Since its inception in 1968, DEK has been leading the markets it serves with creative and collaborative solutions in the field of highly accurate, fully automatic screen-printing equipment and process solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With customers across the globe, DEK has an installed base of more than 1,7000 printing systems, and exports to more than 50 countries. For those working in this highly specialised sector, DEK is a well-respected brand, with the company boasting some of the industry’s biggest breakthroughs, from the integrated high-speed HawkEye inspection system, ProFlow encapsulated printhead, Cyclone fully automatic understencil cleaning, VectorGuard Stencil Technology, and the Eclipse photovoltaic metallisation platform, which is the fastest in the industry. Additionally, DEK states that the establishment of its proven platform philosophy changed the face of screen-printing and is now an accepted global industry standard.

This reputation and legacy has been forged by the thousands of people that have tirelessly worked on DEK’s products throughout the company’s life and created more than 100 patents in its impressive portfolio. Michael Brianda, President of the Printing Solutions Division of ASM Assembly Systems (which recently acquired DEK), is one of these people, with his leadership over the past six years taking the company to even greater heights. Michael says that DEK has always been an influential player in the industry.