Sep 22, 2005

Aegis Distributor, KVMS Belgum, Secures New Business with Electronics Assemblers

CHELTENHAM, UK – 22 September 2005 – Aegis Europe, a leader in Manufacturing Information Management systems for global electronics assemblers, has recently sold its manufacturing information software for process definition, documentation and advanced machine programming to electronics assembly companies LHM (in Belgium) and ABS (in Holland). This business comes through KVMS, the established and successful Aegis distributor, headquartered in Belgium. LHM and ABS have purchased CircuitCAM, documentation and advanced off-line machine programming with line balancing.

Commenting on the recent implementations, Jasper van Meerten, CEO at KVMS, said, “LHM and ABS needed to significantly reduce the time taken in preparing jobs going into production. They both selected the Aegis software based on the company’s excellence, affordable and proven ability in software solutions built up from the grass roots, the factory floor. For example, the Aegis Documentation Manager covers the whole factory floor, not just the front-end processes.”

“The Aegis systems will expedite and control these companies’ advanced manufacturing processes and product data definition for new product introductions. Both customers estimate that the software will save one extra engineer in the production preparation department,” Jasper added.

Aegis systems allow manufacturers to merge the bill of materials with the supplied CAD data to support rapid New Product Introduction for multiple lines and multiple processes, with built-in process and BOM revision control. CircuitCAM defines the logical routings, aiding fast and consistent data preparation and delivery of programs to machines, documentation to manual assembly stations, and task and checklists to all locations from printing to AOI to repair to box-build. The Aegis software handles all off-line machine programming and optimization needs, manages balance line allocations, machine libraries while creating the bill of process for each station and machine along the entire route, for later use on the factory floor.

“Their criteria for evaluating and selecting Aegis came down to our ease of use, intelligent interfacing and technical product depth, from the office to the factory floor. KVMS also provided excellent on-site training,” said Peter Clegg, business development director at Aegis Europe. “Our partnership with KVMS, an established supplier of SMT production solutions to global manufacturers, is rapidly growing market share for us in the Benelux market.”

About KVMS
Established in 1999 and located in a new 1000sqm manufacturing facility in Turnhout, Belgium, KVMS comprises four operating divisions: SMT Equipment, Software, Services and Supplies, and has global presence through its network of subsidiaries and representatives.

The SMT Equipment and Software division delivers SMT production solutions including new and used production equipment, plus it also buys back surplus equipment. The Services division offers maintenance contracts, training facilities and repair on-site. In addition this division refurbishes used production equipment to the latest standard and specification, and offers PWB coating facilities and a competitive tape and reel service. The Supplies division provides accessories, spare parts and tools (such as bench top soldering tools) and will find virtually any part required within 24 hours.

For additional information contact:

Deb Geiger
VP, Global Marketing
Phone: +1 215.773.3571 x 1106
Email: [email protected]