Our throughput has more than doubled and uptime is running at 98.7%. Very impressive!

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BTW Inc.’s Electronic Contract Manufacturing services are founded in capability, flexibility and results. BTW’s primary goal is to obtain a deep understanding of our customer’s needs and apply these principals to a flexible and result oriented execution plan delivering customer success. Our Juki lines deliver the same capability, flexibility and results that we promise. Our new Juki KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters are yet another contribution to the history and future that we’ve come to rely on in our partnership with Juki.

Unique Electronics Manufacturing Solutions“The technical aspects of Juki’s products are enhanced by an organization and group of professionals that go beyond supplier relationship to the critical partnerships BTW holds dearly. Together, BTW & Juki create success for our ultimate OEM partners. I am very pleased with the performance of our four new Juki KE3010 placement machines. They are performing above and beyond my expectations. Juki service had us up and running in less than twelve hours after delivery. Our throughput has more than doubled and uptime is running at 98.7%. Very impressive!”

– Scott Oestreich, Engineering Manager, BTW Inc.


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BTW, Inc. Installs Four High Speed Chip Shooters – Juki Surpasses Expectations

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., a world-leading provider of automated assembly products and systems and part of Juki Corporation, is pleased to announce that BTW Inc. recently purchased and completed the install of four KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters. BTW has been a valued Juki customer for more than 20 years.

Scott Oestreich, Engineering Manager at BTW Inc., stated: “I just wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation with our recent purchase and installation of the four KE3010 machines. They are above and beyond my expectations as well as for all of us here at BTW.”

Since the install, collective data has displayed a more than doubled throughput as well as 98.7 percent uptime compared to about 72 percent on the previous line due to unforeseen operation issues.

“From sales to service everything went very well,” added Oestreich. “Juki’s service team did an excellent job as usual with the install and training, making a very smooth and timely transition as we were up and running production on the second line in less than 12 hours, which included tearing down the line, running the utilities, and setting and installing the new machines.”
Carlos Eijansantos, JAS Americas’ Sales Manager, commented: “Juki has had a long partnership with BTW and it is great to see their business continue to expand. The addition of the 3010s will help them meet their higher demand for capacity and give them the flexibility to continue the growth of their business.”

BTW’s electronic contract manufacturing services are founded on capability, flexibility and results. The company’s 24 years of serving many markets, many customer profiles and a wide range of assembly complexities have resulted in machining, practices, and skilled people focused on these principals.

BTWBTW’s primary goal is to obtain a deep understanding of its customers’ needs and apply these principals to a flexible and result oriented execution plan delivering customer success. 99 percent on time delivery and 99 percent delivered product quality have been ongoing metrics demonstrating these successes at, and with, BTW Inc. While complete product builds comprise the greatest percentage of BTW’s annual shipments, printed circuit assembly is the core of the company’s services. That is where Juki comes in.

The Juki lines deliver the same capability, flexibility and results that BTW promises its customers. The new Juki KE-3010 High Speed Chip Shooters are yet another contribution to the history and future that BTW has come to rely on in its partnership with Juki. Large board size, hybrid feeder capability and capacity, and increased speed contribution mirror the principals of service valued by the company’s customers.

Oestreich explained, “Furthermore, the technical aspects of Juki’s products are enhanced by an organization and group of professionals that go beyond supplier relationship to the critical partnerships BTW holds dearly. Together, BTW and Juki create success for our ultimate OEM partners.”


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Juki Announces New CFO

Juki Automation Systems (JAS), Inc., recently announced that Dave Frac is retiring and Andy Hirst will be taking his place as the new CFO of the company.

JUKI CFOMr. Frac retires after more than 40 years in finances, starting his career as a certified public accountant, working his way up the corporate ladder to CFO of Camelot Inc. in 1993. He joined Juki Automation Systems in 1999 as CFO and VP Operations, handling all financial functions for both the US and European operating companies, plus operations (logistics, procurement, inside sales) for the US.

“I am excited to see Andy step into the role that I have held for many years,” commented Dave. “He will bring new ideas and a different approach to this important role, and I am sure he will be very successful in his new position.”

JUKI CFOMr. Andy Hirst holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked in finance for 30 years. He has over 17 years of experience in the electronics manufacturing industry.

“I look forward to building upon the great work Dave has done over the last 17 years,” commented Mr. Hirst. “I plan to help Juki continue to meet and exceed customers expectations with new, exciting products and our continued level of high service. We will continue to strive to make the customers and stakeholders experience with the finance and operations group a great one as we continue to utilize the technology tools at our disposal to improve our supply chain operations.”

 

 


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Juki Automation Systems Partners with Methods Automation, Inc.

Juki Automation Systems recently announced the appointment of Scott Cook with Methods Automation, Inc. as its newest sales partner. Located west of Baltimore, Methods Automation will represent JAS throughout DE, MD, VA and West VA.

Methods AutomationMethods Automation offers 31 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing arena, and has established a leading sales and service position in the Mid-Atlantic region. The company’s strategy is based around representation of “A tier” supply partners, product knowledge and delivering relevant customer centric solutions.

“Everyone at Juki is very pleased to be partnered with one of the best manufacturing representatives in the SMT business,” remarked Bill Astle, JAS President. “Scott Cook is a consummate professional and well respected in his territory, and the entire industry for that matter. With Scott’s help, we are confident that we will soon be expanding our market share in his territory.”

Methods Automation provides factory floor automation and consumable supplies expertise. The company provides a full range of prototype and production equipment, consulting, deployment services and consumable supplies to the electronic assembly, semiconductor and biomedical markets.

For more information about Methods Automation’s products and services, contact Scott Cook at (443) 650-1000 or visit www.methodsautomation.com.


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