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Cal-Comp, a subsidiary of New Kinpo Group (NKG), and a leading global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, will be expanding its presence in South America by opening a new factory and adding a new plastic injection production line to its factory in Manaus, Brazil.
The new 3,500 square-meter factory, set to start production in March 2016, will produce semiconductor packaging for electronic components. Initially employing 250 operators, the number of employees is expected to increase to 600 within two years.
"The strategic expansion of our factory in Brazil, coupled with the new semiconductor plant, will make Cal-Comp significantly more competitive on both a local and a global scale," said Simon Shen, CEO of New Kinpo Group. "These additions are a direct demonstration of our commitment to customer satisfaction in South America and across the globe."
The new line allows the facility to produce plastic parts onsite for current products, including internal and external hard disks, set-top boxes, motherboards, routers and power suppliers. In 2016, the plant will introduce flash-memory products and SSD products
"By working closely with our local customers, we’re able to meet their demand and produce products within the local markets, thereby reducing turnaround time and costs," Shen said. "We will continue to look for new ways to provide customers with greater flexibility while maintaining world-class product quality."
Cal-Comp’s current 50,000 square-meter, highly automated, vertically integrated factory currently runs 12 assembly lines and employs more than 1,900 operators. Within two years, NKG projects it will expand its onsite workforce by 30 percent to 2,500. NKG’s factories greatly reduce cycle time and labor costs while improving product quality, production output and efficiency.
Cal-Comp's parent company, NKG, is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and operates factories in mainland China, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Brazil and Poland. NKG's EMS and ODM businesses spans multiple product lines, including storage, printers, NAS, wireless and broadband, digital home, consumer electronics, wearables, 3D printing, robotics, power management and smart grid, industrial, automotive, security, medical/healthcare and emerging technologies. NKG's culture and focus on quality has propelled the company to be the world’s leading manufacturer of wireless routers, TV set-top boxes, printers and hard-disk drives.