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Burkle North America Strengthens Management Team

July 2018: Dominik Maier takes over the duties of the Business Development Manager for Burkle’s North American woodworking activities. As Master Professional of Technical Management (CCI) and having many years of experience as a sales manager and project manager in the service sector, Maier went through several stages in the Burkle management trainee program.

New Addition to the Burkle Finishing System Range: ROBUS – the Burkle Spray Coating Machines

May 2018: This year at IWF Atlanta, Burkle North America is presenting an addition to the existing product portfolio – the newly developed ROBUS Spray Coating model range. The development focuses, for example, on a modular platform design or a specific air treatment and humidification technology to improve overspray. Robust machine frames ensure a low-vibration coating.

Day Two: Burkle North America Greensboro Technology Center Open House

April 2018: We started off the second day of our Open House with the same good sized number of attendees and the same interest and presentations as Day One. Approximately 30 attendees enjoyed the informative day and the German atmosphere.

Burkle North America Greensboro Technology Center Open House – Day One

April 2018: The first day of Burkle North America’s Greensboro Technology Center Open House was a huge success with over 60 guests attending the live equipment demonstrations and innovative technology presentations. The focus of the day was digital printing/coating, 3D lamination, spray coating and PUR lamination.

Burkle North America Hosts Greensboro Technology Center Open House

April 2018: Burkle North America is pleased to announce that they are hosting their first Greensboro Technology Center Open House April 18, 19 and 20, 2018. There is still time to register for the event by e-mailing your information to

Burkle North America Celebrates 25 Years in Business; Plans to Open East Coast Technology Center

January 2017: Now celebrating 25 years in business, Burkle North America announces plans for a new East Coast Technology Center.

Direct Distribution of the Bürkle Woodworking Product Line Starts at IWF / Burkle North America Hires Mark Joel

August 2016: Burkle N.A. the North American subsidiary of Robert Bürkle GmbH will now be the sole distributor for the entire line of Bürkle’s woodworking machinery. To support this effort, Mark Joel recently joined the Burkle North America team as Regional Sales Manager.

Ed Strahota Joins Burkle North America

April 2015: Helfried Weinzerl announced today that Mr. Ed Strahota has joined the sales staff at Burkle North America as Regional Sales Manager serving the East Coast and Canadian market focusing his activities initially on the Woodworking Industry in Canada and the Plastic Card Market in Canada and the Eastern part of the United States.

Burkle Shines the Spotlight on New Compact Lacquering Line at Holz-Handwerk 2014

October 2014: Burkle shines the spotlight on new compact lacquering line at Holz-Handwerk 2014

PCB Fabrication News

APCT Engineering Announces New Equipment

February 2016: Steve Robinson, President / CEO of APCT announced that in January, 2016, his company has released to full production new equipment sets including a Schmoll Combo Drill CO2/UV Laser Drilling System.

Schmoll Introduces New MDI Product at productronica 2015

November 2015: On display at productronica 2015, Schmoll Maschinen was demonstrating their economical, expandable MDI line. A new direct imaging concept that transfers UV light images to the PCB substrate using high resolution micromirror chips, the MDI Series offers an efficient, precision German-made, flexible solution for resist and solder mask applications.

Los Angeles/OC SMTA Chapter Donates to Three Charities

September 2015 - LA/OC SMTA Chapter president, Kathy Palumbo, and vice president Scott Penin announce contributions to two charities and to the Charles Hutchins Scholarship Fund.

PCi Installs Burkle Precision Lamination System

March 2014: Rigid-Flex circuit board manufacturer, Printed Circuits, Inc. has purchased and installed a new Burkle WorkCell Precision Lamination System at their facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Crowe Retires After 30 Years at Burkle

Dec 2013: At the recent Bürkle North America Board of Directors meeting held in Freudenstadt, Germany current CEO and company founder, Richard (Dick) Crowe, announced his pending retirement effective December 31, 2013.

Prototron Circuits Acquired Schmoll Maschinen Drilling Machine MX 2-24 for its Tucson, Arizona Facility

March 2012: Dave Ryder, President of Prototron Circuits of Redmond, Washington and Tucson, Arizona announced today that his company has acquired a Schmoll Maschinen Drill Machine MX 2-24 for their Tucson, Arizona facility.

Plastic Card News

Bürkle GmbH Transfers Card Body Fabrication Equipment to Otto Künnecke GmbH

November 2016: Bürkle GmbH and Otto Künnecke GmbH announced jointly that they have entered into a transfer of manufacturing of the Bürkle Card Body Fabrication line (which includes card blanking (punch), tape laying and collation equipment) from Bürkle to Otto Künnecke.

New Generation Module Implanting and Cavity Milling System

May 2016: Ruhlamat, a leader in Cavity Milling and Chip Module Implanting Equipment introduces their new PowerCombi DI (Dual Interface) production system. The new in-line production system has significant features for Card Fabricators.

Ruhlamat and Burkle North America Enter into Distribution Agreement

January 2016: Helfried Weinzerl, President of Bürkle North America, and Berthold Klever, Head of Sales of Ruhlamat Germany, announce a distribution partnership effective January 15, 2015 for all of North America including Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Perfect Plastic Printing Chooses a Burkle SmartLam System for Their Expansion

October 2014: Dave Howard, Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Burkle North America’s Plastic Card Business Unit, announced today that Perfect Plastic Printing of St. Charles IL has placed an order for their second SmartLam card lamination system.

Photovoltaic News

EMMVEE Increases Module Capacity by 350 MW with Addition of Two Burkle Multi-Opening Lamination Lines

January 2016: The German Equipment Supplier, Bürkle, has received an order for 2 Multi-Opening Lamination Lines Ypsator® 2022-6 SL from EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power India. This sales is Bürkle’s first sell of Multi-Opening Laminator in India.

Tax Incentives Brighten Future for Solar Equipment Industry in 2016

January 2016: Recent budget legislation passed by Congress surprised many with the renewal of the tax incentives for Solar Power. What was to be a tumultuous, very busy year for Solar Manufacturers in 2016 and then a sharp drop in 2017 will stabilize production and lead to more efficient operations.

Bürkle's 50th Ypsator Multi-Opening PV Lamination System

November 2012: Bürkle's 50th Ypsator® Multi-Opening PV Lamination System