Kyrel Builds Contemporary Production Model with Universal’s Fuzion

Pioneering platform design and efficient software tools minimize setup time and expedite NPI and ramp to volume, providing the shortest possible time to market.

May 7, 2013 – For more than thirty years, Kyrel has provided leading-edge EMS services to a growing customer base of Finnish and international telecommunications, industrial electronics, automotive, consumer electronics, medical electronics, military electronics, and LED lighting companies. When it was time to re-design the company’s 75,000 square foot production facility to meet the needs of the higher-mix, modern environment, Kyrel found the optimal solution in Universal Instruments’ Fuzion™ Platform.

“We have been challenged with an ever-increasing mix of products and it was clear that it was time to improve on the limited capabilities of our existing equipment set, which was achieving only a fraction of its specified throughput as our needs became more diverse,” commented Kyrel’s managing director, Simo Parhankangas. “We needed a solution that would deliver the agility to build a full range of applications, maximize our Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), and provide us peace of mind by leveraging mature technologies,” he added. “Fuzion was the ideal choice for us, combining a unique and flexible architecture built on a proven positioning system with a powerful suite of software tools to give us the most efficient model to serve our customers today and into the future.”

“The changes in Kyrel’s production requirements reflect the global trend for electronics assembly today,” said Brad Bennett, Universal Instruments’ vice president of customer operations. “Fuzion was designed to excel in higher-mix environments, and the two FuzionXC2-60 and FuzionXC2-37 production lines purchased by Kyrel will enable substantial improvements in utilization, output and delivery time for their products,” added Bennett. “Pehr Nordman and his team at our Channel Partner, Sincotron did an excellent job in helping to highlight these values for Kyrel.”

To learn more about Universal Instruments Europe, please contact: Universal Instruments – Koen Vinck, area general manager, +32 331 49540 or vinckk@uic.com; Kyrel – Simo Parhankangas, managing director, +358 207 435 451 or simo.parhankangas@kyrel.fi; Sincotron Group – Pehr Nordman, president, +358 400 500594 or pehr.nordman@sincotron.eu.

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