Firstronic Adds Two New Industrial Customers


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Firstronic has been awarded an industrial LED lighting project that involves three power supplies each comprised of a two-PCBA set, potting and a housing. It will represent $1.5 million in annualized revenue initially, with plans to transition to complete box build/system integration as soon as practical, representing $5-6 million annually. The project ramps in the third quarter of the year in the Juarez, Mexico facility and qualifications are currently underway.

“The customer was impressed with our previous LED experience. They are doing a lot of business in Asia, but wanted a cost competitive North American footprint as well,” said Kurt Rich, Firstronic’s business development manager.

The second project is a PCBA-level industrial control product, comprised of several product families. It is anticipated to represent approximately $4 million in annualized revenue initially, with plans to increase significantly over the next year as Firstronic transitions the production of additional products. It is mixed technology (SMT/PTH). Qualification runs will start in the second quarter in the Juarez facility.

“Because this project involves mixed technology, the customer was very interested in our EPM wave solder machine, which can do multiple board types simultaneously, switching profiles as it reads PCBA bar codes. They also like our quality culture and focus on in-plant performance metrics,” said Rich.

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