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DEK stencil mfg. Ops on the move.

REYNOSA, MEXICO -- DEK ( has teamed with equipment representative and stencil franchisee InterLatin ( to open a stencil manufacturing facility here. The facility, which opened in March, serves regional EMS and OEM customers.

There are now three DEK stencil franchises and two DEK-operated stencil manufacturing sites in the Americas, with more planned later this year.

Franchisees are licensees of the VectorGuard stencil system, a frame and foil tensioning design.

Separately, Prod Electronic ( has acquired DEK's platform product sales business and stencil sales and manufacturing business in France. Terms of the deal, which was finalized on June 5, were not disclosed.

The new businesses will trade as Prodelectronic Technologies SAS and Prodelectronic Stencils SAS, respectively. In a press release, DEK said its France staff would continue to support customers and provide tactical support.

Also, Prodelec, like Prod Electronic a subsidiary of Fin.Pro. Holding, was recently appointed by DEK as exclusive distributor in Italy.
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Author:Drysdale, Chelsey
Publication:Circuits Assembly
Date:Aug 1, 2009
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