Just a month after Denmark-based electronics manufacturer GPV International A/S officially opened its new production facility in Guadalajara, the company is already experiencing a rapid growth in demand. Hence, company officials have decided to accelerate their expansion plans with the acquisition of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing line five times more efficient than conventional units, Bo Lybæk, CEO of GPV, explained.
GPV announced it has entered into an agreement with the Yamaha distributor Core-EMT concerning the delivery of a complete SMT-manufacturing line (Surface Mount Technology). This means that GPV soon will have a total of 13 SMT-manufacturing lines at its disposal distributed among its plants in Aars, Denmark, Bangkok, Thailand and Guadalajara, Mexico, respectively.
Equivalent to five of the other SMT-manufacturing lines, the latest addition will be based on state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technology, where every element in the manufacturing line is self-regulatory and interacts with one another.
“The demands for high quality and efficient electronics manufacturing are increasing constantly, and today the complexity is at such a high level that each of the individual memory circuits contain hundreds of legs, which need to be assembled automatically. It requires great precision combined with swift and efficient assembly. Therefore, it is critical that we master the latest technology if we want to be counted among the best EMS-companies”, Lybæk added.
“We have had an exemplary partnership with GPV through the years, and we are of course glad to see that our services can be used by GPV in Mexico as well. Yamaha is the only manufacturer that can deliver a complete manufacturing line, and we know Yamaha’s products better than anyone else,” Steen V. Haugbølle, the CEO of Core-EMT, said.
The new manufacturing line is expected to be in full service during the first quarter of 2018. The amount of investment required remains undisclosed.