Saki Corporation Strengthens its Operations in Asia
Saki expands its global sales organization with new Asia Sales Department, appointing Eddie Ichiyama as Senior General Manager for the Asian region
Tokyo, Japan – 24 June 2020 – Saki Corporation, an innovator in the field of automated optical and X-ray inspection equipment, announces the expansion of its global sales organization with the creation of an Asia Sales Department that covers the entire Asia-Pacific area including China, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and India. Headed by Mr Eddie Ichiyama, recently appointed Senior General Manager of the regional headquarters in Singapore, the new regional organization will support customers’ production of highest quality products with Saki’s high precision inspection equipment and autonomous process inspection system.
In his new role, Mr Ichiyama assumes responsibility for sales, application support, service, and operations in the wider Asian region excluding Japan, providing customers with access to Saki’s total M2M solution: 3D solder printing automated inspection system (SPI), 2D/3D automated visual inspection system (AOI), X-ray automated inspection system (AXI) and Saki’s system software lineup.
Mr Ichiyama is relocating to Singapore from Europe where, as regional General Manager since the founding of Saki’s European subsidiary Saki Europe GmbH, he has been instrumental in successfully driving business growth in the European region. With Saki’s high-quality inspection systems, he has contributed to the quality assurance process for quality-conscious customers from diverse industries including the power semiconductor industry.
Eddie Ichiyama comments: “Against the backdrop of the current COVID-19 pandemic, expectations for ‘connected’ technology in many areas have risen sharply, and the absolute quality of communication infrastructure has become a real challenge. At the same time, there is a growing need to optimize labor resources with a rise in demand for automated production solutions at our customers’ manufacturing sites. Saki offers a wide range of solutions that improve the efficiency and productivity of production lines with our automated inspection system that solve the problems our customers are facing, particularly those who have transferred production from China, South Korea, Japan, Europe and America to alternative Asian manufacturing sites.”
Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automated recognition through robotic vision technology. Saki’s 3D automated solder paste, optical, and X-ray inspection and measurement systems (SPI, AOI, AXI) have been recognized to provide the stable platform and advanced data capture mechanisms necessary for true M2M communication, improving production, process efficiency, and product quality. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, with offices, sales, and support centers around the world.