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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
Saki Corporation expand its automatic inspection solutions including X-Ray technologySchmidt Electronics Group Ltd., Hong Kong, China
MSTL, a subsidiary of Schmidt Electronics Group Limited, is a leading proprietary owner of X-Ray inspection systems, offering products and solutions focusing on the use of X-Ray technology for the inspection of mechanical and electronic components for the electronics SMT industry and the general Non Destructive Testing (NDT) industry.
The acquisition will strengthen and expand the product portfolio of Saki Corporation to further consolidate its position as the global leading provider of automatic inspection solutions. Both companies, together, will meet wider customers needs and have a greater opportunity to reach new markets, particularly in the area of non-destructive testing. We have been enjoying a large share of the automatic optical inspection market by utilizing Intelligent Machine Vision (IMV) robot vision technology. The X-ray inspection technology in ball grid arrays and non-destructive means of testing that MSTL boasts are exactly what we need to complement our existing products, says Sakie Akiyama, Chief Executive Officer and President of Saki Corporation. I can see that both technologies will become the industrys mainstream, and the completed product portfolio can secure our position as the global top brand and get ourselves ready to reap the new markets when the time comes.
Saki Corporation will gradually acquire a majority interest in MSTL, while Schmidt Electronics Group Limited will retain a minority interest. The overall management of the MSTL operations will be taken over by Saki within a reasonable timeframe.
Both companies see a high level of synergy in future for collaborative R&D activities that will create a new dimension of inspection solutions not only for current inspection and testing requirements but also for future demands driven by highly complex and highly integrated packaging and materials technologies for the electronics, automotive, medical, aerospace and information technology industries. MSTL will now be able to capitalize on the worldwide sales and marketing network of Saki Corporation to further increase its market presence and penetration. On the other hand, the valuable human and knowledge assets of MSTL will play an important part in Sakis future business growth, says Klaus Festl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schmidt Electronics Group. Both companies also share the same vision in the automatic inspection arena and I believe that the integration will be smooth and successful.
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