Features and Advantages
- Reducing cash outflow
Since the introduction of used equipment can significantly reduce funding requirements for capital investments, it is possible to increase returns on investment.
- Reducing manufacturing costs
By introducing reasonably priced used equipment it is possible to reduce manufacturing costs and to raise profit margins immediately after investments in equipment are made.
- Shortening delivery times
When it is necessary to increase capacity quickly to respond to increased production needs related to the start-up of new production lines and rapid expansion in demand, delivery times can be shortened by adopting used equipment. Customers can grasp new business opportunities through the well-timed introduction of equipment.
Information on Pre-owned semiconductor manufacturing equipment
Through SMFL’s membership website, which is the largest such site in Japan and contains information on transactions in pre-owned semiconductor manufacturing equipment, customers can gain access to information on pre-owned semiconductor production equipment in Japan and overseas.
For further information, please access the following.
- Technological Support
To provide the necessary technological services when used equipment is installed (including decommissioning, relocation, re-commissioning, overhauls, etc.), SMFL provides the services of its engineers, who have a high level of technological skills in this area, as well as the services of equipment manufacturers and technological service companies, drawing on SMFL’s favorable relationships with these companies*.
- *Since these services are not available for some types of equipment, please feel free to contact SMFL for further information.
- Lease Financing
SMFL, as the leading provider of operating lease services for semiconductor manufacturing equipment, has a long record of successes in this field and can offer lease financing to match the requirements of its customers.