AGS Pte Ltd imbeds Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeders in their refurbished placement machines
14 December 2005
AGS Pte Ltd, Singapour and Cogiscan, Bromont, Canada

AGS Pte Ltd and Cogiscan are pleased to announce the first step of a strategic OEM re-selling partnership. In the first phase of this program AGS will start to integrate and re-sell the following Cogiscan products:
  • Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeders as a standard feature on refurbished machines.
  • Cogiscan RFID Tags as a standard feature on refurbished feeders.
  • Cogiscan RFID Smart Feeders retrofit kits to upgrade existing machines at customer sites.
Allen Ong, Managing Director for AGS Pte Ltd: “We are very pleased about this new collaboration with Cogiscan. There are many types of smart feeder technologies but Cogiscan clearly set the benchmark. Their RFID solutions are cost-effective and can easily be retrofitted on any type of machine. Offering this technology as a standard feature on our equipment will significantly increase the value and the ROI for our customers. AGS customers will be able to enjoy the latest technology on their refurbished equipment and they will be able to upgrade existing machines to the same level of performance. We look forward to expanding our market share by offering the best refurbished equipment in Asia.”

Francois Monette, Vice-President Sales and Marketing for Cogiscan: “This is a great opportunities for both companies. This announcement represents another important milestone in our strategy of becoming the de-facto standard for RFID-based material control solution in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Cogiscan offers a complete range of specialized hardware and software modules that enable Smart Material Control for the electronics manufacturing industry. Cogiscan focuses on material control to provide practical and cost-effective solutions that ensure the right material is at the right place at the right time. The Cogiscan Platform offers a means to achieve real-time tracking, traceability and control of all materials on and off the assembly line. Sales and customer service affiliates are located throughout the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

AGS is specialized in providing Equipment Lifecycle Management solutions for the PCB assembly industry. With ISO 9001:2000 certification, we are committed to turn around each refurbishment cycle within two weeks and to achieve 99% fault free machine with every refurbishment process. We firmly believe in providing quality, reliable equipment that will meet our customers’ requirements at competitive prices. Appointed as FUJI worldwide refurbishment partner, all of our engineers are trained and certified to meet the stringent FUJI factory standards. This, together with the original spare parts support from FUJI, further ensures the high quality product standard of the reconditioned FUJI equipment.