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Cookson Electronics Equipment Opens Manufacturing Facility in China

8/18/2003

Edited by PETech

Cookson Electronics Equipment Opens Manufacturing Facility in China

Cookson Electronics Equipment (CEE), also known as Speedline Technologies Inc., recently entered into an exclusive partnership with MMI Systems Pte Ltd. for the manufacture of certain MPM stencil printers. The deal has been concluded after an intensive search to find a partner in the Asian marketplace that will provide customers with added capacity, delivery, service, and competitive pricing. The new facility will be located in the Suzhou Industrial Park in the Shanghai region of China.

“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to the Asian market. Our focus is to establish the manufacture of Speedline’s highly successful midrange printers in China and further consolidate Speedline’s value leadership position,” said Richard Willshere, global outsource manager, Speedline Technologies. “Partnering with MMI is an excellent geographic and strategic decision. Outsourcing will offer our customers greater flexibility and will help meet overall product demand. It’s important for us and our customers to be closer to the market.”

Willshere, responsible for selecting outsource partners, added that the search for a partner in the Asian market place was based on a set of stringent criterion. “We sought a partner that would complement Speedline’s quality service and business philosophy. We considered everything from business ethics and quality to value and financial stability. The new Asian operation will serve the local fast-growing markets but will be flexible enough to meet the global demand for the product.”

MMI will manufacture MPM Accuflex™ and Microflex™ printers to customer configurations. The performance and flexibility these products offer are ideally suited to meet exact customer needs.

For more information, visit www.cooksonee.com.

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