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Continued growth for German PCB manufacturers
Turnover (per working day) for PCB manufacturers in the D/A/CH region was 3.6 percent higher in May this year when compared to May 2017, reports the trade association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.
However, as May 2018 had two (2) working days less, total sales were down 6.3 percent from May 2017. YTD, sales figures increased with a total of five percent, as growth has continued since the beginning of 2017. Order intake shows a similar picture. In May 2018, figures per working day were 14.2 percent lower than those recored in May 2017. The reasons for the 2017 boom were orders that had shifted from Asia to Europe due to the shortage of copper foil and laminates in the Far East. Cumulatively over the first five months of 2018, order intake remained almost two percent below figures recorded for the previous year. This points to a cautious order behaviour from EMS-providers due to persistent component shortages. The book-to-bill ratio for May 2018 stood at 0.90. Despite the current uncertainty, the number of employees in May was three percent up from May 2017.
Schurter Romania certified to IATF 16949 On 25 November 2019, the Schurter Electronic Components s.r.l. production site in Ilfov, Romania, received the audit certificate according to the automotive standard IATF 16949:2016.
AQ Group appoints new CFO Christina Hegg has been appointed new CFO for AQ Group. She will start her new position in April 2020 and will be a member of Group Management.
Ventec invests in expansion of PTFE laminates manufacturing Ventec International has significantly increased its PTFE laminate manufacturing capabilities following a strategic investment in a new high-temperature press and lay-up/break-down line at its Suzhou (China) manufacturing plant.
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products to sell its Memphis factory Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. (MEPPI) has entered into an agreement to sell its power transformer factory located in Memphis, Tennessee to Hyosung Heavy Industries, known for the HICO brand in the United States.
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MRSI moves to new facility MRSI Systems, which was acquired by Mycronic back in 2018, is moving to its new 102,000 square-foot facility in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.
dSPACE adds West Coast office Simulation and validation specialist dSPACE has opened a Silicon Valley office in San Jose, California as part of its strategic realignment.
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KUKA restructures subdivision due to economic uncertainty KUKA is restructuring a subdivision in the Robotics segment that is responsible for automated manufacturing solutions such as cells and special machines.
PCB industry recovers slightly in Q3 PCB manufacturers in the D/A/CH region were able to increase sales sequentially in the third quarter of 2019 by 1.1%. However, sales figures are 11% lower than those recorded for the third quarter of 2018, reports the industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems.
Garz & Fricke moves into new HQ in Hamburg-Harburg Garz & Fricke GmbH continues to expand. As of late October, the business operations of the HMI and Panel PC specialist will be transferring to the new headquarters in in Hamburg-Harburg.
TF Massif Technologies taps new CEO British Columbia-based TF Massif Technologies has announced the appointment of Tom Peregoodoff as the company’s new chief executive officer.
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Metair completes Romanian lithium-Ion battery cell factory South African energy storage company, Metair Investments, says that its Romanian units Prime Batteries and Rombat have completed the installation of the group's first Lithium-Ion battery cell manufacturing and assembly facility in Bucharest, Romania.
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Advanced Energy expands with new lab near Frankfurt Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. has opened its Advanced Materials Processing (AMP) Showcase Lab near Frankfurt, Germany.
TTM Technologies unveils NY engineering center On the heels of its acquisition of manufacturing and IP assets from i3 Electronics Inc., TTM Technologies has announced the opening of a new engineering center in Binghamton, NY.Load more news