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Maintain the ability to say “Yes” to our customer’s needs in both technology and in lead-time… This philosophy is at the heart of our business model.

As the PCB industry continues to consolidate our customer base and demand for additional capacity continues to increase. Supporting this demand and sustaining the ability to consistently say “Yes” becomes a significant challenge. After many months of due diligence, we found a company that fortifies our commitment. The April acquisition of Tech Circuits includes 39 years of experience, a broad range of technology and robust manufacturing capabilities to support our valued customers.

Over the past few months we have made significant progress in aligning the facilities to assure a seamless transition in supporting our increased customer demand:

  1. Inside sales groups are now fully integrated
  2. DFM Engineering and Front End Engineering groups share common systems that can support both of our manufacturing sites.
  3. Quoting and booking business at both locations are now fully integrated with precision and defined procedures.

Moving forward, we would not do anything to jeopardize the trust we have worked so hard to earn. The acquisition advantage focuses on that trust. We simply want to manage your business appropriately and continue to support your technology and lead times. Having the ability to use all of our US capacity allows us the resources necessary to accomplish this task. We understand that certain site approvals may be required and we will not compromise that process. Our goal is to do our job, manage your requirements and utilize all of our capacity accordingly.

For 8 years we have worked together building a foundation of trust to support your technology and lead time. We ask for your continued trust allowing us to utilize all of our US capacity to serve you. Your support in making this possible will be critical for our success.

As always thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Best Regards,

Steve Robinson, President / CEO
APCT / Tech Circuits

Maintain the ability to say “Yes” to our customer’s needs in both technology and in lead time.

There has been no doubt since its inception that the business model APCT created was to provide value to the customer at all cost. We have remained committed to support a broad range of technologies and invested accordingly to fortify that commitment. We also recognize that offering 10-15 day standard lead-times is critical to our customer needs and we must continue to support that commitment as well…thus the recent acquisition.

As the PCB industry continues to consolidate, our customer base and demand for additional capacity continues to increase. Supporting this demand and sustaining the ability to consistently say “Yes” becomes more challenging. After many months of due diligence, we found a company that shares our vision! We found a company who has surrounded itself with employees that care. We found two companies with like synergies, both philosophically and technically; therefore, the acquisition was made.

Moving forward, we would not do anything to jeopardize the trust we have worked so hard to earn. We want to manage your business appropriately and continue to support your technology and lead times. Having the ability to use all of our US capacity allows us the resources necessary to accomplish this task. We understand that certain site approvals may be required and we will not compromise that process. Our goal is to do our job, manage your requirements and utilize all of our facilities accordingly. Your support in making this possible will be critical for our success.

As always thank you for your continued support and trust.

Best Regards,

Steve Robinson, President / CEO
APCT / Tech Circuits

That being said, I am pleased to announce that APCT Holdings Company, the ownership group of APCT, has acquired the Wallingford Connecticut based company, Tech Circuits. Tech Circuits has been manufacturing rigid printed circuit boards since 1979. The outstanding management team and employees of Tech Circuits have built a solid reputation in our industry. They too, offer a broad range of technologies and quick turn lead times that brings an excitement to my entire team about the potential synergy this acquisition presents.

Tech’s 46,000 square foot facility not only brings enhanced capacity to our customer base, it also gives additional regional support as well. This is not only a move to give our people the tools to be successful, but it also answers our customer’s needs of more technical support and consistent world class lead times.

Both management teams are well under way with integration steps and we expect a seamless transition going forward. The combined experience and skill sets of APCT and Tech are very exciting. Because of our shared philosophies, we have a very dynamic team committed to our core corporate values of:

Passion, Commitment, Dedication

The Passion…

to endeavor every day to provide value and earn your trust

The Commitment…

to make every customer feel important

The Dedication…

to do whatever it takes to get the job done

The APCT / Tech combined facilities now offer 81,000 square feet of manufacturing space, 170 total employees and $38 million of US capacity. But make no mistake; it’s the people that differentiate us from the competition!

Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and gain your loyalty.

It always gets back to the people; and what we believe to be the key components of any successful partnership: Passion, Commitment, and Dedication.

They are words we live by.

The Passion…to endeavor every day to provide value and earn your trust

The Commitment…to make every customer feel important

The Dedication…to do whatever it takes to get the job done

It’s the people that differentiate us from the competition

Some people call it old school; we call it the right way to do business.

  • Schmoll Combo Drill CO2/UV Laser Drilling System
  • MacDermid MacuSpec VF 150 Copper Via Fill Plating Line

have been released to full production by the APCT Engineering team!

As we continue our commitment to increased capacity, reduced cycle times and cost competitive solutions in advanced HDI technology, we are very excited about the early results we are seeing from these new assets.

We remain firm that it is our people that make the difference; but having new state of the art tools will, in fact, fortify their collective efforts!  We are fortunate to have an amazing customer base, founded on trust and commitment.  We appreciate the opportunity we have been given and the responsibility that comes with this trust.

Earning and then sustaining our customers trust, demands a continued investment in technology; reducing cycle times and meeting the growing demands on capacity, supporting high reliability manufacturing.

Some of our 2015 investments, highlighted below, specifically target our HDI market segment; the continued challenges in testing micro technologies and our environmental commitment to the state of California and sustained water conservation efforts:

  • Schmoll Combo Drill CO2/UV Laser Drilling System
  • Mass VCP 5000-1 Vacuum Via Fill Unit
  • MacDermid MacuSpec VF 150 Copper Via Fill Plating Line
  • Pola Massa 12 Disc Planarizer 780
  • Orbotech Fusion 20 AOI System
  • ATG A7 – 8 Head Flying Probe Tester
  • ATG A6 – 16 Head Flying Probe Tester
  • Hollmuller Multibond Horizontal Automated Alternative Oxide Line
  • Trane CGAM 80 Ton Closed Loop Water System & Chiller

SCHMOLL COMBO DRILL CO2/UV LASER DRILLING SYSTEM

ATG A7 – 8 HEAD FLYING PROBE TESTER

On behalf of the entire APCT family, I would personally like to wish you and yours a very warm and wonderful holiday season.

  • It’s always about improving, by listening to its people and evolving embracing change.
  • It’s always about preparing, by listening to its customers and staying in front of emerging technology.
  • It’s always about reliability and predictable execution.

In 2015, APCT will invest 100% of corporate profits back into facility upgrades and new equipment to support our goals.  Specifically, that’s over $2 million invested to assure our preparation in support of our customers.

In the end, we believe the value lies in people working with people.  We don’t profess to be perfect.  But we don’t take failure very well.
In my travels visiting new and existing customers, I hear the same message every call:
“We need a supplier that we can count on to do what they say and say what they do.”
That message is loud and clear.  So when we fail, it is taken personally.

A true partner is measured not only in how they handle success, but how they handle adversity.
When adversity strikes, it’s the passion, commitment and dedication of our people, devoted to the customer’s job, that embody the definition of a true partner.

Many times I have leaned on the words of John Wooden: “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.”  As President of APCT, I can assure you, we are prepared.

We are fortunate to have an amazing customer base, founded on trust and commitment.  We appreciate the opportunity we have been given and the responsibility that comes with this trust.

Thank you for our continued partnership.

Message:

On the heels of the 2015 PCB West trade show, APCT has concluded one of the best quarters in

recent history. The industry is changing and the ability to be quick and agile is critical.

I can’t help but to reflect that our success comes from our remarkable work force,

which brings to life the words of Passion, Commitment and Dedication to their job.

We normally conclude these messages with “give us the opportunity to earn your trust and

gain your loyalty.” I wanted to personally thank all of you that have given us that opportunity.

We look forward to ending the year with you, celebrating a strong partnership,

defined by the passion, commitment and dedication to help one another.

Thank you for your continued support.