AWS, one of Europe’s leading specialist contract electronics manufacturers, has announced that it has increased investment and expanded facilities again at its operation in Slovakia to meet the new project demands of a major German OEM customer.
AWS manufactures technically complex products and has customers across a wide range of market sectors. It is one of very few European EMS suppliers to hold ISO 9001 (2000) AS/EN 9100, NADCAP, ISO 14001 and Silver ADS SC21 status for supply chain excellence. Expansion of the company’s facility in Slovakia has been driven by its ability to meet demanding standards while maintaining highly competitive pricing.
Paul Deehan, AWS Group CEO, comments: “This project started when we helped our German customer with a serious capacity problem caused by successful growth and global demand for its products. What began with one product to help overcome a short term problem has now progressed to AWS supplying a number of products and we are moving to a full supply agreement. In a short space of time, our Slovakia operation demonstrated its capability, speed and flexibility to provide a solution to the customer’s capacity issue. Our ability to respond has now led to expansion – we have taken on a new 400m² hall and currently have twenty personnel in a facility dedicated to the OEM.
AWS’s facility in Slovakia has the same equipment as its UK site, with extensive SMT capacity. There are six lines with fifteen pick and place machines which can place down to
010005’s, and on-site process capabilities, including X-Ray, Flying Probe, Mertec AOI, Robotic ultrasonic wash, selective and automated conformal coating, potting, encapsulation and cable over-moulding.