Reptron Electronics, Inc. announces new manufacturing relationship with clear-com
Aug 10, 2004
Reptron Electronics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPRN) announced the signing of a multi-million dollar relationship with new customer Clear-Com Communication Systems whereby Reptron's Tampa facility will build an array of electronic sub-assemblies for the communication systems provider.
"This is an important business development for Reptron that increases our capacity to provide manufacturing services for the communications industry sector," said Bonnie Fena, President of Reptron Manufacturing Services. "The establishment of this partnership with California-based Clear-Com signals that Reptron is a provider of choice to large systems houses."
"Reptron is now in the pre-production engineering phase on the contract. Full production is expected to ramp up by the end of 2004," said Fena.
Reptron will build 150 different sub-assemblies and printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support Clear-Com's wired and wireless intercommunications products. Much of the current phase of work entails plans for converting the various PCBs from pin-through-holes manufacturing techniques to surface mount technology, which offers significant advances in quality and efficiency.