Bittele to open new pcb assembly facility in Markham
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State-of-the-art equipment will automate pcb assembly
Bittele Electronics Inc. announced its plans to launch a new Canadian assembly facility in Markham ON this June.
The facility, located at 2680 14th Avenue Markham Ontario, will be fitted with brand-new, state-of-the-art equipment featuring fully automated assembly. The facility will be available to Bittele’s clients starting June 1st 2019, and will operate alongside the current facility in Shenzhen China.
The two new assembly lines in Ontario will feature fully automated printed circuit board (pcb) loading, solder paste printing, component placement, reflow and inspection. The new facility will also feature:
- DEK model E paste printers
- YAMAHA YS12 pick and place machines
- RS1000II Reflow Ovens
- AOI machines from JT Automation
- Kurtz ERSA Selective Soldering machines
The 14,000-square-foot assembly facility will be utilized to seamlessly transition orders from the current facility in China. Clients will continue to experience the same exceptional pcb fabrication and assembly quality they have come to expect from Bittele with the added benefits of local assembly, according to Bittele chief executive officer Ben Yang.
“This new production site in Markham, Canada allows Bittele to serve its customers with flexibility, no concern of long holidays delay such as Chinese New Year and Christmas break as the orders production will be switched between these two locations to avoid the long breaks,” adds Yang.
This new facility is expected to deliver quicker turn times, faster shipping, improved communication, as well as the advantages of the USMCA trade agreement. Clients in the United States will no longer need to worry about the possibility of hefty tariffs from orders shipping from China. Canadian clients will benefit by having their boards proudly assembled in Canada, with improved lead-times.
“We plan to continue to offer our exceptional level of quality while maintaining the current pricing,” Yang says.