About Pillarhouse UK

About PillarhouseFounded in 1978, by current Chairman Alex Ciniglio, Pillarhouse International pioneered the design and manufacture of specialist equipment for the coil winding and associated industries.

Pillarhouse produced its first production soldering system in 1984, and with continued growth throughout the 1980’s, used this technology to develop the world’s first selective soldering machine in 1994.

Our philosophy is to produce high engineering standard products with a focus on innovation and cutting edge development. This practice has led to Pillarhouse holding several important patents that have been key to our continued success over many years.

Pillarhouse has its Design & Manufacturing headquarters in Chelmsford – UK; Sales & Service, with a supplementary manufacturing facility, in Suzhou – China; and Sales & Service Support in Chicago – USA.

Pillarhouse has developed into a Global company with Sales & Service facilities in over 50 countries.


Pillarhouse continues to be a leading force in the selective soldering industry, dedicated to the ongoing development of pioneering technologies to reflect and match the needs of an ever-changing marketplace.

Offering a wide range of machine options to cover the complexity of global demand for electronics production, Pillarhouse combine engineering experience, software development and future thinking to provide cost effective and reliable selective soldering machines and equipment.

Design Philosophy

Key to the Pillarhouse design philosophy is that no one machine can meet the strict production demands of all market sectors. Whether it be a hand–load batch machine or fully integrated automatic production line, the process cannot be compromised. All Pillarhouse machines offer, as a standard feature, the ability to monitor and control every function that can affect the production process. Also, inherent to our principle, is that all machines should have the capability to accept upgradeable options/enhancements throughout their production life.