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Calgary CEM undergoes production transformation

IMS Inc. adds new equipment, expands production space


In an effort to continuously meet the growing needs of its customers, Innovative Manufacturing Source (IMS) Inc., a Calgary-based full service contract electronic manufacturer (CEM) has taken aggressive steps in the past few years adding production space and equipment.

Within the span of two years the firm has taken significant steps in adding a new ERP system, as well as several pieces of new equipment, including X-Ray, board washer, selective wave, Juki pick and place machines, reflow ovens, inventory management system (Fortress XL 2000), 3D AOI, plus a new SPI, to name most of the impactful upgrades. IMS production area DSC_0157

In addition to the production area equipment upgrades, IMS has gone through two renovations of both office and its temperature controlled production space, as the facility expanded from approximately 18,000 sq. feet to 40,000 sq. feet.

“We have invested heavily in state of the art manufacturing equipment to build even the most complicated circuit boards,” says Stuart Henley, VP business development, IMS. “We continue to build our equipment capabilities as we grow as a business and expand our customer base. Our goal is to work together with our customer to meet their specific product needs.”IMS equipment on production line

Founded in 2004 and located in the Foothills Industrial Park in southeast Calgary, IMS has become a large player in the Canadian electronics industry, serving a customer base that includes military, transportation, telecommunications, security, marine navigation and petroleum industries.

The firm’s capabilities consist of printed circuit board assembly, cable assembly, mechanical and final assembly and test. IMS provides both consignment services as well as full procurement services.

IMS president and founder David Elhard.

IMS president and founder David Elhard.