Manz AG: Follow-up orders for LightAssembly production platform from the electronics industry
- Order in the lower double digit million euro range from long-term customer
- LightAssembly platform stands out with flexibility and highest quality
- Numerous applications open up further revenues potentials in the future
Reutlingen, August 22, 2019 – Manz AG, a global high-tech equipment manufacturer with a comprehensive technology portfolio, has been awarded a contract for several assembly lines of the LightAssembly platform in the Electronics sector. The order came from a leading international provider of power electronics, with whom Manz has maintained a trustworthy business relationship for many years. Manz will deliver process and handling modules for the automated assembly of controllers, with a total volume in the lower double digit million euro range. One quarter of the order will affect revenues and earnings for this year, while three quarters will impact the coming fiscal year.
Martin Drasch, CEO of Manz AG: “With the modular assembly and inspection platform LightAssembly, we offer a product trusted by customers in a wide range of industries. One of these is our long-term partner in the electronics industry, to whom we have already delivered 10 fully-integrated assembly lines over the last three years. This is a clear proof of how we and our highly flexible equipment help customers fulfill the modern requirements production companies face.”
With the modular, scalable LightAssembly platform, Manz AG is able to react flexibly to specific customer needs. The individual modules e.g. for handling, screwing, laser welding and image processing, for example, are perfectly coordinated with each other and, when combined with our inline inspection systems, always ensure maximum quality at maximum throughput. At the same time, the platform also stands out for its high compatibility to conveying systems from other manufacturers – a strength which is key in particular for customers in the electronics and automotive industry.
Martin Drasch: “LightAssembly can either be integrated into existing, non-automated production lines on a modular basis or can be used as an integrated platform in fully-automated production systems. A process module can handle not only classic assembly processes, such as screw fitting, but also other process steps such as laser welding or technologies for bonding, casting or pressing. The applications are equally versatile, and include, for instance, assembling cell contacting systems in the automotive industry or producing laptops, tablets or other devices and controls in the electronics industry. We are therefore very confident that we will also see incoming orders in this area for applications that are not yet part of our portfolio.”