Cogiscan and Juki Automation Systems Introduce Lean Material Control


BROMONT, CANADA, OCTOBER 1, 2008 - Cogiscan Inc., the leading track, trace and control solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, in collaboration with strategic partner Juki Automation Systems, is pleased to announce the release of their new Lean Material
Control system.

This new product complements the award-winning IFS-X2 intelligent feeder system that was developed in collaboration between Juki Automation Systems and Cogiscan. Additional software modules have been developed by Cogiscan to provide manufacturers with an unprecedented level of control over the flow of their materials from the warehouse to the finished product in the field. The new functionality includes Lean Kitting and Factory Monitoring, feeding real-time information from the assembly line to the warehouse, enabling true Lean material flow.

According to Alexandre Boussetta, Corporate Director of Operational Excellence, NPI and Technology at Triton Electronik: "Implementing Lean Manufacturing is really mandatory in our industry because price competition and cost efficiency are so crucial. A large proportion of the costs are associated with the inventory of components. In order to differentiate our services we rely on Cogiscan to insure that the concept of Lean manufacturing is an integral part of our material control system on our SMT lines. Automating this process insures that we have a consistent level of performance regardless of the assembly line, shift or employee. It is also a more efficient way to handle it."

Gilles Beaulne, Vice-President of Operations at Triton Electronik also adds: "With the Juki/Cogiscan solution we can produce a higher quality product at a lower cost and with a shorter lead time than our competitors. "

Bob Black,CEO of Juki Automation Systems stated, "We are very pleased with this new product introduction. This is a great example of how we work with strategic partners to offer greater value and the lowest cost of ownership to our customers. A growing number of our new and existing customers are experiencing the benefits of IFS-X2 feeder intelligence and now they will be able to get even more value from this very powerful Lean Material Control system. This expanded solution goes well beyond the SMT line, delivering outstanding value with a proven user-friendly package. "

For more information, interested parties are encouraged to contact Cogiscan on +1 450-534-2644, or info@cogiscan.com.

About Cogiscan Inc.

Cogiscan is the leader in Material Control for the electronics manufacturing industry. The Company offers real-time tracking, traceability, and control of all materials (feeders, components, PCBs, solder paste) throughout SMT and other assembly processes. Cogiscan provides cost-effective and scalable solutions that ensure the right material is at the right place at the right time.

About Triton Electronik

Founded in 1985, Triton Electronik is a leading electronic contact profile, manufacturer specialized in high mix PCBA to complex box build assembly for mid size customers and projects.

The company has known a continued rapid and profitable growth over the years through a series of sound and well managed investments. Triton Electronik truly differentiates itself with full box build capabilities and is vertically integrated for PCBs, cable harnesses and metal.

Triton Electronik operates two production facilities, Montreal Quebec and Kitchener Ontario, with a total of over 120,000 sq feet of manufacturing space.

About Juki Automation Systems

Juki Corporation's experience as the market leader in industrial sewing machines was the stepping-stone for the entry into the printed circuit board assembly market in 1987. Since then, Juki has delivered more than 20,000 automated assembly systems worldwide and is currently shipping an average of 200+ assembly machines per month. This extraordinary achievement makes Juki one of the world's leading providers of automated assembly products and systems.

In addition to its core technologies, Juki's Electronic Assembly and Test Systems Division develops and manufactures advanced electronic systems and computer software for data entry, mail processing and other electronic equipment.

With the purchase of Zevatech's assets in November 1999, Juki Automation Systems now brings Juki's reputation for top quality and reliable service also to the North and South American and the European electronics assembly markets. Juki recognizes the challenges of the new century and is prepared to respond to the globalization of electronic manufacturing. With a sophisticated knowledge base, advanced technologies and a high commitment to its customers, Juki is poised for continued growth in the 21st century.

Contact Information:

Cogiscan Inc.

Francois Monette

fmonette@cogiscan.com

Tel: +1 450-534-2644 x223

Triton Electronik

Alexandre Boussetta

A.Boussetta@Triton-Electronik.com

Tel: +1 514-782-3111 x4058

Juki Automation Systems

Geron Ryden

gryden@jas-smt.com

Tel : +1 919 460-0111 x130

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