GEMAC equipped production in Chemnitz with complete line concept from FUJI

Electronic manufacturing and development company plans to further expand EMS business and strengthen market position


GEMAC Chemnitz GmbH ( is specialized in sensor and measuring technology. The company manufactures its own products and provides selected customers with manufacturing services. In order to strengthen its market position, to technologically secure the targeted growth and to meet the increasing requirements of the growing miniaturization of electronic components, GEMAC is now relying on a complete line concept from FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION GmbH ( Among other things, six NXTIII placement machines were installed on the new production line. The total investment volume for these solutions is around 1.5 million euros. The goals are higher productivity and flexible high-mix production.

GEMAC Chemnitz GmbH has more than two decades of experience in the PCB equipment industry, specialized in small to medium-sized series. In the service sector, the company manufactures individual products from equipped PCBs to electronic components and complex devices according to customer requirements.

Tilo Rothkirch, Managing Director at GEMAC Chemnitz GmbH, explains: “We want to further expand our portfolio and continue to grow in the coming years. Since the demands on electronics manufacturing are constantly increasing, we can only generate the targeted development in this area with very powerful placement solutions. The pick-and-place machines we had been using up to now had neither the performance we wanted nor the flexibility we needed. They were more of a brake than an accelerator. We therefore decided to install a new production line at the beginning of the year.”

The overall line concept was developed by FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION GmbH. It includes six scalable NXTIII placement machines from FUJI as well as an oven from SMT Wertheim, handling modules from ASYS, a printer from EKRA and measuring & testing technology from GÖPEL electronic.

Flexibility and possibilities for development made the difference

FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION covers all areas of modern production in Europe: from highly flexible placement systems in high-mix to complete placement lines in high-volume.

Gesamtlinienkonzept der FUJI EUROPE CORPO­RATION GmbH

The NXTIII placement machine is the core of the new production line at GEMAC. The modular and scalable solution is particularly suitable for the placement of multifunctional and high-performance electronics with, for example, high placement density of tiny components and much more. NXT III is designed for high productivity, placement quality, ease of use and speed.

Individualization, versatility and speed determine electronics production today. GEMAC expects the new placement machines and the other components of the line solution to make the company fit for the future.

Tilo Rothkirch says: “We expect increased throughput, with very high quality and flexibility at the same time. In addition, scalability and a high degree of automation mean that we can always adapt quickly to changing requirements. In particular, this also helps us to put into practice lessons learned from 2.5 years of global procurement crisis. This not only keeps us competitive, but ideally also gives us a competitive edge. The resource-saving properties of the new production line also support our efforts to achieve sustainability, which made it possible to obtain appropriate funding from the Free State of Saxony.”

Fujifilm Europe GmbH

FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION GmbH, based in Kelsterbach, Germany, has been active in the European market since 1991 as a direct subsidiary of the Japanese group FUJI CORPORATION. Started in 1959 as a machine tool manufacturer, FUJI CORPORATION today has several years of experience in mechanical engineering and in the field of electronic pick-and-place machines as well as in robotic solutions. The corporation is a leading international machinery supplier. FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION covers all areas of modern production in Greater Europe: from highly flexible placement systems in high-mix to complete placement lines in high-volume. The innovative placement systems from the NXT and AIMEX series are foundations of SMT requirements. As the European headquarters, the company is responsible for market development in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. FUJI EUROPE CORPORATION has about 90 employees and supports well-known companies in the electronics industry in the following areas: sales, service, spare parts warehouse, customer process support and logistics/order processing.

Press release by Fujifilm Europe GmbH / published on 06.02.2023 at / pressebox