ASYST Technologies, LLC Timeline:

1996 - 1999

  • May 1996 - EJOT Holding GmbH and ATF Inc. founded ASYST Technologies, LLC, a 50/50 Joint Venture
  • June 1996 - Start of Production in Lincolnwood, IL
  • May 1997 - First High-speed Automation delivered for assembly
  • June 1997 - Ground breaking for Kenosha Facility
  • January 1998 - First production shipments from Kenosha, WI
  • April 1999 - Completed Implementation of QAD Enterprise ERP System (5 month implementation)
  • May 1999 - First in-line/dial Automation received
  • November 1999 - QS 9000 Certification

2000 - 2005

  • September 2001 - Completion of new Quality and R&D Labs
  • November 2001 - First palletized automation system received
  • April 2002 - Start-up of our Automation Division
  • May 2002 - Added Micro Molding as new capability
  • May 2004 - Ground breaking for Building II
  • August 2004 - Automation Division receives ISO 9001-2000 Certification
  • April 2005 - Certified ISO/TS-16949:2002

2006 - 2010

  • May 2006 - Cooperative Alliance with EJOT Kunstofftechnik (lighting business unit)
  • October 2008 - Manufacturers agreement formed with LPS to represent ASYST products in India
  • September 2009 - Acquired a lighting business unit
  • December 2010 - Sold Mikrotech Division

2011 - 2016

  • January 2011 - Hired technical sales person to represent ASYST in Japan
  • March 2011 - Certified ISO/TS-16949:2009
  • May 2011 - Implemented a clean room manufacturing cell
  • February 2012 - Added Vertical Injection Molding as new manufacturing capability
  • August 2015 - Completion of a 50,000 sq. ft expansion
  • January 2016 - Implemented fully automated Insert Molding line with integrated metal stamping process

2017 - Present

  • December 2017 - Certified ISO 14001:2015
  • January 2018 - Certified IATF 16949:2016
  • January 2018 - Divided Engineering Department into Project Engineering and a separate R&D Department
  • October 2018 - Hired technical sales person to represent ASYST in China
  • February 2020 - Ground breaking for new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, MX
  • May 2011 - Start of production in San Luis Potosi, MX
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