Andy has extensive experience in capital equipment sales to the SMT assembly industry through senior roles with Quad, Europlacer and Mydata. He joins from Mydata to lead the development of Blakell Europlacer�s UK sales distribution business.
Blakell Europlacer is one of the pre-eminent equipment suppliers in the UK and currently distributes Europlacer placement, Speedprint stencil printing, Dage X-ray, Saki AOI and Hexi reflow oven equipment.
Blakell Europlacer Group Managing Director, Derek Gaston stated, �I am absolutely delighted to welcome Andy Jones back to the Blakell Europlacer Group. He is one of the top sales professionals in the UK SMT industry and a man of integrity. I look forward to working closely with Andy to build and develop our UK distribution operation.�
Europlacer has been developing 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. Europlacer designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of highly flexible SMT placement systems for the global electronics industry. For more information, visit Europlacer�s Web site at http://www.europlacer.com.