Yamaha Motor Europe SMT Section has announced that ANS-Answer Elektronik is to become the sole independent sales agent in Germany for Yamaha surface-mount equipment.

ANS-Answer Elektronik serves a large customer base spanning German high-technology design and manufacturing, and so is positioned to raise the profile of the Yamaha True Total Line Solution among OEMs and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) businesses. The Agreement, also extends to northern Switzerland, where ANS-Answer Elektronik will sell only the iPulse hybrid 2D/3D mounters from Yamaha.

Yamaha expects the new exclusive agreement to boost the established successful sales record through stronger and closer coordination of sales, logistics, and technical activities. “Working solely with ANS-Answer Elektronik will enable us to focus our presence in Germany and northern Switzerland, and further improve our service to the electronics community in the region,” said Ichiro Arimoto, General Manager of Yamaha Motor Europe, SMT section.

Yamaha’s True Total Line Solution delivers flexibility and advanced automation for Europe’s electronic manufacturers to ensure world-class productivity. The portfolio comprises modular printers and mounters with intelligent peripherals, iPulse S10/S20 and M10/M20 hybrid configurable multi-head mounters for 2D and 3D substrates, optical and X-ray inspection systems, and automated component handling. Sharing a common software platform, they are unified by rich inter-machine communication and innovative Y.FacT factory-automation tools to aid setup, real-time diagnostics, and data analytics.


Yamaha Factory Automation Section (FA Section), a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation, is focused on delivering flexible, high-accuracy industrial robots for precision automation challenges.

With its roots in the introduction of robot technology to Yamaha motorcycle assembly activities, the division has over 40 years’ experience solving automation challenges from factory-scale to micron-level. Yamaha’s industrial robots are now trusted by leading corporations worldwide, in activities as diverse as semiconductor fabrication and assembling electronic products, domestic appliances, automotive components, and large liquid-crystal panels.

Yamaha FA Section offers a unified range of solutions for robotic assembly, including single-axis robots, SCARA, cartesian, and articulated robots. Innovations such as the LCM100 linear conveyor module; a smoother, space-saving and more versatile successor to conventional belt and roller conveyors continue to set the pace in factory automation. Core robotic technologies as well as key components and complete robot systems are all produced in-house, ensuring consistent quality and control over lead-times.

Headquartered in Hamamatsu, Yamaha FA Section serves customers globally through its worldwide sales network spanning China, Taiwan, Korea, south Asia, north America, Australia/New Zealand, and Europe.