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Electronics Production | May 20, 2010

Kontron & SMTC sign EMS contract

EMS-provider SMTC is to provide low cost region manufacturing for Kontron Canada in Mexico and China.
SMTC will provide Kontron with PCB and module level assembly manufacturing in its Chihuahua, Mexico and Dongguan, China facilities. SMTC's location in Toronto will support Kontron's design teams with early manufacturing involvement activities prior to transitioning product to SMTC's low cost region production facilities. Qualification activities were finalized in the second half of 2009 with production commencing in Q1 2010 at both facilities.

"Kontron designs and manufactures innovative building blocks capable of supporting numerous applications for today's networked infrastructure. SMTC offers Kontron the capabilities, capacity and structured approach critical to our ability to deliver competitive advantage to our customers," said Robert Courteau, General Manager Kontron Americas.

"We're delighted to welcome Kontron as our newest customer in the computing industry sector. We look forward to a partnering with Kontron to deliver superior service and operational excellence," said John Caldwell, President and Chief Executive Officer for SMTC."

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