. For more information, visit www.gkgasia.com.


Juki Automation Systems (JAS), is an international leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 30,000 machines worldwide since 1987.  Juki has built its global image with a combination of top-quality and high-reliability machines with a reputation for world-class service and support that result in the lowest production costs for its customers. Juki machines have about 30 percent U.S. made content by cost. The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.  JAS, Inc. employs 45 U.S. employees, including 20 service personnel five specializing in applications sales.

Additionally, JAS, Inc. offers a full line of SMT manufacturing products as wells as selective solder and stamp soldering machines plus Advanced Technology through-hole machines. Juki supports one of the largest field service groups in the industry. For more information, visit www.jukiamericas.com.

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