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If you’re a regular visitor to our web site, you may have noticed an important change. We now have a whole section dedicated to Abaco Manufacturing Services (AMS).

But just because it’s just appeared doesn’t mean that this is a new venture for us. You won’t be surprised to hear that, given the nature of our business and the markets/customers we serve, we’ve developed world class manufacturing capabilities—particularly when it comes to the manufacture of complex, rugged, safety-critical electronics. From our earliest days, there have been customers who didn’t want one of our “price book” products—but they did want to leverage the expertise behind the way we designed and built them.

As such, our contract electronics manufacturing capability has long played an integral role in our business—and in that of many other organizations, for whom it’s become as invaluable resource as it is to us. It’s a source of real strength—competitive advantage—to them as it is to us. 

So: formerly known as Foundation Technology, we’ve taken the decision to integrate it fully within the Abaco brand—not least because of the synergies it offers to many of our customers.

AMS has been in the business of manufacturing high performance, high reliability boards and systems for demanding customers for over three decades. Its expertise is deployed in a broad range of markets—not just military/aerospace, but also medical, industrial, security—and even NASA and Formula One motor racing.

No compromise

Those organizations value no-compromise performance and reliability. They also value the competitive advantage that comes with minimizing time-to-market and cost. Those attributes are central to the AMS business.

What brings those customers back to AMS time and again for their contract manufacturing needs is AMS’s absolute commitment to quality. With ISO 9001, ISO 14001 accreditation as well as the BSI Kitemark, that commitment is undeniable. 

They also come back because of AMS’s unique commitment to partnership. The AMS team can advise on a broad range of subjects, including design for manufacturability, production prototyping, test strategies and sourcing options. 

AMS is also a highly flexible partner who can manufacture a single unit or 1,000 units; who can provide board assembly or system-level build; who can undertake as little or as much as each program requires.

Customers also value what AMS’s investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing systems brings to their programs, with a high level of leading edge equipment deployed at its UK-based facility for the manufacture of extremely advanced electronic surface mount printed circuit boards.

AMS’s mastery of supply chain logistics also brings huge advantages in helping customers obtain the right part, in the right place, at the right time, at the right price and at the right quality. Flexible and innovative supply chain processes provide fundamental differentiation in aggressive markets—to the benefit of customers, whether they need full procurement, part procurement or assembly-only from free issue kits.

Abaco Manufacturing Services is a significant asset to our business. It could be the same for yours. If you’re looking for contract electronics manufacturing services, you can find out more here.


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Rubin Dhillon

Rubin has spent over 20 years in the embedded computing world, in roles ranging from support to sales to product management and even garbage collector. He experienced the huge growth (and crash) of the telecom industry, and he's spent time dabbling in medical, industrial, transportation and military applications. Rubin figured he has so many stories to tell, he should get into marketing and so he is now our VP of Marketing. Connect with Rubin on LinkedIn and he'll explain the "garbage collector" story…

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