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It’s not news that every company wants to count on world-class cycle times for the manufacture of its product. But fast turnaround of high-quality printed circuit boards (PCB) doesn’t happen just because you wish it to be so. Speedy delivery depends on up-to-date equipment, qualified personnel, and streamlined systems to engineer your product with reliable quality — on time, every time.

Yet for a PCB manufacturer to consistently meet its customers’ deadlines, there needs to be determination and dedication. That’s what sets APCT apart from the rest. Passion, commitment, and trust are not just buzzwords that sound good; they are the foundation of APCT culture.

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Our state-of-the-art equipment and reliable procedures are part of the reason we are able to hit delivery dates, but it’s the mindset of our people, culture, and environment that makes turnaround go so smoothly. When an order is received, the team at APCT swiftly set the manufacturing process in motion with efficiency, calm, and composure. That quiet confidence is business as usual for our staff because quick turnarounds aren’t released to the floor once a month or once a week; quick-turn orders are released daily.

 Quick turnarounds aren’t released to the floor once a month or once a week; quick-turn orders are released daily.

To announce to the industry that you’re a quick-turn facility creates a lot of responsibility. A supplier answering “yes” to a quick-turn opportunity one month and then “no” to the same opportunity the next month only drives its customers crazy. There is no dependability, no trust between customer and supplier. At APCT, we’ve worked hard to earn the trust of our customers by executing and delivering products with reliable quality and in the time frame promised.

First-rate products delivered promptly simply isn’t something you can wish to be so. That consistency of reliable quality and dependable delivery must be part of the DNA within a company. This dependability is part of the fabric of APCT. It falls under our foundational pillars of passion, commitment, and trust. Give us the opportunity to earn your trust.


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With its recent acquisitions, APCT is proud to expand its Broad Range of Technologies to include Flex and Rigid-Flex PCB capabilities. Additional benefits of the acquisition are an increased capacity and certifications unique to the Defense & Aerospace industries. At this time, resources of equipment and personnel are being poured into both facilities.


APCT now boasts 4 domestic manufacturing sites, three  on the west coast and one on the east coast and still maintains its Program Management Solutions through APCT Global; where off-shore builds can be warehoused in California, Connecticut, Texas and Southern China.


APCT continues to take the steps to ensure it can say “Yes” to its customer’s needs of technology and lead time.

Give us the opportunity to earn your trust by our actions, and experience our flexibility.


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The Acquisition of Cartel & Cirtech Is Just What We Wished For!

APCT has acquired the Southern California based company Cartel Electronics and its affiliate Cirtech. The acquisition of Cartel brings APCT needed capacity and regional support in Southern California.  Cirtech’s history primarily has focused on the Defense & Aerospace industries. Its manufacturing not only produces Mil-Spec certified Rigid, Flex and Rigid-Flex technologies; but is supported by specific industry certifications:  AS9100; NADCAP; MIL-P-55110 and MIL-PRF-31032.  The acquisition of Cirtech brings APCT not only these highly desired industry certifications, but also the entry into the Flex and Rigid-Flex market place.

• Expanded Capacity

• Regional Support in Southern California

• Flex and Rigid Flex Capabilities

• Additional Defense and Aerospace Industry Certifications



According to APCT President / CEO Steve Robinson, “As APCT continues to grow, we will not only share our expertise with those new to us; but will continue to nurture the culture of Passion, Commitment & Trust that has become the very fabric of our existence.”

We hope to earn your trust to grant you your wish of innovative design and service.

– The (Growing APCT Team)



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Our APCT team is ready to welcome you at booth 319 this Wednesday at PCB West 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. (Hint: Same booth at last year).

We are always looking forward to the exhibition day to see familiar faces, meet new people and connect with you to help you meet your challenges and provide solutions for your fabrication needs. Our team is famous for rolling up our sleeves, ready to work alongside you, from prototype to volume production runs. We are ready to support the build, no matter the quantity, with our DFM expertise through our project management team. Let’s talk technical: Let’s talk about material sets and complex stack-ups, and when you’re confident, let’s talk cycle times!

Let’s connect at the conference and get rolling. Let us earn your trust.

APCT offers our customers unique solutions in technology, in cycle times and in program management. It is a company driven to service, to execute and provide ultimate customer satisfactions. APCT is built on 3 key pillars – Passion, Commitment & Trust. These three principles are embraced daily by a group of employees assembled to be the very best in the industry. It is through their constant efforts that initiate and nurture true partnerships, strengthens APCTs responsibility toward earning and sustaining their customer’s loyalty.

Steve Robinson (APCT President/CEO) talks with Ryan Cartner in the July issue of Business in Focus magazine – Mr. Robinson reinforces APCT’s commitment to our clients and the quality of our craftsmanship. 

Robinson envisions the company as more of a service model because it listens to the clients’ concern and builds a unique solution to address those. Robinson defines APCT as, “a full service provider – and by the way, we also happen to build printed circuit boards.”

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“Full service” in any industry can mean very different things, even more so in the printed circuit board industry. Steve illustrates how APCT responds to customers and their challenges. They have created a great team that can work together with clients from the prototype through volume production, building strong relationships of trust that goes beyond the norm of any industry. “Experience the difference” is the support team’s tag line,



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How many ways can we say “YES” to our customers? Well, we found one more.

We know that the Aerospace, Aviation and Defense industries rely on the strictest of standards for their suppliers. There are but a few that have applied for this certification and we are proud to announce that we have been awarded the AS9100D Certification for our Wallingford, CT facility.

We could not have achieved this without our amazing staff, dedicated not only to quality, but quality along with our customers in mind.

We could not have done it without our customers telling us this certification is key.

We listened. We achieved. Now we can deliver!

Our treasured customers, current, past and future, please always reach out and let us know how we can serve you better. Let us add another “YES” to our (getting long) list.

Again thank you customers for this opportunity and thank you to the APCT family for achieving this certification.




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Click here to see APCTs full list of current quality certifications

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Steve Robinson, CEO of APCT, talks with Toby Shaughnessy of iConnect007 about APCTs incredible eight years of double digit growth, their technology sweet spot and predictions of the next five years.

“Be honest: treat your customers with respect, the small ones and the big ones. I have multi-million dollar customers and I have thousand dollar customers. We treat all of them in the same way in my company, because our goal is to have all customers feel important and trust that they will be treated accordingly….I think we will continue to grow as long as we stay focused on our task.” -Steve Robinson

Click here to read the entire article in PCB Design Magazine, April 2017, pages 38-42

Challenge- should be our middle name. We love challenges, bring them on. It’s our opportunity for you to understand the depth of our expertise in PCB, DFM and complex circuit design, and we put it all to good use- your success. Whether you are a design engineer, in the quality department or a supply chain expert, share with us what is puzzling you and we’ll discover your next best move together.



Find us in print, April Edition, Page 15.

APCT is proud of its ability to support design and product success from prototype through large scale manufacturing offerings. We combine our domestic expertise in fast-turn NPI work, with our program management of large production runs from our offshore partners, to offer to our customers solutions to their every need.

As your volume progresses naturally from prototype through production in a typical product lifecycle, we make the process seamless. It’s what we do best.  Tell us your problem, we’ll give you a solution!


Find us in print, March Edition, Page 11.