Speedprint acquired by Europlacer

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 1 December 1999



(1999), "Speedprint acquired by Europlacer", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 11 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ssmt.1999.21911cab.027



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Speedprint acquired by Europlacer

Speedprint acquired by Europlacer

Keywords Speedprint, Europlacer, Acquisition

Speedprint Technologies, the Dorset based manufacturer of stencil printers, has been acquired by the

Plate 2 Donald McPhail, MD, Speedprint Division of Europlacer

Blakell Europlacer Group. Speedprint has formerly manufactured printers and stencil cleaners for SMTech and the MPM Corporation.

The Speedprint division is headed up by Donald McPhail (Plate 2). McPhail brings a wealth of printing knowledge to the group having previously worked for both DEK and SMTech.

"We weren't on the acquisition trail", commented group M.D. Pat Kellard, "but when the opportunity arose to bring Speedprint into the group, it was simply too good to pass up. Speedprint has a very impressive R & D team and with our strong emphasis on marketing, both at home and abroad, prospects for the company are exciting".

The Speedprint portfolio includes the SP100 and SP200 stencil printers. This range will be augmented with a new large area printer, the SP300, unveiled at Nepcon Birmingham show in April.

Speedprint also manufacture the Nautilus range of stencil cleaners and is poised to expand its product range further in the very near future. "We are finalising the development of an innovative inline inspection system", says McPhail. The new DVC2000i will exploit a genuine gap in the market at a competitive price.

Speedprint are based at Europlacer's new European group headquarters in Poole, Dorset.