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Juki Appoints Prodelectronic as its Official Distributor for North Africa

May 29, 2009

Solothurn, Switzerland � May 2009  JUKI, a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems, announces the appointment of Prodelectronic as its official distributor for North Africa.

Since the opening of a new establishment in Tunis in 2008, Prodelectronic is active as an official representative of JUKI in North Africa. Both Prodelectronic of France and Prodelectronic of North Africa were organized in March in the capital of Tunisia at a seminar in which traceability, quality assurance and MSD (Moisture Sensitive Devices) were the main topics.

A total of 55 participants registered for the seminar, which took place in March at the Hotel Acropol in Tunis. The seminar consisted of theoretical sessions as well as practical work for all of the participants. Organized by Prodelectronic France, the seminar was presented with cooperation between Prodelectronic, Juki Automation Systems, Totech and PDR.

At the seminar, Juki introduced the newest manufacturing technologies, including tools for quality assurance, such as offset placement after screen printing, the Flex Calibration System, component traceability and management of MSDs. Topics such as the IPC-J-STD-033b norm and its impact on the treatment and storage of MSDs, as well as the rework solution offered by PDR in relation to lead-free technology also were discussed.

Prodelectronic, the official distributor of Juki Automation Systems in North Africa (mainly Tunisia and Morocco) is represented by Richard Colonna, who is in charge of the development of these markets. JUKI currently has an installed base of 15 placement machines in Tunisia.

As well as supplying JUKI equipment, Prodelectronic NA also produces and sells stencils.

For more information about Prodelectronic NA, visit For more information about JUKI, visit

JUKI Corporation's experience as the market leader in industrial sewing machines was the stepping-stone�for the�entry into the printed circuit board assembly market in 1987. Since then, JUKI has delivered more than 20,000 automated assembly systems worldwide. This extraordinary achievement makes JUKI one of the world's�leading providers of automated assembly products and systems. In addition to�its core technologies, JUKI's Electronic Assembly and Test Systems Division develops and manufactures advanced electronic systems and computer software for data entry, mail processing and other electronic equipment.

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