Addition of leading SMT distributor enhances customer coverage in Central and Eastern Europe.

October 24, 2013 – Universal Instruments welcomes the Amtest Associates Group – the number one SMT market representative in Central and Eastern Europe – to its Channel Partner network, continuing Universal’s dedication to providing a superior customer experience in the region.

Established in 1973, Amtest has a 40-year history of growth and a continued devotion to “added-value” operations, where process excellence, knowledge, and a “commitment to excellence” work ethic are the company’s core values.

Amtest has supplied, installed and serviced SMT equipment since the 1980s, and in the year 2000, began working exclusively in this field. An experienced team of 30 employees covers the company’s primary territories of Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovak Republic, and Poland.

“We’re absolutely delighted to partner with Universal – a company with such a long-standing history of innovation in the electronics assembly industry. Universal’s expansive portfolio will enable us to provide customer-focused solutions for virtually any production environment,” said Amtest Managing Partner, Andy Taylor. “The new Fuzion™ lineup is particularly versatile, handling everything from high-speed passive placement to extreme odd-form and special applications to best suit our customers’ requirements,” he added.

Universal’s Vice President of Sales, Brad Bennett, commented “We expect that Amtest will be a significant contributor as we continue to grow our business in Europe.” Bennett continued, “They have a proven track record, an expansive territory, and considerable resources, with offices in each of their key regions and a high-tech center of excellence in Budapest. We look forward to a partnership that delivers value to both companies.”

To learn more about Universal Instruments Europe, please contact: Universal Instruments – Koen Vinck, area general manager, +32 331 49540 or; Amtest Associates Group – Krisztian Kern, sales manager, +36-1-42216 08 or