Yamaha Motor Robotics Business, SMT Section held its annual distributor meeting at the Company headquarters in Neuss, Germany, February 7-9. Partners from across the European network gathered to discuss business performance, enhance their product knowledge and focus their energies for the coming year.

“We continue to strengthen our position in the market, thanks to the dedication of this great team,” said Daisuke Yoshihara, General Sales Manager, noting particularly positive response to the 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION that enhances cohesion between printing, placement, and inspection processes.

The delegates also benefited from learning opportunities, through practical demonstrations of the latest equipment features. They included a preview of forthcoming enhancements to the YSUP graphical software for machine control and factory management.

Moving to the prestigious Hotel De Medici in Dusseldorf for day two, the meeting brought everyone up to speed with Yamaha’s product and sales strategies for the coming year.

The event closed by presenting the annual distributor awards, which recognise outstanding performances over the past year. Mancini Enterprise, Yamaha’s distributor in Italy, Albania, and Croatia, received the Most Valuable Distributor Award 2022 for its excellent annual sales.

Mindaugas Pališaitis from Etama received the Best Service Award 2022, recognising the team’s support for customers in Latvia and Lithuania. Thomas Metz, Yamaha’s Operations Manager presenting the award, highlighted the long-term value gained from nurturing customer confidence thanks to a knowlegable team.

Slawomir Florian, Yamaha Area Sales Manager for East Europe presented the Special Achievement Award 2022 to Amtest. The distributor for Bulgaria received the commendation for growing the local market, both for Yamaha’s YS-series printing, placement, and inspection machines as well as complete 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION lines.

SMT European Distributors Meeting 2023
Andreas Grünewald demonstrates the latest equipment upgrades during
Yamaha’s annual distributor conference at the Neuss headquarters

SMT European Distributors Meeting 2023
Yamaha presented the awards for top performance to Antonia Iotsova and Pavlin Kozarov of Amtest,
Luigi & Alberto Mancini of Mancini Enterprise, and Mindaugas Pališaitis of Etama.


About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section

Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section, a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, produces a complete selection of equipment for high-speed inline electronic assembly. This 1 STOP SMART SOLUTION includes solder paste printers, component mounters, 3D solder paste inspection machines, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip-chip hybrid placers, dispensers, intelligent component storage, and management software.

Bringing the Yamaha way to electronics manufacturing, these systems prioritize intuitive operator interaction, efficient coordination between all inline processes, and modularity enabling users to meet the latest manufacturing demands. Group competencies in servo-motor control and image recognition for vision (camera) systems ensure extreme accuracy with high speed.

The current product line includes the latest YR equipment generation, with advanced automated features for programming, setup, and changeovers, and new YSUP management software with state-of-the-art graphics and built-in data analytics.

Combining design and engineering, manufacture, sales, and service competencies, Yamaha SMT Section ensures operational efficiency and easy access to support for customers and partners. With regional offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America, the company provides truly global presence.