AdoptSMT Group Distributes Nozzles From Count On Tools Throughout Europe

Grödig bei Salzburg, March 14th, 2012 – Count On Tools has appointed AdoptSMT Europe GmbH as their distributor for all of Europe. AdoptSMT will be responsible for COT’s complete range of replacement parts for the SMT industry including vacuum nozzles for pick and place machines. Count On Tools develops and manufactures a large variety of special nozzles for LEDs and gripper nozzles for Odd Form Components like connectors. The portfolio also includes standard nozzles with or without ceramic tips compatible to OEM nozzles. The nozzles are available for all major Pick and Place brands including Siplace, Fuji, Panasonic, Assembleon/Yamaha, Universal Instruments, Hitachi and Mydata.

LED applications are among the fastest growing sectors of the electronics industry. In addition to status LEDs, development effort is now focusing on displays, automotive industry and object lighting. As the surface of the LED typically isn’t flat due to optical and cost constraints, standard pick & place nozzles are unsuitable and special LED nozzles are required for this dynamic sector. Count On Tools, with in-depth experience and knowledge on this topic, co-operates with major LED manufacturers right from the development phase. The company is capable of designing and manufacturing new LED nozzle types at short notice.

Curt Couch, President and founder of Count On Tools: “We see Europe with the many innovative Pick and Place users as a strategically important market and are therefore very happy to have won AdoptSMT as our partner. They are known for their extensive technical knowledge and have a great coverage of the European market. In the loose partnership over the last few months they brought us not only nice sales but also proved to be a partner for developing additional products."

Erhard Hofmann, Managing Director and founder of AdoptSMT Europe GmbH: „Count On Tools is the perfect fit for us. They match our high quality expectations and work perfectly solution orientated to the best of our customers. The special nozzles give us the chance to show customers our competence for excellent cost saving solutions and subsequently also win them as customers for our standard program.”

"As the European Sales Manager I am glad the agreement with Count On Tools covers all of Europe, so all our sales engineers throughout Europe can represent their complete product range," adds Günther Breckner of AdoptSMT Europe GmbH.

About Count On Tools Inc.

Count On Tools Inc., a precision component manufacturer specializing in all aspects of the machining industry, has been setting new performance standards in the SMT pick-and-place nozzle market since 1991. As the ORIGINAL source for high-quality, low-cost vacuum placement nozzles and associated consumables, they have pioneered with world-class development and process engineers that combine to ensure that innovation and competitiveness is applied to all of its extensive product range. The company also stands behind its products 100% with a full warranty. Count On Tools’ products are in use at many of the world's leading electronics manufacturing companies. Proven engineering expertise, coupled with the latest in design and manufacturing technology, has allowed the company to simplify the complexities of the industry and deliver a solution to its customers.

About AdoptSMT Group Europe

Founded in 1991 by Erhard Hofmann in Salzburg, Austria as a software company, AdoptSMT instantly gained a reputation as an excellent source for second hand SMT equipment when they moved the focus of their business to this sector in 1994. Since then the AdoptSMT Group has proved to be one of the fastest growing enterprises for pre owned SMT equipment and has added sales of consumables, spare parts and tools to their competences. Today they include the HQ in Austria with more than 6500 m²; AdoptSMT Germany GmbH with 2000 m² specialising in Siplace overhaul and service; AdoptSMT Polska Spólka z.o.o. with a small Siplace service facility; AdoptSMT UK Ltd with facilities in Redhill, Surrey, and Auchinleck, Scotland and AdoptSMT Romania S.R.L with a sales office. For more information and an overview of the large range of equipment on offer, please see