SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical inspection equipment, announces that it has expanded its operations in the Americas. As part of the expansion, Saki America has signed an agreement with Lean Stream LLC to be its representative for the western United States. In addition, Satoshi (John) Otake, deputy general manager, is heading up operations for Saki America, with headquarters located in San Jose, California. Quintin Armstrong has been hired as general manager, North America sales and service, based out of Florida.
Lean Stream provides LEAN solutions to meet the SMT manufacturing needs of the EMS and OEM community in Northern California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest. They will represent Saki’s complete line of 2D and 3D automated optical, x-ray, and solder paste inspection systems. Lean Stream represents companies such as Fuji pick-and-place systems and other “top-line” equipment and DFM software manufacturers for the circuit board assembly industry to help transform and improve electronics manufacturing efficiencies with innovative tools, services, and lean practices that directly and positively impact the bottom line for its customers.
Armstrong has over 20 years of experience in sales and field engineering management in the electronics and general automation industries, specializing in managing international business. He was previously with Panasonic Factory Solutions. Armstrong will oversee the Saki America sales and service team for the East Coast, Midwest, and South.
“Saki has experienced exponential sales growth in Brazil, Mexico, and the United States in 2014 and in response has expanded its Saki America operations,” said Otake, who has been with Saki for over 15 years. “One of the reasons for our rapid growth has been our new 3D automated optical, solder paste, and x-ray inspection systems. We are excited that Quintin has joined our team, and know that Lean Stream will be a powerful partner in supporting our 2D and 3D products that are capable of inspecting even the most complex PCB assemblies. Our expansion in the Americas enables us to provide even more service and support to our new and existing customers.”
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About Saki Corporation
Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automatic recognition through robotic vision technology, applying ground-breaking image processing tools to solve inspection problems associated with printed circuit board assembly. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan with offices and sales and support centers around the world. Saki has Quality Management System JIS Q 9001:2008 and ISO9001:2008 certifications.