March 8, 2024

VIEWPOINT 2024: Reid Henry, President, Hentec Industries/RPS Automation

VIEWPOINT 2024: Reid Henry, President, Hentec Industries/RPS Automation
Reid Henry, President, Hentec Industries/RPS Automation
Our automated soldering equipment business has increased substantially over the past several years; we've expanded our purchasing, assembly, and logistics staff to maintain our commitment to proudly design and build our soldering equipment in the USA. Our service and support staff continue to be active with installations and upgrades in countries throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Despite the global chip shortage being largely behind us, the overall electronics supply chain appears less than stable. Several of our customers are still dealing with supply chain disruptions due to the fluctuating demand for semiconductors.

Due to the reshoring trend in electronics manufacturing—which actively offsets offshore labor savings, reduces supply chain risks, and protects both quality control and intellectual property—we are seeing business increase in North America.

In addition to our Vector and Valence selective soldering systems, demand remains strong for our Odyssey robotic hot solder dip machines, Pulsar solderability testing, and Photon steam aging systems.

We have numerous customers who have designated us as their vendor of choice but have delayed implementation due to their concerns over interest rates.

Reid Henry, President
Hentec Industries/RPS Automation
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