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East/West Wins "Newcomer of the Year" in 2023 Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Round Rock Chamber's 55th Annual Business Awards Honors Local Businesses

ROUND ROCK, Texas, February 15, 2023  - East/West Manufacturing Enterprises (East/West), a leading electronics contract manufacturer, today announced that it had been named the winner of the "Newcomer of the Year Award" in the Round Rock Chamber's annual business awards event. East/West was previously named as a finalist for the "Newcomer of the Year" Award, and at the awards event held on February 15th, East/West was announced the winner.

 

The Newcomer of the Year is awarded to a company that is new to the Round Rock community and is a model for demonstrating a positive impact for Round Rock's business community.

"As a 'new to Round Rock' business, were honored to be named as the Newcomer of the Year" said Andy Salo, CEO of East/West Manufacturing Enterprises. "We enjoy the opportunity to contribute to Round Rock including participating in the Teacher's Externship Program and the Chamber's Defense Advisory Task Force. We love being a part of the Round Rock business community."

About East/West Manufacturing Enterprises

East/West provides industry-leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries such as industrial and commercial OEMs, medical, automotive, and military-related device manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Round Rock Texas, after building a new 43,000-square-foot production facility and relocating from Austin in 2021. East/West's employees are IPC certified and have an average industry tenure of over 15 years. Facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, and AS9100D:2016, and the company is ITAR registered. Please visit www.ewme.com for more information.

 

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Year in Review: East/West Manufacturing Enterprises Announces Record Growth and Achievements in 2022
Annual Revenue Growth Over 50% the Last Two Years, New Facility, New Certifications, New Equipment

ROUND ROCK, Texas, January 17, 2023  - East/West Manufacturing Enterprises (East/West), a leading electronics contract manufacturer, today announced that it has achieved record annual revenue growth significantly higher than the broader industry for the last two years in a row. In 2021 and 2022, East/West grew revenue over 50% annually. Several new and existing customers, along with customer project size, contributed to the record growth.

Additional 2022 achievements include:

  • Built and completed the move into a new 43,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Round Rock, Texas

  • Added a new Hanwha Pick-and-Place SMT line with a placement speed of approximately 100,000 Components-Per-Hour (CPH)

  • Added Pemtron 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) capability

  • Renewed Quality Certifications for ISO-13485 Medical Devices and AS-9100 Aerospace and Defense

  • Renewed IPC-A-610 Certified Trainer and Application Specialist Certifications

  • Added over 20 employees to service our growing customer base

More recently in 2023, East/West has been named by the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce as a finalist for the "Newcomer of the Year" Award. The Newcomer of the Year is awarded to a company that is new to the Round Rock community and is a model for demonstrating a positive impact for Round Rock's business community.

"The team has done an amazing job of maintaining high quality and executing with efficiency, and these results are a testament to their hard work," said Andy Salo, CEO of East/West Manufacturing Enterprises. "We are excited to have added more large name brand customers to our already strong customer base. Our growth would not be possible without our outstanding customers and the attention to detail of our employees."

About East/West Manufacturing Enterprises

East/West provides industry-leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Assembly and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries such as industrial and commercial OEMs, medical, automotive, and military-related device manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Round Rock Texas, after building a new 43,000-square-foot production facility and relocating from Austin in 2021. East/West's employees are IPC certified and have an average industry tenure of over 15 years. Facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, and AS9100D:2016, and the company is ITAR registered. Please visit www.ewme.com for more information.

 

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East West Manufacturing Enterprises Expands with Hanwha Automation for High-Quality PCB Assembly

March 30, 2022   CYPRESS, CA — Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas, formerly Samsung C&T Automation, announces that it has partnered with East/West Manufacturing Enterprises (East/West) to increase high-quality PCB assembly in its manufacturing facility. 

East/West is a full-service electronic contract manufacturing company that produces high-quality PCBs, custom cables, and electrical/mechanical assemblies for many different industries globally. Headquartered in Round Rock, TX, the company provides industry-leading electronics manufacturing services and optimized supply chain solutions for customers in a range of industries including industrial and commercial OEMs, medical, automotive, and military-related device manufacturers.

East/West recently purchased a line solution from Hanwha Techwin for its new expanded facility. Andy Salo, East/West President & CEO, said, “We were moving into our new state-of-the-art 43,000 sq ft facility and needed to add a new SMT line to increase capacity. We looked at several SMT equipment vendor solutions, and chose multiple Hanwha Techwin Decan S1s for pick-and-place. Hanwha offered a very compelling solution for versatility, speed, and overall features including Aegis FactoryLogix NPI integration, offline programming and feeder verification. In fact, Hanwha provided a turnkey full line solution including an advanced Pemtron 3D SPI for solder paste inspection and a TSM Nitrogen Reflow Oven. We couldn’t be happier with the speed and overall capabilities of the new Hanwha SMT line.”

Jonny Nichols, Vice President of Marketing at Hanwha Techwin, added, “Congratulations to Andy Salo and team on their new facility and selection of advanced machinery for PCB assembly from Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas. The future of electronic manufacturing is certainly bright in the state of Texas as is the newly forged partnership between East/West and HTAA.”

With the highest performance among mounters in its class, the Decan S1 next-generation chip mounter accommodates both standard and large PCBs, providing optimal productivity for batch production, while improving actual productivity and placement quality and reducing loss rates. With a placement speed of 47,000 cph and accuracy of ±28 µm, the Decan S1 improves placement speeds of odd-shaped components by 25 percent. Additionally, the system improves simultaneous pick-up rates by arranging pocket positions automatically through communication between the machine and feeder.

Additionally, Hanwha’s Decan family of pick-and-place machinery delivers unparalleled price-performance with single and dual-gantry systems for chip shooting, flexible mounting and odd-form applications. Select models are available with Hanwha’s innovative conveyor modularity that provides single and dual lane processing to cost-efficiently address changes in production volumes when they occur.

 

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East/West Purchases SCS PrecisionCoat V Conformal Coating System

January 25, 2021  Austin, TX - East West Manufacturing Enterprises (East/West), a leading electronics contract manufacturer today announced that it has purchased the SCS PrecisionCoat V Conformal Coating and Dispense system from Specialty Coating Systems. The in-line capable system provides the company with an exceptional combination of speed, flexibility and productivity.

“Many customer projects have boards that require conformal coating, potting, or dispensing,” said Andy Salo, CEO of East/West. “We added high-speed conformal coating capability to increase efficiency for faster, high-quality conformal coating while reducing costs for customers. This is particularly useful for Aerospace, Defense, and Medical related projects.”

“We are pleased to help East/West with their conformal coating needs” said Hans Bok, Equipment Sales Manager at Specialty Coating Systems (SCS). “We were able to ship and help to install remotely, working within their strict Covid-19 protection protocols.”

The SCS PrecisionCoat V selective conformal coating and dispense system is a fully programmable, multi-purpose system that offers unparalleled programming for efficiency in automated material applications. SCS customers rely on the PrecisionCoat to precisely apply a wide range of materials, including 100% solids, solvent-based and water-based coatings. A robust and highly flexible coating line, PrecisionCoat systems offer manufacturers unmatched efficiency and accuracy for any conformal coating, dispensing and/or potting application.
 

 

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East/West Manufacturing Enterprises Achieves AS9100D Quality Certification for Aerospace and Defense Industries

Austin, TX – December 13, 2020– East West Manufacturing Enterprises (East/West), a leading full service Electronics Manufacturing Services company, is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100D and renewal of its ISO 9001:2015 certification. AS9100 certification is an aviation, space, and defense quality standard, based on the ISO 9001 quality management system, and supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). At the same time, the company also added IPC-A-620 (IPC/WHMA-A-620) Application Specialist to its list of certifications.

Adding AS9100 certification strengthens East/West’s competitive position and standardizes quality processes across the organization. AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the Aircraft, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry and AS9100 Rev. D is the most current standard. The standard provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. AS9100 is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and based upon ISO 9001.

Additionally, East/West became certified as an IPC/WHMA-A-620 Application Specialist for cable assemblies. These certifications added to already in-place quality management certifications for ISO 9001, ISO 13485 for medical devices, IPC-A-610 Certified Trainer for electronics manufacturing, and ITAR registration with the United States Department of State for the military.

“We are proud to achieve such prestigious certifications as AS9100D and IPC-A-620”, said Andy Salo, CEO of East/West, “As our customer base has continued to grow, so has the demand for even stricter and harder to achieve quality standards. We are committed to continuous quality improvement and a process-oriented approach to provide top-tier Electronics Manufacturing Services.”

 

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