Mikron headlines Swiss engineering supplement
Press Release | Mikron Automation
APRIL 21, 2015
Boudry, Switzerland: – Automated production solutions specialist Mikron Automation occupies the headline spot in a recent profile of Swiss precision engineering published by one of the world’s most respected journals.
The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post led its March 13 Special Report on Switzerland with a feature, ‘Mikron: Swiss precision and quality in large quantities’, highlighting the Group’s ability to develop and markets machining and automation solutions for high-precision manufacturing processes.
“It is all about making the ideal solution available to customers,” Mikron Group CEO Bruno Cathomen, told the newspaper.
The report explained how Mikron’s Machining division helps customers optimize high-volume machining processes as a leading supplier of customized, highly productive machining solutions for the manufacturing of complex high-precision metal components.
Leading automated solution provider
Of special interest to pharmaceutical clients, Mikron Automation was featured as “one of the world’s leading manufacturers of customer- specific, high-performance automation solutions”, based on the core competences of precise high-speed assembly and test processes, complex process integration and high quality.
“Our production solutions run seven days a week, 24 hours a day. These solutions can deliver assembly speeds from six up to 400 finished devices a minute,” Jean-Francois Bauer, head of marketing and business development at Mikron Automation, told the South China Morning Post.
Worldwide, some 45 million products per day are assembled using Mikron Automation solutions, which are used primarily in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive and electrical and electronics industries.
The standard platforms used for Mikron’s automation solutions are suitable for cleanroom production and specially certified for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries in accordance with strict standards from regulatory bodies such as the US Food and Drug Administration.
Presence in Asia
Mikron’s high profile position in the report reflects its newly established leading position in Asia, where its has been physical present since 2008 via a merger with a Singapore-based company, the building of the automated EcoLine assembly platform optimized for Asian needs and the setting up of a factory in Shanghai to serve the Chinese market.
Mikron Automation has sold assembly and test solutions to European customers entering China and to Chinese companies in the pharmaceutical/medical and automotive industries.
“Mikron’s vision is clear: we want to be a partner of choice for Chinese companies that need our kind of machining and automation solutions. We want to enable them to enhance both productivity and quality,” Mr. Cathomen told the report.
About Mikron Automation
Mikron Automation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of customized, highly productive automation solutions for high-precision assembly and testing of products. Headquartered in Boudry, Switzerland’s watch making heartland, Mikron Automation has more than a century’s experience in designing and building high precision machinery and 40 years experience in process equipment, continuously innovating to supply optimum solutions to the pharmaceutical, medical and other industries.
The company builds highly efficient and automated assembly platforms, feeding platforms and customer-specific assembly systems that can handle up to 400 parts per minute to accuracies of <0.02mm, applicable across more than 300 specific processes. For the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, Mikron Automation products can be applied and expanded from pilot line to fully automatic assembly line scale and are engineered to meet special conditions for clean room ISO 7 (class 10,000) applications, validated to GAMP 5 and US Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR part 11 standards. To date, Mikron Automation has installed more than 3000 assembly and testing systems for customers worldwide. The division employs around 570 people at Boudry and its other sites in Berlin (Germany), Denver (USA), Singapore and Shanghai (China). All sites meet ISO 9001 standards, with Boudry certified to ISO 14001 and Singapore to ISO 13485.
Jean-François Bauer, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Mikron Automation
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