Founded in January 1998, AKI is located in Hutchinson, MN (50 miles West of Minneapolis). Home to our corporate office, Hutchinson is where
our research, development and operations departments are consolidated
into a 10,000 sq ft facility. We completed an extensive renovation to
our corporate facility in September, 2007 which included exterior
remodeling, office and laboratory updates as well as production cell
organization.. We also have a regional support office in Bangkok,
Thailand that is responsible for supporting Thailand, China, Japan,
Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Our principle products measure
angles, heights and feature sizes in production environments.
In 1998, AKI implemented vision assisted attachment of small circuits to spring assemblies with accuracies better than 13 microns. This process is described in
U.S. patent 6,266,869.
1999 included the development of a laser based passive resistor application and removal process and another patent
In the year 2000, a novel flexible circuit based mechanical support was developed for hard disk drive components
High sensitivity, high resolution angle sensors were developed in 2001, and a regional support office opened in Thailand the following year. Additional machine, metrology, and software components hit the market in 2003. These components, along with our core angle sensors, make up 75% of our current business activities.
Today, AKI prides itself on its flexibility and innovativeness in meeting customer needs, while utilizing leading technology to deliver customized solutions. Clients depend on AKI’s responsiveness and commitment making sure that every effort is made to meet their specific requirements. Our continued growth has resulted in a solid and stable relationship that leaves our clients feeling confident in our ability to deliver.