GreenSource Fabrication Announces Acquisition of AWP Group

Reading time ( words)

GreenSource Fabrication LLC, has announced the acquisition of majority ownership in AWP Group GmbH with immediate effect.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

According to GreenSource VP, Alex Stepinski, “AWP was the #1 supplier by both order value and sheer number of machines (over 100) in our next generation PCB FAB/IC Substrate smart factory which we built in 2017-2019.  Together with AWP, we developed the process integration network of both hardware and software required to achieve for the first time a world-wide, a fully automated and green advanced HDI/FPC/IC Substrate facility with true single piece flow.  GreenSource Fabrication’s North American facility strongly competes with the Asia-Pacific market leaders on cycle time, operating cost, and capability, and is the world leader in sustainable green & lean operations.  Due to these innovations, and the overwhelming demand for such next generation solutions worldwide, it became apparent that both GreenSource and AWP could mutually benefit from the closer collaboration which could only be made possible by a unified ownership.”

AWP Group GmbH will continue to operate with its current management team consisting of minority owners Henk van der Meij and Jochen Zeller, but will collaborate with GreenSource in market areas where there are strong scaled economies.  For instance, GreenSource will act as an applications tech center for the continuing development of AWP equipment technology and software solutions, and AWP will now have full access to the unique intellectual property associated with GreenSource’s fully-green operations for integration into their current and future product offerings.  The acquisition also provides AWP with a US base at the GreenSource site from which to facilitate expansion into the North American equipment market.”   

Both companies will be exhibiting jointly for the first time at the IPC/APEX Show in San Diego in January, 2019.



Suggested Items

Catching Up with Artnet Pro

01/18/2019 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
I recently caught up with my old friend Meir Polack, co-owner with Rony Hod of Artnet Pro, which is a high-tech equipment sales and service company with offices in the U.S., China, and South America. We discussed a new line of direct imaging equipment called Altix (also the name of the company).

ESI’s Chris Ryder: There’s More to Choosing a Laser Than You Think

01/16/2019 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007
At the recent HKPCA show, I sat down with ESI’s Chris Ryder, director of product management—HDI—to discuss considerations for choosing a new laser system, and how ESI uses its decades of flex and rigid-flex drilling experience to help guide customers in their decision-making process.

Top 10 Most-Read PCB007 Interviews of 2018

01/02/2019 | I-Connect007
Here’s a list of the top 10 most-read PCB interviews in the past year. Topping the list is an interview by Publisher Barry Matties with industry veteran Gene Weiner, who talked about the market conditions in China, and any effect the new U.S. administration might have on trade relations going forward.

Copyright © 2019 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.