GPD Global transfer of lead tinning business

May 06, 2014

ACE Production Technologies is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with GPD Global whereby ACE will acquire the lead tinning business portfolio of GPD Global.

“This is a major step forward for our rapidly growing lead tinning business,” said Alan Cable, President of ACE Production Technologies. “The acquisition will allow us to serve the GPD Global customer base providing them with world-class lead tinning support to improve their solderability, mitigate tin whiskers and eliminate gold embrittlement. ACE will provide ongoing support for the installed base of GPD lead tinning machines including the popular LTS-1000 lead tinning family. Our plans include rejuvenating and reconditioning of GPD lead tinning machines, upgrading of the electronic control systems and offering application specific tooling. Sven Wedekin, Vice President and General Manager of GPD Global added, “The transfer of our lead tinning business to ACE allows us to focus on our core fluid dispensing product lines as well as our SMT cover tape peel testers and component prep equipment.” Wedekin added, “We have a large number of lead tinning customers who will benefit from the expertise ACE offers in the field of lead tinning through-hole component leads and SMT terminations plus requalification for high-reliability applications.”,/i>

GPD Global is a leading manufacturer of high quality, precision automated fluid dispensing and component prep systems providing sales and customer support throughout the world including North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Their complete range of products includes a wide variety of automatic fluid dispensing systems for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries, in addition to SMT cover tape peel force testers, and component prep equipment for through-hole applications.

[Official Press Release]