Innovative and flexible platform maximizes revenue opportunities and utilization, delivering an impressive return on investment.

April 11, 2013 – Universal Instruments will formally introduce its Fuzion™ Platform to the European market at the SMT Hybrid Packaging trade show April 16–18 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Germany. Universal is exhibiting on booth 7-219 in cooperation with its channel partner, smartTec GmbH.

Winner of Circuits Assembly magazine’s NPI award as the top machine in the “Component Placement – Multifunction” category, the FuzionXC2-37 “delivers significant advantages in the higher-mix European environment by offering the flexibility to quote a full range of applications, accelerating NPI, improving utilization by 50%, and reducing overall cost of ownership,” explained Universal Vice President of Customer Operations Brad Bennett. “Several European customers purchased the Fuzion when it was first released a few months ago and are already realizing substantial improvements in productivity,” he added.

smartTec recently opened a new demonstration center in Rodgau, Germany, that features only Universal solutions. It presently features surface mount platforms, including the FuzionXC2-37, and will soon also be home to Universal’s automation offering, the Polaris Assembly Cell, which performs odd-form and light-mechanical assembly.

“Each year, the relationship between Universal Instruments and smartTec gets stronger,” commented Frank Wiethüchter, smartTec commercial director and co-owner. “With a dedicated Universal team inside smartTec, the step to a dedicated showroom was inevitable, and we are looking forward to inviting new and existing customers to visit our demo facility and to meet the smartTec team,” he added.

To learn more about Universal Instruments Europe, please contact: Universal Instruments – Koen Vinck, area general manager, +32 331 49540 or; smartTec – Frank Wiethüchter, sales director and co-owner, +49 163 5006213 or