Offshore Manufacturing

APCT has partnered with multiple suppliers offshore in various parts of the world, all with different technology and lead time capabilities.  APCT then matches our supplier’s expertise to our customer’s needs to bring about the best possible solution.

APCT Global Overview-min

APCT Global Overview

APCT Global is a complete solution provider for Global Printed Circuit Board Sourcing, with domestic manufacturing infrastructure and domestic quality inspection, bringing you time to market savings.

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APCT Global Offerings

Our highly evolved program offers management by PCB Experts, who are dedicated to meeting your specific needs and offer such advantages of:

  • Ease-of-Use
  • Seamless Recipe Transfer
  • Inventory Management
  • Risk Mitigation

APCT Solutions from Prototypes to Large Production

APCT’s Domestic factories are set up to manufacture 1-piece prototypes at World Class lead times.  APCT’s Offshore partners are set up to manufacture any large quantity of any technology.

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R&D Prototype Quick Turn Production

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APCT Domestic

Pre-Production Production Ramp

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High Volume Production

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APCT Global

Product Redesign

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APCT Domestic

APCT Global Advantages

Ease-of-Use

Features

  • Your APCT Customer Service Representative remains the same.
  • APCT Global Sales personnel will keep your CSR & Account Manager up to date on all interactions.
  • APCT Senior Engineering & Program Management personnel are in the region to oversee the build.

Benefits

  • A single point of contact affords you time and overhead costs associated with managing your business.
Seamless Recipe Transfer

Features

  • Our DFM engineering team is local in the United States.
  • Our CAM engineering team is local in the United States.
  • Our Engineering team is located in Asia.
  • Our APCT team that built the prototype, transfers the product recipe to our partners.
  • Utilizing our custom systems for the transfer will eliminate any potential change in customer specifications.

Benefits

  • Peace of mind knowing that a proven engineered prototype recipe will be transitioned for the production run as actual working data files will be transferred, reviewed and approved prior to production releases.
Inventory Management
Features
  • APCT Global warehouses your orders and drop ships to you on a scheduled basis.
  • APCT Global will utilize our various locations in order to ship to your destination quickly.
  • APCT Global manages VMI and Kanban programs.
Benefits
  • Inventory management allows buying leverage, rapid ramp and scale flexibility along with significant cash flow savings and physical space savings for “Just-In-Time” assembly.
Risk Mitigation

Features

  • Deliveries from Asia will be shipped to an APCT facility for inspection and compliance review, including drop shipments.
  • After inspection, the product is certified to both APCT & industry standards, as well as the precise customer specifications.
  • If a concern is identified, APCT will not ship the product back to Asia, but will utilize our domestic manufacturing facilities to make you whole.
  • In the case of a disruption in our supply chain, APCT will build the product domestically, shipping as quickly as possible at no additional charge.

Benefits

  • There is limited to zero risk when utilizing APCT Global.

Global Pain Point Solutions

Cost

The pressure to reduce costs is imminent to all; and the PCB industry is not immune to that pressure. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a choice of PCB Suppliers for cost-effective decisions? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Lead Time

The stress to beat your competitors to market is a driving force in business. Are you having trouble finding a Domestic partner that understands that stress and can fulfill your needs? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Quality Control

Price and Delivery are important puzzle pieces, but without Quality there is nothing. Do you ever question the quality control guidelines of manufacturers outside the United States? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Risk Mitigation

True risk mitigation comes from knowing you’ll get your parts on time no matter what. Ever wonder what will happen if there’s a disruption in your current supply chain? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

DFM Support

Your design is precious, and the support of your supplier’s engineering team is welcomed. Are you frustrated by the lack of expertise of your existing supplier? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Seamless Recipe Transfer

You have invested so much engineering time to ensure the proper recipe for your product. Are you concerned the recipe may change when given to a supplier outside the United States? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Inventory Management

Inventory sitting perpetually on your shelves can lead to cash flow issues. Have you ever thought of receiving product only when you need it? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Ease-of-Use

There is a sense of relief when an experienced specialist takes the responsibility of a global buy off your plate. Wouldn’t it be nice to give your challenge of offshore supply chain management to experts? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Single Point of Contact

It is exasperating to speak with so many people to coordinate manufacturing product outside the U.S. Who’s my outside rep? Who’s my inside rep? Who’s my engineering support? Who’s managing my supply chain? Wouldn’t it be nice just to have one point of contact? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Material Selection

Receiving choices and alternatives in material sets to achieve a reliable build breeds confidence in a supplier. Are you tired of your supplier running jobs “as is” without feedback? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Stack-Ups

Dielectrics, Sequential Lamination, Back Drilling must all be so precise for reliability of product. Are you concerned that your current supplier doesn’t offer the expertise necessary? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Solutions

Most suppliers outside the United States offer their one answer to your myriad of concerns. Do you ever get tired of your supplier selling their one square peg in a round hole? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Global Applications

It is frustrating to continually ask your one offshore supplier to accommodate every need of your company. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had sourcing from multiple regions matching your needs? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Global Logistics

Time is money and shipping from outside the United States to inside the U.S. can be costly. Are you ever concerned about the logistics of it all? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Regional Distribution

After manufacturing completion, transporting your PCB to your desired location must be timely. Can your supplier offer multiple distribution centers from both the United States and abroad? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Cradle-to-Completion

Taking a project from its NPI infancy to full-scale production can be overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to trust a partner that executes this scenario daily? APCT Global may be able to offer a solution!

Regional Supplier Summary

Japan

Our Tokyo based partners offer advanced technologies (HDI) with lead times ranging from 4 – 6 weeks. Our Japanese partners offer additional capacity to our HDI domestic manufacturing. APCT has a long history of multi-lamination builds with partners here, demonstrating consistent quality and delivery. We continue to develop a strong relationship with our suppliers in this region.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • Rigid 6 – 30 layers
  • HDI, Blind and Buried, ELIC via structures up to 30 layers
  • Focused on mid to high volumes
  • Standard lead times of 4 – 6 weeks (expedited lead times available)
South Korea

Our South Korea based partners offer advanced technologies, which include Flex & Rigid Flex capabilities. Lead times range from 5 – 8 weeks. Our South Korean partners offer additional specialty technologies including Coin/Heat Sink; Substrate/IC Packaging and SAP/mSAP Processing. We continue to develop a strong relationship with our suppliers in this region.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • HDI, Blind and Buried and Via in Pad Technology; ELIC via structures up to 20 layers
  • Focused on mid to high volumes
  • Standard lead times of 5 – 8 weeks (expedited lead times available)
South East Asia

Our Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia based partners offer standard to advanced technologies with an emphasis on suppliers with IATF 16949.  A wide range of material sets are offered in this region including standard FR-4 and specialty laminates including Isola, Rogers, and Taconic.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • Rigid 2 – 30+ layers
  • Rigid-Flex & Flex including sculptured Flex
  • HDI – Blind and Buried Via structures
  • Standard lead times of 3 – 6 weeks
Taiwan

Our Taiwan based partners offer a broad range of technologies and lead times. These partners offer competitive pricing in comparison to standard domestic cost structures, while maintaining consistently high quality. APCT Global continues to develop strong relationships with manufacturers in this region.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • Rigid 2 – 30+ layers
  • RF laminated product
  • Focused on high mix, low to mid volumes
  • Standard lead times of 2 – 4 weeks (expedited lead times available)
Northern China

Our Northern China based partners offer standard technologies with lead times ranging from 3 – 6 weeks. With competitive pricing and consistent quality, we have developed a strong relationship with our suppliers in this region.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • Rigid 2 – 10 layers
  • Focused on high volumes
  • Standard lead times of 3 – 6 weeks (expedited lead times available)
Southern China

Our Southern China based partners offer standard to advanced technologies with lead times ranging from 3 – 8 weeks. With competitive pricing and consistent quality, we continue to develop strong relationships with our suppliers in this region. A wide range of material sets are offered in this region, including standard FR-4 and specialty laminates including Isola’s I-Speed series, Rogers’ 4000 series and Panasonic’s Megtron series.

Technology ranges are as follows:
  • Rigid 2 – 30+ layers
  • Backplanes
  • HDI – Blind and Buried via structures up to 10 layers
  • RF utilizing Rogers/PTFE/Teflon materials
  • Heavy Copper Weights
  • Focused on high mix, low to high volumes
  • Standard lead times of 3 – 8 weeks (expedited lead times available)

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Being competitive in the marketplace is more important than ever.  Having APCT not only find a solution for us offshore, but to manage the entire process, has saved our company so much time and effort!  We’re very grateful.”
Signed,

Acuity Brands, Inc.
www.acuitybrands.com