MatriX joins Advanced Technology Segment of Nordson Corporation
Acquisition of MatriX Technologies GmbH by Nordson Corporation with effect as of 01 September 2015
MatriX Technologies GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of automated X-ray inspection (AXI) equipment for industrial end markets worldwide announces that on 1st September 2015, Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has acquired 100% of the shares of MatriX Technologies GmbH. Following this transaction, MatriX will join the Advanced Technology Segment of Nordson, which is also the home of existing Nordson DAGE (MXI) and YESTECH (AOI) test and inspection product lines. Terms of the deal and financial details of the business were not disclosed.
MatriX’ core expertise is in AXI for high speed in-line solutions for electronic production lines as well as a range of solutions for final assembly and test. Nordson DAGE is a market leader of mid- and high-end X-ray inspection and bond testing equipment. By combining both businesses and X-ray inspection product lines within Nordsons Advanced Technology Unit will create a leading provider of best in class solutions for both automated and manual X-Ray inspection and metrology in the electronics industry and for industrial applications, as well as for NDT inspection solutions for advanced materials and components based on X-ray and CT technology.
MatriX Managing Director Eckhard Sperschneider from MatriX said: “With the combination of DAGE’s and MatriX’ complementary X-ray inspection system product lines in the area of MXI and AXI, we can now offer our industrial customers a complete range of X-ray inspection system solutions for the entire product development and manufacturing cycle. Starting from high-resolution X-ray inspection equipment for Quality-Lab’s and R&D environments up to high-speed AXI in-line solutions for a 100% inspection of assembled PCB’s, critical components and complete modules in high-volume series production.”
MatriX Managing Director Marc Sperschneider from MatriX added: “We are looking forward to join the Nordson Test & Inspection Unit and to materialize the wide range of synergies especially in core X-ray technologies, joint R&D and new product development which will further strengthen our leading position in the AXI market."
MatriX is recognized with 'Bayerns Best 50' award
MatriX Technologies GmbH was recognized with the "Bavaria's Best 50" award by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. The award ceremony took place in the “Residenz” of Munich on July 29, 2014. 50 successful companies were honored for their strong profitable growth, market positioning and employment creation over the last years.
"Today we recognize the 'growth engines' of the Bavarian industry - especially for their great innovation and performance," said Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs. "I am very pleased to reward Bavaria's Best 50 once more and to shake hands with successful entrepreneurs - the 'Hidden Champions' of Bavaria - who always prove: small and medium-sized enterprises are a key driving engine and the backbone of our economy ".
MatriX Technologies CEO Eckhard Sperschneider accepted the award in form of the Bavarian porcelain lion from Ilse Aigner, Bavaria’s minister of Economic Affairs. "It makes me very proud to see MatriX being honored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. This award underscores that we pursued the right corporate strategy over the past years. My special thanks goes to the MatriX staff worldwide that contributes to the company's success every day. Without their efforts, we could not enjoy this honor today."
The award, which was presented for the 13th time, expresses appreciation for selected Bavarian SMEs’ who successfully proved a high level of innovation, corporate responsibility and created new jobs in the region. Amongst this years’ winners are companies from the general industries and service sector as well as high-tech companies from all regions of Bavaria. During the selection process, the jury put a main focus on reasonable financial stability, profitability and on sustainable business development.
MatriX Technologies celebrates 10th company anniversary
Eckhard Sperschneider, CEO and founder of MatriX, speaking at the celebration event in Munich’s Allianz Arena attended by many of MatriX’ clients, business partners and staff, said “This is a significant milestone for our company and we can proudly look back on this dynamic development that would never have been possible without the outstanding commitment and motivation of our staff.”
MatriX X-ray inspection solutions are used to control the production process and to ensure highest product quality of electronic devices, printed circuit boards and other non-electronic materials. The company’s integrated system portfolio is ranging from solutions which provide sample piece part inspection to high volume serial production in environments which demand a high level of traceability and depth of inspection coverage. This portfolio includes Manual X-ray Inspection solutions (MXI), Automated In-line Inspection equipment (AXI) and Non-Destructive Testing machines. All of the company’s inspection equipment offerings are based on a single common, in-house developed X-ray software platform (MIPS) that has ever since been outstanding and industry-leading. The company devotes significant R&D funding to continuously enhancing and extending the MIPS platform capability.
“Over the last decade, our inspection solutions have helped a number of renowned industrial customers to significantly increase non-defected production volume, product quality, and overall production efficiency by further securing a solid and fast return on investment. We have been setting X-ray inspection standards by steadily advancing technical innovations and translating customer feedback into R&D. We work closely with our clients to provide each customer an individual inspection solution according to his needs and budget.”
It all began when Eckhard Sperschneider and his team, partly working together for years at former Macrotron Process Technologies GmbH, founded MatriX as a start-up for industrial X-ray inspection solutions. Eckhard at last served as managing director of Macrotron. The partnership has grown into a high-tech company with approximately 100 employees at six locations in Germany, Hungary, China, Japan, Singapore and the US. In 2013, MatriX was recognized with the “Best Practices Company of the Year Award 2013”, being acknowledged as the market leader in the worldwide SMT AXI market.
With comprehensive know-how and over ten years of experience in X-ray technology, MatriX’ dedicated R&D team developed industry-leading innovations, i.a. 3D X-ray, X2.5L line-scan with 3D option and an inspection software covering the complete inspection process including image processing and defect verification. In addition to its well known AXI platform, MatriX recently included Manual X-ray Inspection solutions to become an integrated supplier for all X-ray inspection requirements and budgets.
About MatriX Technologies:
MatriX Technologies GmbH, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Munich/Feldkirchen (Germany), is a leading global supplier of high-speed Automated In-line X-Ray inspection systems (AXI for Electronics) and semi-automated/manual X-ray Inspection systems (MXI) that are used to control the manufacturing process and to ensure the quality of critical electronic devices/components and electronic printed circuit boards manufactured by its customers within series production. In addition, MatriX supplies manual, semi-automated and automated inspection solutions for non-destructive testing of other non-electronic materials, such as casting or medical parts, by using X-ray or computer tomography (CT) technology (AXI for NDT). MatriX inspection system solutions assist its global customer base to achieve and fulfill the highest quality demands for critical parts and components. As of 2014, MatriX Technologies employs a growing 95 staff in Germany, Hungary, China, Singapore, Japan and the US. More information about the company can be found on www.m-xt.com.
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MatriX Technologies with the “Best Practices Company of the Year Award 2013”
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting organization, identified the top players in the SMT AXI equipment market. MatriX was recognized as the top achiever in the AXI Market award category, which demonstrates excellent qualities in meeting the increasing demands and requirements of clients in the electronics assembly industry market. Frost & Sullivan has based its study on five main criteria: growth strategy, growth implementation, degree of innovation, customer value and market penetration. Throughout all criteria, MatriX has demonstrated its continuous and dedicated efforts toward technology innovation to support the growth of the entire AXI market. The company also outperformed in its practices across functional disciplines such as after-sales support and training.
According to Frost & Sullivan’s 360-degree analysis, MatriX’s integrated growth and innovation strategy is groundbreaking; during 2012-2013, the company built up a manufacturing partnership in Singapore and opened subsidiaries in China, Singapore and Japan in order to position its engineering and support teams close to its customer base to ensure short delivery and response times. Additionally, and by acquiring FocalSpot Inc. San Diego (now operating as MatriX-FocalSpot Inc.), the company is well-positioned to increase its North American market share via this new sales platform for its existing AXI series. Furthermore, the company extended its product range by a manual and semi-automated X-ray inspection equipment product line (XT-series) during 2013, becoming an integrated supplier from entry-level MXI to high-end integrated AXI solutions.
By translating customer feedback into R&D and steadily seeking innovations, MatriX’s experienced engineers continue to set X-ray inspection standards and achieve the best solutions to increase their customers’ inspection quality and production efficiency with a solid return on investment. Smooth software interfaces and flexible hardware enable perfect integration into the customers’ production line. Continuous service, trainings and updates, as well as production integration support, ensure the most effective inspection strategy at any time.
“With these constant technology innovations and upgrades, the company has been successful in obtaining a clientele with global manufacturing sites, which, in turn, increases installation rates,” noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Lavanya Rammohan. “Attention to detail and delivering superior-quality products will strengthen its bid for greater market penetration and reinforce its position in the SMT AXI market.”