Agricultural Product Ramps Up at Milwaukee Facility


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Milwaukee Electronics will begin volume production of an entire line of agricultural products in its Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility starting this month. Preproduction began in March of 2018 and included an extensive product qualification phase. The printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) work in conjunction with sophistical software and sensors to optimize farm technology including the farmers experience in planting and harvesting activities.

"Culturally, this company is a very good fit for us. They are very Lean and focused on superior quality and reliability. We added new process technologies to more efficiently build their products and have spent the bulk of this year completing engineering builds over the 10 product types they have awarded us," said Scott Pohlmann, director of business development at Milwaukee Electronics.

Initially, production will be centered in Milwaukee as some products have a Made in USA requirement.

"Our customers like the fact that they have multiple facility options with Milwaukee Electronics to support their changing needs. Initially, this customer wanted all production close to their team located in the heart of the US farm belt. Our Tecate, Mexico facility gives them an option to reduce cost on margin sensitive products over time," added Scott.

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