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ERSA VERSAPRINT wins the 3rd SMT China VISION Award


In the category "Solder Paste Printing-Stencil & Screen", ERSA takes home the VISION Award for the ERSA Versaprint Stencil & Screen Printer with Fully Integrated Post Print AOI. The SMT China Magazine hosted the 3rd annual SMT China VISION Awards Presentation Ceremony on April 21, 2009 in Everbright Hotel, Shanghai, China. More than 100 guests from participating companies and professionals from the industry attended the Ceremony. Fifteen products won top honors, and one local company received the Chinese Achievement Award. The SMT China VISION Awards is currently the only program honoring achievements in China's electronic manufacturing industry. Mr. Bernd Schenker, Pesident & COO, ERSA GmbH, Germany, accepted the award on behalf of the company.


The Vision Award winners were selected based on 10 criteria that include Creativeness and Innovativeness, Performance, Reliability, Cost Effectiveness, Easy of Use, Flexibility, Compatibility, Quality Contributions, Environmental Responsibility, and Maintainability/ Reparability/ Services. To ensure SMT China Vision Awards to be of a professional, authoritative and impartial nature, a group of highly recognized experts in the field of electronics manufacturing technology from Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing were invited to sit on an independent selection panel. Also invited to provide their opinions was a group of SMT China's readers, who are manufacturing engineers at some of China's biggest and most advanced manufacturing plants in the computer and peripherals, communications, consumer products and the automotive electronics industries.


Speaking at the awards, Mr. Adonis Mak, publishing director of SMT China and president of ACT International Media Group, said, "The rapid development of China's electronic manufacturing industry has drawn world attention. Inevitably, international and domestic SMT equipment, materials and service providers have made tremendous contributions to the growth of the industry. In order to recognize their contributions, SMT China magazine launched the SMT China Vision Awards in 2007, which is the only authoritative program of its kind planned, organized and hosted for the China market." "Although the world economy is facing a serious economic crisis, China's economy continues to grow. In addition, China enjoys a huge domestic market, providing additional, good condition for the survival and growth of its electronics manufacturing industry. The 3rd SMT China Vision Awards continue to receive support from the up-stream of industry." He added. "For the first time a local supplier of equipment used to manufacture electronic products won a SMT China Vision Award. The award marks China's growing prowess in its local industry's ability to provide manufacturing equipment for the electronics industry," Mr. Mak commented.


SMT China is the magazine for professionals in the field of China's electronic manufacturing industry. Its mission is to provide information on solutions to help engineers solve problems in PCB assembly; to provide information on the latest technologies, methodologies, tools, and materials used; and to provide analysis of industry trends.