STI and SIPLACE: A long standing relationship spanning two decades
STI Philippines invests in SIPLACE X-Series
SIPLACE and the STI Group of companies look back on a successful and long standing partnership. Indeed, this strong partnership was further strengthened with the recent purchase of a SIPLACE X-Series Placement Machine by STI for their plant in Cebu, Philippines. As part of their planned programme of expansion, STI has acquired a High Volume PCBA Contract Electronics Manufacturing business. Since acquiring the new business STI has renamed it, STI-Philippines. STI-Philippines had already been very satisfied and working successfully with the SIPLACE D-Series. As a result of growing customer requirements, STI-Philippines complemented their existing SIPLACE D-Series line with the highly flexible and innovative SIPLACE X-Series machine.
STI-Philippines is the result of STI Limited’s acquisition of the Board Assembly business operators of a high volume PCBA contract electronics manufacturing facility in Cebu, Philippines. In addition to box-build of electronic assemblies for the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive industries, they specialise in medium to high volume PCB assembly.
STI-Philippines’ first experience with SIPLACE was with the SIPLACE D-series. "The decision to purchase the SIPLACE D1, D2 and D4 Pre-Owned Equipment (POE) solution was a strategic one, as it provided us with the required specifications in running our production line while maintaining an exceptionally favourable price-performance ratio, therefore ensuring a faster return on investment," said Lyndon M. Guba, Manufacturing Manager of STI-Philippines.
"Based on this strategic decision, we started out with using the SIPLACE D-series some time ago. We are extremely impressed with the exceptional working conditions and quality of our SIPLACE D-Series. This, together with the excellent partnership with the SIPLACE team, convinced us to continue our relationship with SIPLACE by investing in the SIPLACE X-series. We trust in SIPLACE’s support, advanced technology and the quality of SIPLACE’s machines," said Guba. "We believe that the SIPLACE team is as committed to our company as we are, allowing us to provide the best solutions for our customers."
It is with this absolute confidence in SIPLACE and its extensive line of products that STI-Philippines decided on the SIPLACE X-Series to complement its existing SIPLACE D-Series line. The SIPLACE X-Series was selected as it provided STI-Philippines a value-for-money opportunity to further expand their capabilities in order to secure higher value projects. In addition, collectively, the SIPLACE D-series and the SIPLACE X-series lines allow STI-Philippines to provide their customers with customised solutions to meet their specific needs.
The SIPLACE X-Series is the best 01005 solution in the industry, ensuring STI-Philippines is at the forefront of technology and allowing STI Philippines to place the smallest components in the market with ease and accuracy, minimsing errors on their production line. With the SIPLACE X-series, STI-Philippines has a competitive advantage by benefiting from the exceptional price-performance the SIPLACE POE scheme provides, ensuring a faster return on investment, while not compromising on the quality of the SIPLACE machines.
The SIPLACE Setup Center 4.0 is used by STI-Philippines in conjunction with the SIPLACE X-series for part verification, and as a result, increasing the efficiency and productivity of line production. Lyndon M. Guba added, "The SIPLACE Setup Center 4.0 provides us with maximum flexibility and reliability, enabling us to significantly reduce the frequency and duration of setup related downtime."