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Lightning Circuits and Tappenden & Co Ltd. Announce partnership

Jul 31, 2012

New North American Company that specializes in Metal Circuit Production and Technology

Andrew Grisbrooke, Operations Director for Tappenden & Co Limited (TCL Group) and Rob Jeysman, President of Lightning Circuits have announced a new partnership between DK Thermal Ltd., a division of Tappenden & Co Ltd., and Lightning Circuits. The new company will be called DK Thermal (Canada) Ltd.

The new company, located in St Catharines, will specialize in Metal Circuit Production and Technology producing high technology metal core printed circuit boards often referred to as MPCBS, MCB,IMPCB, IMS or Aluminum Boards, used in a number of fast growing technologies including LED lighting, power, and automotive. Lightning Circuits will continue to produce more traditional printed circuit boards out of the same facility.

Commenting on the new venture Grisbrooke said, “We are delighted to now have a manufacturing facility on North America. We have done very well with our facilities in Asia and Europe and now with this St Catharine’s facility we will be able to provide our customers with a truly global solution. We have been selling our MPCBS in North America for the past several years with the intention of opening up local manufacturing when the time was right. And the right time is now.

Lighting President Rob Jeysman added, “I’m excited about the opportunity to partner with DK Thermal who have an excellent reputation in this technology. The kind of unique technology that they bring to the North American market is perfect for the new technologies being currently developed here. We are all very optimistic about the success of our endeavor."


DK Thermal is part of the TCL Group of Printed Circuit Board Companies, manufacturers for over 50 years. They specialize in the manufacture of Metal-based PCBs, often referred to as MPCBs, MCB, IMPCB, IMS, or Aluminium Boards. With manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America - they offer a one stop shop, from prototype to volume, across the globe. Their knowledge and wealth of experience enables them to offer in-depth advice regarding all aspects of manufacture, including the most suitable materials for their customers’ needs and the optimum approach for product/component cooling. DK Thermal is able to offer a complete service for your PCB requirements and, as the world’s leading up-to-date UL dielectrics holder, and boasting TS16949 accreditation, they are truly THE PROFESSIONALS' CHOICE.

Lightning Circuits is North America’s most reputable source for single sided printed circuit boards. With over forty years of specializing in print and etch technology. Lightning Circuits has a reputation for Quality manufacturing, reliable delivery and dependable service. They have a reputation for outstanding customer care and support and speedy and flexible response to design changes. Lightning offers cost-effective solutions to all of their customers printed circuit board needs.

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