ASM Plant Awarded "Best Factory of the Year"

14 Jun 2019

ASM's SMT Solutions Division is a technology leader in equipment and solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry, winning the Plant of the Year Award / Global Operational Excellence (GEO) Award for the 2018 Excellence in electronics manufacturing expo Production Network category.

The benchmark award was initiated in 1992 by Production magazine and consulting firm A.T. Kearney and is one of the coveted honors of the manufacturing company. Following 2012 and 2016, this is the third time ASM has won electronics manufacturing expo the Factory of the Year Award.

This time, the jury specifically recognized ASM's high-level common standards in its global production network at its factories in Munich, Weymouth, Singapore and Malaysia. The award will be officially presented during the annual factory conference held in Ludwigsburg, Germany from March 20th to 22nd.

The benchmark for the Factory of the Year award includes a large number of questionnaires and electronics manufacturing expo on-site audits of more than 100 standards and performance indicators.

After visiting electronics manufacturing expo ASM's SMT plants in Singapore and Malaysia, the international jury was impressed by its level of global cooperation: “The standardization of processes, equipment and tools enables ASM to operate a flexible and truly global production network.

The global teams in Munich, Singapore and Malaysia received valuable points in the selection due to electronics manufacturing expo their constant focus on supplier development and integration. "

Equal cooperation network

Jörg Cwojdzinski, vice president of SCM at ASM SMT Solutions, explains why ASM's production electronics manufacturing expo network is so special: “Many companies have globally distributed plants, usually only one plant is in the process of development, and then rigorously promotes subtasks and processes to the next step. Level factory. At ASM, we don't do this. We don't want to allocate production, but do it together. Whether it's process and quality standards, automation or digital planning - everything is developed by a global team. The factories produce electronics manufacturing expo highly complex machines according to common standards to meet the needs of the regional market and to make the most efficient use of resources. Since they operate under the same process standards, they can be used as capacity reserves for other plants,” explains Jörg Cwojdzinski.

Excellence Center is responsible for innovation

All factories promote automation and digitization through innovative, discrete projects. “In addition to fulfilling manufacturing obligations, a single plant can only manage a limited number of electronics manufacturing expo and innovative projects. By deploying robots, 3D printing and other projects in our global production network, as well as augmented reality and other smart technologies, we have improved their assessment and implementation. Quality and speed," said Wei Hsien Low, Senior Director of Operations at the Singapore Plant.

After winning the first GEO Award at the electronics manufacturing expo in 2012, the ASM factory in Munich was named “Best Factory of the Year” in 2016. The company not only helps electronics manufacturers turn their factories into smart factories, but also consistently advances their processes to become leaner and smarter. The GEO Award is a benchmark for popularity to measure process improvements that have been made.

What does this award mean?

The game's assessment model reflects all of the plant's performance dimensions and electronics manufacturing expo, from strategy, process quality and resource management to productivity and profitability. The GEO model is a global operational excellence (GEO) model developed by A.T. Kearney, and Kearney evaluates six key performance dimensions: value creation, customer satisfaction, profitability, quality, agility and innovation. The assessment looks at more than 100 standards and performance indicators. This demanding and objective assessment system helps to make the game as important as it is today.

From left to right: Wei Hsien Low, Director of Advanced Operations, ASM Singapore; Jörg Cwojdzinski, Vice President, SCM, ASM SMT Solutions; Tse Haw Yong, Director of Operations, ASM Malaysia.

To meet the needs of each regional market and to maximize resource utilization, each plant produces highly complex machines based on electronics manufacturing expo and common standards.

The electronics manufacturing industry event - NEPCON China 2019 will be grandly opened in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall on April 24-26. ASM will also bring its outstanding products to electronics manufacturing expos. Industry insiders are welcome to come to the site to learn more about the product.

ASM Pacific Technology Group SMT Solutions Division

The mission of ASM Pacific Technology Group (ASMPT) SMT Solutions is to implement and support the SMT Smart Factory of global electronics manufacturers.

ASM solutions such as SIPLACE placement systems and DEK printing systems use hardware, software and services to support the centralization, automation and optimization of central workflows, enabling electronics manufacturers to transition to SMT smart plants in stages and in terms of capacity, flexibility and The quality has been greatly improved.

At the heart of the ASM strategy is a close relationship with customers and partners, so ASM has established the SMT Smart Network as a global forum to support the active exchange of information between good companies.

In addition to developing the IIoT platform for manufacturing companies as a founding member of the ADAMOS joint venture, ASM has established an open HERMES standard with other SMT manufacturers as the next generation standard for the SMEMA standard for M2M communication on SMT production lines.

About ASM Pacific Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in Hong Kong in 1975, ASMPT is the world's leading manufacturer of technology and solutions for all process steps in electronics manufacturing expo and semiconductor packaging and electronics manufacturing, from semiconductor packaging materials and back-end (chip integration, soldering, packaging) to SMT processes. . There are no other equipment suppliers around the world with a similar comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge and experience in mounting and SMT procedures.

The post-process equipment business produces and supplies semiconductor assembly and packaging equipment for the microelectronics, semiconductor, optoelectronics, and optoelectronic markets. It offers a wide range of products such as solid crystal systems, wire bonding systems, dispensing systems, cutting and forming systems and all-round production line equipment.

The material business produces and supplies semiconductor packaging materials, consisting of a lead frame portion and a molded interconnect substrate portion. The SMT Solutions business develops and distributes outstanding DEK presses for the SMT, semiconductor and solar markets, as well as outstanding SIPLACE SMT placement solutions.

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