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Mek Appoints EMSI as US Sales Rep

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Mek Appoints EMSI as US Sales Rep

Press release date: June 17, 2014

Mek (Marantz Business Electronics), has announced the appointment of Minneapolis based EMSi as sales representative for its AOI and SPI systems. EMSi's territory is Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  The appointment follows the opening of the company's direct sales, marketing and applications engineering operations in the Americas, Mek Americas LLC, in March 2014.

With over 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, Electronic Manufacturing Suppliers, Inc., ( is a manufacturers' representative organization providing best-in-class test and inspection solutions to the electronic OEM and ECM industries.  EMSi's principals specialize in In-circuit and functional test software solutions; ICT, functional and burn-in fixturing, system and rack design and manufacture, and Automated Optical and Solder Paste Inspection equipment. 

The Mek product range includes PowerSpector AOI systems with 24-bit color imaging technology & 3D Solder Meniscus profiling, and the PowerSpector 5D post-print SPI system which combines 3D and 2D image processing methodologies to deliver unprecedented defect detection.  In 2013 the company launched new additions to its line-up of AOI systems that included the new FDAz inspection head, enabling 9 Camera AOI and featuring Tilt-Shift & Telecentric optics with automatic Z-axis.

More recently, Mek launched its highly innovative SpectorBox, bottom-up modular AOI that has been specially engineered for the unique process and board handling requirements associated with wave and selective soldering applications. 

Tim Richmond, President of EMSI said: "We are extremely proud at the announcement of this appointment and look forward to working with Mek. The addition of the Mek products to the current EMSi portfolio will further enhance our ability to offer optimum test and inspection solutions to our customers in the electronics manufacturing market place."

Henk Biemans, CEO of Mek remarked "The selection of EMSi was an easy decision on our part as their knowledge of the Test and Inspection market is extensive. We are excited about the addition to our sales network reinforcing the service to our customers in this important region."

For more information on EMSi contact Tim Richmond, President of EMSI, at (952)454-4474, or by email at:

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About MEK (Marantz Electronics Ltd)
A former division of Marantz well known for its high quality Audio/Video products, MEK Japan (Marantz Electronics Kabushiki Kaisha), developed its first AOI system in 1994. Developed to inspect PCB assemblies for correct component placement and soldering, the company's original AOI system was designed for use in Marantz factories. Proving to be a highly successful, cost-effective alternative to traditional human inspection, MEK developed its first generation commercial system in 1996. With a steadily growing installed base, MEK Japan and its European/American headquarters, MEK, have sold over 5000 units worldwide to date. Now well established as a leading force in AOI technologies, the company recently launched a 5D post-print SPI system which combines 3D and 2D image processing methodologies to deliver unprecedented defect detection. At the beginning of March 2014 the company opened US offices in Las Vegas.

MEK Contact - Americas

John Rider
MEK Americas
5550 Painted Mirage Rd. Suite 320 
Las Vegas, NV 89149 
Tel: +1 702-818-1706

MEK Contact - Europe

Henk Biemans
MEK Europe
Polluxstraat 2B
5047RB Tilburg 
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 40 7114111

MEK Contact - Americas
John Rider
MEK Americas
5550 Painted Mirage Rd. Suite 320
Las Vegas, NV 89149,
USA Henk Biemans


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