Pivot International Acquires A2E Limited

Pivot International acquires A2E Limited to expand its global capabilities for electronics hardware and software design services as well as manufacturing capabilities. A2E Limited, based in Livingston in the Edinburgh, Scotland region is an award-winning design and engineering solutions firm in the oil and gas, defense and security, smart energy, medical and life science industries.

With the acquisition of A2E Limited, Pivot International now boasts a talented global roster of over 100 product design engineers, and an overall global organization of over 650 associates, which encompasses facilities throughout US, UK, and Asia.

A2E Limited, a 17-year-old company, has extensive development capabilities for hardware and software. The product design expertise includes ATEX experience that includes systems certified for intrinsically safe environments, along with high temperature and pressure solutions. The company specializes in single-source solutions, from concept development and design, prototype testing to design for manufacturing (DFM).

Mark Dohnalek, President and CEO describes the company’s growth strategy as “an aggressive calibrated approach to organic and acquired competencies and capacity, expertise and assets to help customers meet market needs and global clients needs most effectively. Over the last five years, we have an annual growth of 141%, increased our staff from 136 to 650, and have facilities in 10 locations around the world. This approach ensures that we are able to respond to needs and changes such as the imposition of China taxes and tariffs with speed and agility by providing alternative options and solutions for our clients. We have also invested in SMT mirrored technology in US and Asia so that we can simultaneously manufacture products in two continents to optimize output and respond to challenges or opportunities.”

David Ross, Managing Director of A2E Limited, says that the acquisition “will help serve our clients with expanded team of experts, capabilities, resources and locations globally. We are very optimistic about our affiliation with Pivot and its effect for our clients and our employees.”

Pivot International continues to build its portfolio of brands, talent and resources around the world with offices in the US, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, to support the European market, as well as offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Manila to support the Asian market along with its global supply chain and company-owned manufacturing operations. Pivot’s company-owned global resources provide a unique ability to engage the world’s top talent to design, develop and engineer a wide range of products coupled with the world’s most efficient and effective manufacturing offering 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 affirms, “I am committed to ensuring that Pivot has the global capabilities to design and 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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