AWS Electronics Group – a leading independent Electronic Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) provider – has announced it has opened a new purpose built facility in Slovakia as a result of new projects and growing order book.
AWS Slovakia in Namestovo now provides a complete range of PCBA assembly, SMT and conventional PTH, cables and electro-mechanical assemblies and test services. The 2600 sq metre facility is specifically designed for Electronic Manufacturing with full ESD flooring throughout and temperature and humidity controls, and follows other investments the company has made in equipment to provide state of the art manufacturing processes such as cable moulding machines, SMT pick and place plant and automated conformal coating processing.
An opening ceremony was performed by AWS Electronics Group’s CEO Paul Deehan in front of the 70 employees. He commented: “This new facility is part of a long term strategy for the AWS Group to support customers with low cost manufacturing. Many of our customers are in high technology markets that traditionally require significant technical support at the front of any project. Until now we have been managing this through our UK technical centres and tended to use Slovakia as an extension to our UK manufacturing. However, now we now have a scale and capability here in Namestovo we will progressively develop support functions here as well as more local purchasing and engineering support. I do not need to remind everyone of the economic conditions, the cost down pressure is in all the sectors we serve and we are responding to this to provide solutions to our customers. This is high technology support at low cost.”
Jamie Maughan – AWS Group Operations Director commented: “The facility and the skills now available in Slovakia are comparable to any in the UK. We have prided ourselves in developing the ‘AWS Way’ across the group, and this now extends into Eastern Europe with our superb new facility.”
About AWS Group
AWS Electronics Group is a leading specialist Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) provider, offering services for the whole electronic product life cycle from design through manufacture, to contract service and repair.