Burlington, ON company extends global footprint and expands capabilities in design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic controls and control systems
Burlington, ON (27 February, 2014): Etratech Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic controls and control systems for major multinational companies, announced today a partnership with Summit/ems Corporation, an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company based in Logansport, IN. The strategic partnership offers broader manufacturing opportunities and expanded international presence for both organizations.
Etratech, a 25-year old company, is RoHS-compliant and certified to the stringent ISO/TS 16949:2009 standards. In addition to its headquarters in Southern Ontario, the company owns and operates a 48,000 square-foot facility in Shenzhen PRC under the banner Etratech Asia-Pacific Limited. Etratech Asia-Pacific Limited specializes in turnkey design and manufacture of high-volume electronic controls and control systems for many international OEM’s.
The relationship with Summit further extends the company’s global footprint, providing a US-based manufacturing alternative. Companies headquartered in North America will now have local access to Etratech’s suite of design and development services, as well as to the China-based manufacturing operation. Furthermore, while Etratech has expertise across several vertical markets, the company’s highly specialized solutions for the automotive industry will be an asset to Summit. Summit currently specializes in the energy conservation, alternative energy, agriculture and security markets, a strong complement to Etratech’s offerings.
“The partnership with Summit not only adds to our portfolio of solutions, it also allows us to entertain smaller volume projects,” notes Michael Desnoyers, President and CEO of Etratech. Desnoyers also recognizes the benefit the company’s China based-facility will bring to new US clients. “Most North American companies have little expertise with Asian sourcing. Through our facility in Shenzhen, we’ve gained a tremendous amount of knowledge of customs and business protocol in China. We’re pleased to be able to share that knowledge with Summit’s clients and other US companies.”
Larry Graf, President of Summit, is excited to introduce to Midwestern United States to the expanded engineering and manufacturing capabilities Etratech brings to the relationship. “Etratech’s certifications and growing team of engineers will enable us to take on higher-volume projects in the future,” states Graf. “And our shared focus on premium service will ensure that all our customers are well cared for.”