Smart Factory

SMT, THT, FATP and beyond

Panasonic provides turnkey solutions for your manufacturing challenges from our portfolio of best-in-class hardware and software products.

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Who we are

About SMT (Surface Mount Technology)

Panasonic is among the global leading companies in the sector of the Smart Factory. Being a manufacturer and a total solutions provider at the same time enables us to understand the needs of our customers. As a result, we are able to provide our customers with tailormade solutions for today’s manufacturing challenges. 

Manufacturing is at the heart of what we do. And our collective knowledge and first-hand experience makes us the industry-leading solutions provider our customers know.

Based on over 100 years of manufacturing and engineering experience, Panasonic offers trusted technology and innovation as your best partner in a connected future.

In the SMT area we offer turnkey solutions for your manufacturing challenges from our portfolio of best-in-class hardware such as laser marking, screen printing, SMT/THT/PTH equipment, odd form component placement as well as FATP solutions. Besides, we provide software products for overall optimization and modular solutions for production planning & analysis, design & simulation, material management, product changeover and traceability.

Keys to Digitalisation

The connected and autonomous factory

In order to build up an autonomous factory, each process and production step needs to be automated and planned wisely. All layers of the factory need to be connected and harmonized to improve operational equipment efficiency, productivity, and achieve overall traceability across the supply chain. Production planning is the first step: From incoming material to SMT process management and process traceability the production process needs to be coordinated and analyzed. Enterprise integration plays an important role in the planning process. Last, maintenance management is an essential part of the connected factory.

Connect to the Factory of Tomorrow

Our Solutions. Your Smart Factory.

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Made in Japan

World-leading Panasonic technology with over 100 years of engineering know-how as a manufacturer and as a solutions provider.

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In-house created software

Best-in-class Panasonic Software created in-house as a tailor-made dynamic solution to your manufacturing challenges.

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Trusted Service & Maintenance

Trusted Panasonic Service offering many different services from spare parts, individual maintenance and refurbishment programs all over the world. Providing first-class support, machine & software trainings. 

Stencil Printers

High-quality, reliable screen-printing technology for producing any assembly.


  • Short cycle times
  • Freely programmable printing table
  • Hybrid print head
  • Robust design 

Placement Machines

Best-in-class placement solutions from entry-level to more complex requirements for any mix, any volume, any time smart manufacturing.


  • Intelligent feeders
  • Wide range of components
  • Component detection

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Insertion Machines

Panasonic's insertion platforms for radial and axial processes with high density and high speed. PTH / THT (Pin Through Hole / Through Hole Technology) solutions.


  • High, reliable placement capacity
  • Exceptionally wide range of components
  • Component detection
  • Tool changes

Software for Manufacturing

Every production expansion or capacity adjustment should be based on data. For this purpose, it is not only necessary to gather data, but also to process it. To this end, we offer appropriate software solutions, regardless of whether our customers are medium-sized EMS service providers or internationally active concerns.

Smart Factory in action

Flexible and modular machines for any mix, any volume.

Pick and Place Machines

As well as a low-maintenance, robust machine, particularly the European market requires a high degree of flexibility in manufacturing to implement a wide range of applications. Depending on the configuration, these range from very small batches which require a high degree of flexibility to high placement capacities.

Feeding Solutions

Highly flexible thanks to intelligent feeder systems Panasonic’s placement systems can accommodate up to 160 feeders depending on machine type, production order and the tape widths used. Thanks to their robust construction, they are designed for use over long periods. Feeders can be mounted at different positions on the machine.

Software Solutions

The collection and analysis of data is based on software solutions that we use in our own production plants worldwide. A variety of solutions are available to enable intelligent partial planning of electronics production right up to the complete control of all manufacturing processes, including the preceding and subsequent steps.

Our Service Offers

from hardware to software
to services to capabilities
to innovation to sustainability…

Our Mission

"Our goal is to make manufacturing responsive in an ever-changing environment."

Peer Schumacher

Panasonic Campus Munich

Experience the latest Smart Factory Solutions

On more than 6000 sqm, we showcase a variety of supply chain solutions to touch and feel. The video series "Creating the Supply Chain of Tomorrow" highlights the experience and solutions. From smart factory and manufacturing, logistics and warehousing as well as retail, together we create the future of supply chain.

Discover our technical centers, laboratories, and service facilities that provide a unique insight into the customized world of Panasonic.

Our Partners

Our Smart Factory team cooperates closely with partners around the world to benefit customers in many regions. 

Where to find us

Panasonic Connect Europe GmbH
Factory Solutions Europe

Caroline-Herschel-Straße 100
85521 Ottobrunn

+49 (0) 89 45 354-1000

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In SMT (Surface Mount Technology) production, electronic components such as e.g., resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits are mounted directly onto the surface of the PCB, as opposed to older methods like THT (Through-hole technology) where components are not placed but inserted into holes on the board. Panasonic offers machines for SMT as well as for THT production. 

Stencil Printing: Applying solder paste onto the PCB through a stencil, defining the areas where components will be placed.

Component Pick and Place: Automated machines pick up components from reels or trays and precisely place them onto the solder paste on the PCB according to the design.

Insertion Machines: Panasonic's insertion platforms for radial and axial processes with high density and high speed. PTH / THT (Pin Through Hole / Through Hole Technology) solutions.

Final assembly, test & packaging (FATP): Panasonic Guided Manual Assembly supports production processes where manual placement is still in use to reduce errors and improve efficiency.

Software Solutions: Every production expansion or capacity adjustment should be based on data. For this purpose, it is not only necessary to gather data, but also to process it. To this end, we offer appropriate software solutions.

The NPM G Series is a new platform that brings together four technologies into a single offering that minimizes the reliance on the traditional 5M (Human, Machine, Material, Method, Measurement) method that many production sites still use. The NPM G Series incorporates: 

NPM-GP/L screen printing machine with automatic printing process functions can automatically implement production line changes.

NPM-GH modular mounter with industry-leading mounting accuracy.

Auto Setting Feeder (ASF) for the automatic supply of mounting components, an industry first. The ASF can automatically peel back the cover on surface-mount component tape between 4mm and 104mm wide.

APC-5M system for Adaptive Process Control (APC) tracks the correct placement of components based on the solder printing position and transfers feedback to the stencil printer in case of misalignment.

Please find our software overview here: Smart Factory - SMT, THT, FATP and beyond | Panasonic Connect


Yes, in our Smart Factory Training and Demo center in Munich, equipment can be demonstrated. Please register here: Visit Campus Munich | Panasonic Connect

The G-Series combines AI and automation to immediately respond to customer supply and demand changes through continuous, autonomous updates and offers flexibility and customisable options to address production needs, to make autonomous factories a reality.

The NPM-X series from Panasonic fulfils the requirements of current and future high mix/low volume placement concepts. Panasonic’s NPM-X series provides numerous state-of-the-art options for these requirement profiles, which make tailor-made solutions for efficient placement possible: be it a single or double lane transport system, one, two or four placement heads with up to 16 vacuum nozzles, a wide variety of feeder and tray systems, and standard and special nozzles. Various options are available to users for perfect prototyping, highly flexible small series production or cycle time-optimized high-performance placement.

The range of services is rounded off by state-of-the-art functions for the automated optimization of the placement process and a line control system with the iLNB line computer which can be used for the entire line.

Yes, we do have a lot of service offerings. Please find them here: Service for Smart Factory Solutions | Panasonic Connect