Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

Pivot International has expanded its manufacturing capacity with a strategic investment in Surface Mount Technology (SMT) to secure its position as an industry leader in the designing, engineering and manufacturing of electronics industry in the US and in Asia. The investment includes the installation of two mirrored Samsung high-speed SMT lines in the Omaha, NE and in the Philippines, Manila, South Asia manufacturing facilities.

SMT technology is the newest, most effective and efficient electronic manufacturing solution, especially for small formats. It is utilized in virtually all commercial, industrial and consumer products with electronic features ranging from phones to computers, tablets, coffee makers, automobiles, ioT, biometric and medical products. Surface-mount technology (SMT) is a method for producing electronic circuits in which the components are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). An electronic device so made is called a surface-mount device (SMD).

The automated SMT technology makes manufacturing highly efficient and consistent resulting in the most accurate execution of high-volume production. Pivot installed one SMT line in its Omaha, NE facility and the other in the Philippines, Manila, Asia facility. The mirrored lines are identical and can perform simultaneously with same specifications to maximize manufacturing volume. The mirrored technology is advantageous for customers who distribute globally, saving time and money on shipping to the destination from the closest manufacturing facility. This gives clients the assurance that their product manufacturing is failure-proof protecting customers’ manufacturing needs from natural disasters such as fires or floods, human incidents such as strikes or political/economic or implications such as tariff impositions or currency fluctuation. Pivot can switch or adjust the manufacturing instantaneously using the same equipment and specs in US and in Asia. The mirrored lines share a server and database that can run the same manufacturing on two continents simultaneously.

Mark Dohnalek, President and CEO of Pivot International states “This strategic investment expands our global manufacturing capacity and ensures that we are the expert of choice for the highest quality, efficient, consistent production with safeguards to deliver uninterrupted SMT products.”

Mark Dohnalek describes the company’s growth strategy as “an aggressive calibrated approach to growth of capacity, expertise and assets in order to help customers meet market needs with Pivot’s global process and resources most effectively.”

In order to support the global markets and serve customers in all geographies around the world, Pivot International continues to build its portfolio of brands, talent and resources with offices in the US, London and Glasgow, UK, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Pivot continues to expand its US national sales force, as well as continues to build company-owned manufacturing plants in the US and Asia. Pivot’s company-owned global resources provide a unique ability to engage the world’s top talent to develop and engineer product and the world’s most efficient and effective manufacturer for any product format.

Pivot has a 47-year track record of outstanding performance, innovation, quality and design, engineering and manufacturing as a single-source expert serving clients in a broad range of industries including biometric/security products, wearable technology, touchscreen technology, medical, wireless, fitness, electronic components, agriculture, building operations and consumer products.

Mark Dohnalek, President & CEO affirms, “I am committed to ensuring that Pivot has the global capabilities to manufacture in the US, UK and Asia so that we can deliver the most efficient solution for our clients all over the world.”

About Pivot EDM
Electronic Design and Manufacturing (EDM) was founded in 1979 as a division of Nebraska Electronics Inc. to provide high quality electronics manufacturing in the Midwest. During our 30 years of business, EDM has grown to become a premiere national ISO 9001:2015 registered full service Custom and Contract Manufacturing Company, specializing in the manufacture of electronic assemblies and thru hole and surface mount circuit boards.

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