A Look into the Coming Year With Christopher Associates
2011 was a solid year for the company and 2012 looks to be an exciting one. We have a number of exciting new product introductions scheduled in the first quarter, and our customer base in test, inspection and measurement is expanding rapidly. Sales of production systems also have increased.
The launch of the Akila X-ray system has been very successful and we also have had some very exciting developments in solder paste inspection and AOI. Marantz’s nine-camera AOI system and Island semiautomatic work cell have received tremendous approval from customers.
While the European economic crisis clouded the forecast most of this year, the return of business from China due to increased labor costs and, particularly, a rise in the value of the RMB Yuan is strengthening the North American interconnect assembly industry.
Christopher Associates has hired several new technologists as well as support staff and will continue to expand both infrastructure and service capabilities in 2012. We also will continue to increase our customers' value proposition and provide solutions, innovative technologies and the support necessary for our customers to thrive.