Contact details:

epm Handels AG

Bahnhofstrasse 66
CH-5605 Dottikon

phone: +41 44 749 31 31
mail:     epm@epm.ch 

Company profile


Company History

The company epm was founded in 1972 with the ambition of offering the electronics industry the most modern soldering machinery that would enable the automatic and virtually flawless soldering of printed circuit boards and sub-assemblies; indeed, the company’s name reflects its programme because epm stands for “Electronic Production Machines”.

The company has been consistently developing into what it is today: a strong, competitive and forward-looking player in the market. Over the last 40 years, epm has confidently maintained its steady and customer-oriented reputation in a fiercely competitive sector.

Business Activities

The business activities of epm Handels AG include the development, production and worldwide sales and distribution of selective and wave soldering systems for the automatic soldering of printed circuit boards (PCB) and sub-assemblies. These activities serve the electronics industry as well as its associated maintenance and advisory services. epm soldering machines come in the form of a frame machine or finger machine equipped with various wave soldering systems and flux applications. The product range satisfies the different size requirements for soldering machines: some may be built for sample or small-scale series production whereas others may form complex soldering systems designed for high-speed industrial production.


“Tradition Meets Innovation”

What is remarkable is that the company has forever remained at the technological forefront. This applies to the table-top soldering machine HD 327 – the first of its kind to be developed – which has since acquired a legendary status and continues to be used by some clients. This is similarly the case for the robotic soldering machine that was built in the 1990s as well as for the modern Duplex CIG high-speed soldering system, which became the world’s first fully automatic soldering machine to operate in shielding gas whilst alternating between leaded and unleaded alloys at the same time.  


Range of Services Offered

epm offers clients a comprehensive range of advisory services for every single step of the way. This represents the most important criterion for ensuring an optimal soldering process. The service begins with the process setup, including advice about the type of soldering tools to use, and extends to the design of soldering applications. The range of services offered also incorporates maintenance, extensive training opportunities and regular soldering tests for new and existing clients in the internal competence centre.


Sales and Distribution

In order to meet the needs of our clients globally, epm provides direct sales and distribution services via a selective partner network. Additionally, epm is listed among all large electronics manufacturers as an OEM partner. Network partners are located in Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. Sales and distribution operations in Switzerland are carried out directly from the company’s head office in Sins.


Target Group

epm targets companies of all sizes with a particular focus on large and medium-sized businesses that are active internationally in producing high-quality electronic devices, instruments, printed circuit boards and sub-assemblies. In principle, epm soldering machines are suitable for any industry, but in reality they are most commonly used in aerospace, the automobile industry, medical technology and consumer electronics. Its clients include Bizerba, Robert Bosch, Continental, EPIC, Kuhnke, Mettler Toledo, and Sagem, to name but a few.


Our Philosophy

Above all, epm is defined by its customer-oriented service, its transparent business relationships, the integrity of its workforce and the trust that it shares with its clients and business partners alike.

Official Vitronics Soltec distribution


Since the beginning of Oktober 2013, epm has been the official distributor for the company Vitronics Soltec in Switzerland.

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epm Service departement


Our dynamic service team is happy to assist you on all technical matters.


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