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Zollner AG's Costa Rica facility—Zollner Electronics Costa Rica Ltda.—has started production at its second line in the fourth quarter of this year, in line with the company's long-term expansion plans. Established in November 2014 in the Costa Rican town of Cartago, the main purpose of the plant is to supply the American markets and enhance customer support in these regions—Canada , the United States, Mexico and, in the near, future South America.
Zollner's Cartago facility closely cooperates with the company's plant in Milpitas, California, in terms of production and engineering services. It mainly manufactures products for the industrial sector as well as the automotive industry. Although electronic assemblies are being manufactured here for now, the portfolio will later be expanded to include the production of complex mechatronic systems. The plant currently has about 80 employees, with completely local management. Several hundred new jobs are planned for the coming years. Along with the plant in Milpitas, California, with which they already have a close partnership, Cartago is another important building block for Zollner's Americas Strategy.
To ensure the same quality standards at all its locations—18 facilities and offices around the world—Zollner works with redundant production systems and strategic partners to ensure that the machinery is equipped in a standard manner worldwide. Successful implementation of this strategy demands reliable partners, and here Zollner, have long been in partner with Rehm Thermal Systems. In particular, Zollner's Costa Rica facility is equipped with a VsionXP+ reflow convection soldering system and an RDS 6000 paint dryer, the largest from the Rehm Thermal Systems portfolio.