Europe EMS telegram No.1-2021

  • Becom Electronics GmbH, Hochstraß / Burgenland, A, opened a location in Heyuan, southern China, in February 2021. 4 million euros were invested in the 3000m² plant. Head of Becom Electronics (Heyuan) Co. Ltd. is Christian Werfring.
  • Zollner Elektronik AG, Zandt, D, is repositioning itself in the medical technology market segment. Under the leadership of Erwin Stöckinger, Zollner now offers its know-how in the fields of medical technology, pharmaceutical devices, laboratory equipment and digital health. The entire life cycle is covered, from research & development to consulting, production and supply chain management to after-sales service.
  • Turck Duotec GmbH, Halver, D, has participated as a strategic partner in the start-up SmartNanotubes Technologies from Freital near Dresden. The start-up has developed an odor sensor chip based on nanomaterials, the Smell Detector. Together, the companies are now developing a digital nose that will enable devices and machines to smell for the first time. Duotec takes over the industrialization of the product, which should be available from Q4 2021.
  • Enics Schweiz AG has started discussions with the works council at the Turgi, CH, plant to restructure the plant. The entire relocation of production to other Enics plants is planned by the end of 2022, which would affect 125 employees, mainly in production. The plant would then be driven back to a product development center.
  • Turck Duotec GmbH, Halver, D, and Prettl Electronics GmbH, Radeberg, D, are forming a joint venture in the field of industrial IoT solutions. Duotec contributes its know-how from sensor technology and Prettl its knowledge in the field of wireless solutions.
  • Katek SE goes public. The IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard is planned under the management of the banking house Hauck & Aufhäuser. The total placement volume is expected to be between EUR 83 million and EUR 103 million. The aim is to achieve a free float of between 29 and 33%. Initial listing is planned for May 4, 2021.
  • Kitron ASA, Billingstadt, N, closed the first quarter of 21 with sales of NOK 938 million (~ EUR 93.46 million). This is an increase of 7% compared to the same period last year. The EBIT was 7.0% (6.7% in the previous year).
  • Enics has opened its first 10,000m² facility in Senai, Johor, Malaysia. In the plant, orders from industrial electronics are to be produced cost-effectively in large numbers.
  • Neways Electronics International NV, Son, NL, reports sales of EUR 119.2 million in the first quarter of 21, a decrease of 6.2% compared to the same period last year. Incoming orders rose by 42% (EUR 168.4 million) in the same period, a B2B of 1.41. The order backlog is now at EUR 273.7 million, which corresponds to a theoretical range of approx. 209 days.
  • Note AB, Stockholm, S, achieved sales of 502 million SEK (~ 49.6 million euros) in the first quarter of 21. This corresponds to a growth of 11% compared to the same period of the previous year. The net profit after taxes rose by 37% to 31 million SEK (~ 3.06 million euros), a net return of almost 6.2%. The share is currently experiencing a soaring.
  • EPSa Elektronik & Präzisionsbau Saalfeld GmbH, Saalfeld, Thuringia, D, has with Dr. Werner Maiwald received a new co-partner who took over the shares in Süd Beteiligungen GmbH, Stuttgart. Dr. Maiwald was the founder, majority shareholder and managing director of BuS Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG in Riesa, Saxony, D, which he sold to Neways Electronics International NV in 2014. EPSa GmbH also announces that it will open a branch in Decin, Czech Republic in the 3rd quarter of 2021. This location is not new for Dr. Maiwald, because BuS Elektronik had already opened a branch in Decin in 2012.
  • Data4PCB has published the new Pan-European B2B Statistics of the European printed circuit board manufacturers. Interested parties please contact info@data4pcb.com.