Global stencil printing specialist Speedprint Technology is investing in new infrastructure, resources and personnel in Germany. From 1st June 2016, the company will deliver direct sales and support to its customers in the country, and across other German-speaking regions. Speedprint is co-locating with its sister business unit, pick & place platform specialist Europlacer GmbH, in its new premises at Glauburg near Frankfurt.
The move to direct customer sales and support across German territories is part of a planned expansion programme, which also features the restructuring of Europlacer’s operation in Italy. David Kammerer, General Manager of Europlacer GmbH, will take responsibility for heading a new team of sales, applications support and service staff dedicated to the Speedprint Technology product range and mandated to provide screen printing process expertise to the region.
“Sharing the available resources of our new Germany HQ makes complete sense for Speedprint,” says Kammerer. “As placement professionals, our in-house process expertise already extends upstream and downstream from pick & place applications, so adding specialist new talent in the screen printing discipline increases the value to customers in Germany and nearby regions.”
Speedprint’s new infrastructure includes dedicated product demonstration and training facilities at the company’s Glauberg HQ. The premises will also act as a local spares hub. In addition, the Speedprint team will deliver product and process training programmes.
The Blakell Europlacer Group comprises the Speedprint Technology, Europlacer, and Blakell Europlacer Distribution business units. All three are active and pre-eminent in the electronic circuit board assembly sector with advanced product and service solutions for electronics manufacturers in the UK and globally. Speedprint Technologies is a provider of screen printing equipment used in surface mount assembly processes. Europlacer is a provider of surface mount component placement equipment. Blakell Europlacer Distribution augments the provision of screen printing and pick & place platforms in the UK with a range of associated equipment, including AOI, reflow and PCB handling.