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Juki Holds Grand 25K Unit Breakthrough Celebration in Tokyo, Japan

Jun 22, 2012

Kagami Biraki Barrel Opening Ritual

Kagami Biraki Barrel Opening Ritual

Kagami Biraki Barrel Opening Ritual

Kagami Biraki Barrel Opening Ritual

Japanese Samisen

Japanese Samisen

Juki Automation Systems, Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and part of Juki Corporation, announces that Juki hosted its 25,000 unit shipped worldwide breakthrough celebration on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo in Japan.

The celebration opened with a welcome speech from Mr. Akira Kiyohara, President of Juki Corporation, followed by a speech from Mr. Hirokazu Nagashima, Managing Director, Senior Executive Director of Juki’s Electronic Assembly Systems Unit, and a congratulatory speech from special guest Mr. Victor Wu, Chairman of GOODWIN TECHNOLOGY GROUP.

Juki Automation Systems’ President and CEO Bob Black commented on this milestone, “Juki shipped its 25,000th machine in March of this year to become only the third manufacturer of placement equipment to reach this figure. This is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all Juki employees around the world who helped achieve this milestone.”

Approximately 200 of Juki’s customers, executives, employees and vendors from around the globe attended the celebration. JAS, Inc. hosted David Lane, Chief Technology Officer of OnCore Manufacturing Systems, Scott Fillebrown, President of ACD, Francisco Saralegui, SMT Manager of Newsan, and Adriån Lamandia, CEO of Novatech, as its guests of honor at the celebration.

Mr. Fumio Hoki, Vice President, Material & Procurement Division at MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., gave a toast after the Kagami Biraki Barrel Opening Ritual. During the ritual, Juki executives and honored customers, including OnCore Manufacturing Systems’ CTO David Lane, broke open the lids of sake casks with wooden hammers. Dinner was followed by a special Tsugaru Samisen performance. The Japanese Samisen is a three-stringed banjo style instrument. Additionally, the Lion’s mask dance, or Shishimai, was performed to bring happiness and dispel any misfortune. The celebration ended with a closing speech from Mr. Satohiro Hama, Juki’s Executive Operating Officer, Deputy Senior Executive Director of Business Unit.

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Juki, a global leader in high-speed SMT Assembly equipment, has shipped more than 25,000 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.  The pioneer of the modular assembly system in 1993, Juki offers flexible solutions designed for both high-volume and high mix environments.   

Additionally, Juki Americas offers selective solder and stamp soldering machines backed by the largest field service group in the industry.

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