Akribis Systems Pte. Ltd.
Growing a Precision Motion-Control Technology Company with SOLIDWORKS
Akribis Systems Pte. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of direct-drive precision positioning systems for industrial manufacturing, inspection, and testing that specializes in developing systems to support electronics manufacturing by using SOLIDWORKS Standard design and SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis software solutions.
Akribis Systems Pte. Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of direct-drive precision positioning systems for industrial manufacturing, inspection, and testing. The company specializes in developing systems to support electronics manufacturing—serving customers in the semiconductor, mobile phone, flat panel, and data storage industries—but also designs and manufactures linear servo motors, rotary motors, air bearing stages, xyz stages, voice coil motors, and other types of motion control products for photonics, biomedical, and machine tool applications. Since its founding in 2004 in Singapore, Akribis Systems has grown both in terms of the number of customers that it serves and the types of complex systems that it produces. In addition to its Singapore headquarters, the company now has offices in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and the United States. Co-founder Yong Peng Leow, who now serves as managing director and engineering director, says that choosing the right 3D development platform was important for the company’s successful launch and business growth. “Before founding Akribis Systems, I had personally used several different 3D CAD systems, including Unigraphics®, Solid Edge®, and Pro/ ENGINEER®,” Leow recalls. “When we founded the company, we performed a thorough evaluation of available 3D design solutions—rather than select a system with which I had experience—because it was important to choose a design platform that would help us grow. “We decided to standardize on SOLIDWORKS® design software, even though I had not previously used it,” Leow recounts. “We chose SOLIDWORKS because it is easy to use, provides the best price/performance ratio, and gives us the integrated capabilities that we need to be successful.” Akribis Systems standardized on SOLIDWORKS solutions, implementing SOLIDWORKS Standard design and SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis software. “Of the reasons why we chose SOLIDWORKS, ease of use was the most important because we are able to train people very easily to support growth,” Leow notes. “Our customers want our systems to be developed better, faster, and cheaper, and the SOLIDWORKS platform has allowed us to consistently satisfy customer expectations.”