1st January 2019


CEO Andreas Waelti explains more about how the company is investing in the future as Evatec’s business continues to grow - new facilities, new people and a new market organisation.


Why did Evatec make changes this year?

A. The pace of change in our markets gets quicker and quicker, and the solutions we provide more and more complex. We needed to optimise our organisation ready for the increasing complexity and such fast changing business environments.

Q. What changed in the new organisation?

A. We made a transition to business units and structures focused on markets rather than on machines. The choice was a logical
one – selecting our current core markets of Advanced Packaging, Semiconductor, Optoelectronics and Photonics. Each business unit is being led by one of our
very experienced existing managers who are in turn supported by a dedicated
team including applications and process specialists, product market managers and sales personnel with all the knowhow relevant to that market. A fifth group “Customer Service” is then focused on delivering the best support solutions in the industry.

Other common functions like manufacturing remain shared across all business units to achieve the best efficiencies and economics

Q. What benefits are there for customers?

A. We see lots of advantages going forwards

  1. Our teams’ thinking will be centred on “markets” in just the same way as our customers. Putting teams together with the best market understanding means we are perfectly placed to offer the best production solutions for that market according to the needs of any particular customer.

  2. Our new teams can also be better partners for customers, offering more know-how, more efficient information transfer between our two organizations and better support in developing and fulfilling their own technology roadmaps. 

This is an extract from an article in LAYERS 4. Edition 2018/2019. To read the full article click here