TTSM is expected to take delivery of the 10 new Tsugami’s latest auto lathe machines with a list price of Yen12 millions each (about USD120K) from December onward. The first machine is scheduled to arrive at the factory in Johor, Malaysia at the end of December with the rest to follow in January 2009. This is part of the an overall investment of USD6MM to upgrade the current probe pin fabricating facility in Johor and to position the company for the potential economy recovery.
Test Tooling Solutions Group announced additional equipment purchases with list price exceeding USD1MM. This is part of an overall investment of not less than USD2MM in the PCB Fabrication facility to upgrade its manufacturing capability for high end ATE boards. The equipment is expected to be delivered over the next 2 to 3 months, demonstrating the management’s commitment to the facility in Folsom, California and confident of the high end PCB industry in the USA.
Mr. Gary Ford was appointed Vice President and Managing Director for Test Tooling Solutions Group, North America. Gary has more than 20 years of experience in the PCB Industry with different levels of appointment. He oversees our Group’s PCB fabrication facility in Folsom, California and reports to the Snr VP for PCB Division.
TTSG had on 4 August 2008 (Monday) organized a one day branding seminar for the Management Team. Mr. Wilson Chew, the Principal Consultant & CEO of Strategicom & his partner Mr. Stefan Pertz were engaged to provide an overview on the importance of branding and how it can impact the business of TTSG. The Management Team walked away with a good sense of things that need to be done to better position the Group in a challenging business environment.
Congratulations! Test Tooling Solutions (TTSM) and Test Tooling Designs (TTDM) have achieved another milestone and recognition in this industry with the certification of ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Systems. With this certification, our customers can be assured of the good quality of our products and services.
TTSM organized a Durian party for all its employees who enjoyed a memorable trip to one of the famous durian plantation in Penang. They got to savour some of the best durians around and also some local fruits that pampered their taste bud. There were lots of fun, games and laughter for the employees. Everyone had a great time.
Mr. Takeo Shinosawa, is appointed the Vice President and Managing Director of Test Tooling Solutions Group, Japan. Shino-san graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing from Tokyo International University and has more than 20 years of experience in test socket and probe pin related industries. He has previously worked for major Japanese’s MNCs at different level of appointments in overseas and at home.
TTSM has successfully conducted its first Evacuation Exercise to prepare and ensure all employees are ready for any emergency situation. Good planning and cooperation from all employees have made the exercise a success. The facility was completely evacuated with all employees accounted for within 4 minutes.
TTSG has obtained the certification for RoHS (Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) for its Test Probe. This is a step forward for the wider acceptance and application of TTSG fabricated Test Probe in a Lead Free test environment.
Mr. Joseph Sue is appointed the Senior Vice President and COO of Test Tooling Solutions Group, overseeing the PCB Division which includes Design, Fabrication and Assembly. Joe has more than 25 years of experience in PCB related industries in Asia & USA, His last appointment was the Vice President of an established EMS and PCB operation in Santa Clara.