Representatives from all Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section distributors gathered in Hamamatsu to prepare for the year ahead
Over three days, from January 28-30, delegates talked business, toured the newly opened 52,000m2 factory, and took time out at Yamaha Communication Plaza – the exhibition facility Yamaha created to share its pursuit of kando* through the exciting products of the past, present, and future.
Special presentations recognized the performances of the top distributors in the previous 12 months. Mr. Ryosuke Nakamura, Branch Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe IM business, presented the Most Valuable Service Award to Zoltan Szilassi of Elas, distributor for Hungary, and the Most Valuable Distributor Award to Mancini Enterprise Group which supports customers in Italy, Greece, and Croatia.
“Our distribution network is extremely strong and we look forward to even greater success in the coming years as our teams continue to grow together and benefit from the consolidation of our manufacturing at the new factory here in Japan,” he said.
The new factory brings together production of all Yamaha Robotics high-speed surface mount and factory automation equipment. Unifying activities formerly distributed across three separate sites, the move further strengthens Yamaha’s commitment to its enterprise partners and to smart industry worldwide.
*Kando is a Japanese word for the simultaneous feelings of deep satisfaction and intense excitement that we experience when we encounter something of exceptional value.
About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section
Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.
Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.
Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.
Mr Zoltan Szilassi received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Service Award 2019 on behalf of his company, Elas, from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager.
Mancini Enterprise Group received the Yamaha Motor Europe Most Valuable Distributor Award 2019 from Mr Ryosuke Nakamura, Yamaha Motor Europe Branch Manager.