Vancouver, B.C. – October 3, 2012 – Creation Technologies, a leader in providing tailored electronics manufacturing and design solutions to OEMs, has expanded its global manufacturing presence with today’s announcement of the acquisition of Aisling Industries of Mexicali, Mexico and El Centro, California.
Creation Technologies has long been committed to providing the resources and flexibility to ensure the success of its customers selling into multiple global markets. With this acquisition, Creation adds its first location in Mexico to the twelve manufacturing facilities and two design centers it currently operates across Canada, the USA and China.
"Expanding our footprint into Mexico has been a strategic priority for some time now,” said Creation Technologies President & Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Tymos. “This acquisition allows us to offer ‘Right-Shore’ manufacturing to OEMs selling complex products into North American end markets.
“Though we have offered an Asian manufacturing alternative since 2008, certain of our customers have also requested a low-cost North American solution. We see Mexicali as an ideal location and we’re delighted to be welcoming the skilled people and loyal customers of Aisling into the Creation family.”
“With our expanding customer base and our customers’ evolving needs, it is important that we continue to grow and evolve with them,” said Doug Besse, Regional Leader—South. “OEMs with high-labor-content products, and requiring manufacturing proximity to their North American customers, will benefit from our new Mexico business unit while enjoying the advantages of our Customer-Focused Team model.”
The Aisling manufacturing facility, now renamed Creation Technologies – Mexicali, has over 200 dedicated people. Creation’s plans call for the business unit to be relocated to a new 125,000 square foot facility later this year, and will embrace the same culture and Lean processes that have made Creation the EMS leader it is today.
Aisling Industries was founded in 1982 by Michael Logue. Over the past three decades, the company has grown into a premium quality electronics manufacturer, providing printed circuit board assemblies, harnesses, transformers and finished products to customers in the Industrial, Medical, Defense, and Automotive markets.
“We are very excited about this next step for us,” said Logue. “Though I’ll still be involved with the new operation as Project Integration Leader, I’d like to thank everyone who has been so supportive over the years and to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude. Our people and customers will now become part of an excellent organization with the resources and leadership to enhance the services we provide.”
With the company for 18 years, Aisling VP, Sergio Quiroz, becomes General Manager of the Mexicali Business Unit and will be responsible for overseeing its growth, working closely with Michael Logue as it integrates into the Creation family. Quiroz will work with Doug Besse as part of Creation’s South Region.
“Belonging to a respected company like Creation Technologies strengthens our capabilities and enhances our ability to continue serving our current customer base, while providing an improved work environment for our people,” said Quiroz. “We are excited to join a company with core values in sync with our own.”
About Creation Technologies
Creation Technologies is a Global Top-25 and North American Top-10 Electronics Manufacturing
Services (EMS) provider focused on building premier customer relationships with companies in the Instrumentation & Industrial, Medical, Wireless & Communications, Security & Environment, Defense, Multimedia & Computers and Transportation markets.
Creation provides start-to-finish manufacturing and supply chain solutions—from design and new product development to final integration, product distribution and after-market services—to its customers across North America and worldwide.
Creation’s financial strength, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to ongoing investment in its technical capabilities have created a highly stable partner for original equipment manufacturers.
With its acquisition of Aisling Industries, the company of 3,000 people operates 13 manufacturing locations and 2 design centers, with locations in British Columbia, California, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario, China and Mexico.
More information on Creation Technologies can be found at www.creationtech.com.
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