Invotec Group, a leading European manufacturer of high-technology PCBs, has announced that it is strengthening its strategic partnership with Printed Electronics (PEL) by acquiring a shareholding in the additive electronics and integration specialists. With customers in the aerospace, defence, avionics, industrial, medical, telecommunications infrastructure and security sectors the partnership aims to integrate a number of complementary developments and manufacturing techniques in the digital fabrication of electronic circuits and devices.
The printed electronics industry is expected to enable widespread, flexible and lightweight electronics and to help electronics and sensors to be embedded into a multitude of new products. PEL specialise in bringing Printed Electronic applications from design to realisation.
Managing Director, Tim Tatton commented, “We began working with PEL on their very first project in 2006 and have maintained close technology links since this time. They established a site presence at our Tamworth factory in 2010. There is natural synergy in terms of an extension to Invotec”s existing portfolio of complex & high reliability PCB services across common market sectors and customers. It’s vital for Invotec to maintain excellence in innovation and I’m delighted that through this partnership, Invotec and PEL can now offer capability in this global emerging market.”
PEL’s Technical Director, Dr Neil Chilton stated, “Our extensive technology portfolio, built through long experience in the field of printed and digital electronics, is highly complementary to that of Invotec. Expanding our state-of-the-art facilities within the Invotec site has enabled us to work closely with mutual customers whilst maintaining a strong focus on product and technology development”.