The training lasted two years and there was plenty of content, both in theory and in practice. Now our two apprentices have successfully passed their exams to become machine and plant operators and are ready to enter the profession.
The FED PCB Working Group, an association of industry experts from Germany and Austria, met for its 21st meeting this time at ILFA in Hanover. Exciting topics were on the agenda, such as dealing with UL certifications, annealing recommendations for flex and multi-layer PCBs or the further handling of a joint project on copper layer thicknesses.
For its expansion plans, the Hanover-based PCB producer ILFA relies on the expertise of the respective industry leaders. In the field of wet chemistry and electroplating, the specialist Atotech has now been acquired. The Berlin-based company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of special chemical processes and equipment for the printed circuit board, chip carrier and semiconductor industries and is distinguished by its excellent support and services, among other things.
Sometimes it is not so easy to keep up with our new hires. On 1 June 2022, we at ILFA were once again able to recruit three new colleagues for our production site in Hanover-Anderten. The reinforcement is for our internal sales department and in the production area for the surface technology (OFT) and multilayer departments.
In the course of its modernisation offensive, the Hanover-based (Germany) PCB manufacturer ILFA relies on the experience of the Schmoll Machine Group. From June 2022, the first 16 LHMT handling devices of the type RobiFlex 2×1 will be delivered and successively integrated into production. This will automate a large number of activities that were previously carried out manually.
The 2022 trade fair season is in full swing. After visiting SMTconnect in Nuremberg in mid-May, ILFA will head to Hamburg at the end of May to exhibit at NORTEC. The four-day trade fair from 31 May to 3 June 2022 will present forward-looking technologies, innovative manufacturing solutions and the top issues in the production industry. ILFA will be located on the joint stand Electronics Manufacturing in Hall A1, Stand 510E.
We have done it again: Two new colleagues and three additional colleagues joined our team on March 1, thus increasing our staffing level once again. The reinforcement takes place in the areas of process technology, CAM, FLT, OFT and goods issue.
The personnel reinforcement of our printed circuit board production is in full swing: For the departments Multilayer and Surface Technology we could win two additional employees, who from now on deeply familiarize themselves with the topic around the printed circuit board.
The equipment for our five new colleagues is ready, the onboarding presentation has been updated and fresh coffee is available around the clock anyway. When some of our employees are in a suspiciously good mood in the reception area in the morning, you can already guess: We’re about to welcome new colleagues!
The new year has started well and after everyone has shouted the obligatory “Happy New Year” to each other, we could also devote ourselves to our daily tasks again. This year, too, we have set ourselves ambitious goals. It is therefore very fitting that a new colleague and three new colleagues are actively supporting us at the Hanover location right at the beginning of the year.