History

Altix, originally named Automa-Tech, has been operating at the leading edge of technology since 1991.

Solely dedicated to the manufacturing of imaging equipment, Automa-Tech started in business by producing fully automatic soldermask (SM/PSR) and Roll-to-Roll conventional exposures (with mask).

In early 2009, after a capital restructuring and Management buy-out, Automa-Tech became Altix, Automa-Tech™ which is still being used as a trademark.

The Company is presently offering a complete range of conventional printers and Direct Imaging systems, and exports more than 95% of its production outside of France.

Altix currently consists of its Manufacturing plant in Val de Reuil – France (including R&D, Assembly, Customer Service), two Sales & Service subsidiaries; in China (two locations in Kunshan & Zhuhai), and in North America (Redmond, WA).

Imaging with us!

2019

Altix building expansion in France, Val-de-Reuil
First sale of Direct Imaging Adix Reel to Reel

2018

Sales turnover record: 20M€
Export rate higher than 95%
First Adix fully automated launch

2017

AcuReel launch, new Roll to Roll exposer dedicate to the FPC industry
First Afosa Soldermask with 3 UV LEDs "Mach 3®" launch  

2016

80% of contact printers manufactured are fitted with UV LEDs
First Adix Direct Imaging sold to Photo Chemical Milling industry

2015

LEDs light source in all product lines implementation
Afosa LedLight™ launch 
Adix Direct Imaging multiple sales to FPC & PCB industries
Subsidiary establishment in USA

2014

LEDs light source in Acura DSS implementation
First sales to Solar Industry

2013

Adix SA Direct Imaging with LEDs and DMDs - ALDS™ launch
First photo contact printer equipped with LEDs: Acura LedLight™

2012

New building relocation in Val-de-Reuil
Acura Dual Single side launch

2011

First mass production exposer using LED technology 
New concept Acura Dual Single side initiation

2010

Low consumption exposer units development:
New LEDLight™ technology concept, development of Long Life plus lamps

2009

Automa-Tech assets acquisition by Altix

2007

ORC Imaging & Automa-Tech fusion
New Acura Automatic Exposure Units at Productronica Exposition introduction                              Exports rate higher than 80%

2006

ORC Imaging Corporation, Los Angeles, California, USA acquisition

2005

Partitional Exposure Unit Evolution 3 launch
Roll to Roll Arrow 250 for flexible circuits imaging introduction
Automa-Tech Kunshan (China) establishment
Automa-Tech ZhuHaï (China) establishment
Automa-Tech Shanghai (China) establishment

2004

New ICM product for measuring and control introduction:
ICM 200, ICM 500, ICM 2000, ICM 3000 

2003

Automa-Tech Distribution Europe establishment  
New model of Semi-automatic Exposure System with full CCD registration (Afosa)

2002

New generation Evolution 3 Automatic Photo Exposure System 
China joint-venture factory Yijing - Automa-Tech establishment
9001-2000 Certification

2001

IPC Expo New "SUNSCAN" Technology (presented in IPC show) presentation
Automa-Tech Shanghaï Ltd establishment
Productronica new fully Automatic Unit Evolution 3 introduction

2000

Post Etch Punch and Evolution II automatic exposure system launch
New family of Handling equipment launch                                                                                                Exports rate higher than 60%

1999

Headquarter expansion
ISO 9001 Certification
Glass control system launch
Paris New Market introduction
Korean Market initiation

1998

Worldwide Tele maintenance remote access Service introduction
Over 150 automatic photo exposure units installed

1997

Automa-Tech Taiwan establishment

1996

New factory construction
Automa-Tech Inc. USA creation
New Post Etch Punching technology launch
New technology for Multilayers assembly launch

1995

Sales network establishment in USA 

1994

Exports initiation phase
Established representatives in Germany and Taiwan                                                                                   First fully automatic Soldermask Evol1 launch

1992

First automatic photo exposure unit launch

1991

Automa-Tech establishment in Normandy, France

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