TT Electronics, a UK-based major manufacturer of engineered electronics including many magnetic components, has recently expanded and reorganized some of its operations with new facilities in North America and Malaysia.
The company is consolidating its North American sensors and specialist components operations and moving into a new, purpose-built facility in Plano, Texas, near Dallas. The new location will support administrative, R&D, engineering, and manufacturing functions for the company’s optoelectronic sensors and resistors business. A phased opening was planned to begin at the end of April, with the current Carrollton, Texas optoelectronics office and design center relocating to the new facility. The production of thick film resistors will move from TT sites in Barbados and Corpus Christi, Texas, to the company’s recently upgraded Bedlington, UK facility. The production of thin film resistors will also be moving to the new Plano site.
“Consolidating our operations will improve the ease and speed at which our customers are able to conduct business with us,” said Stewart Partridge, vice president and general manager of sensors and specialist components. The new 60,000 sq. ft. building at Plano will be configured to facilitate both dry and wet processes. With the transition to this new location, the company is also looking to add new talent to the group, including positions in engineering.
In Malaysia, the company opened a new manufacturing facility in Puantang last year, creating a new global supply chain option for advanced electronics manufacturing and complementing other TT operations in China, Europe, and North America. Despite the pandemic, it was able to accelerate the start-up of its Kuantan operations by using innovative virtual set up and training sessions. The facility completed initial inspection units for a life sciences customer in May with the subsequent pilot going live in July.
“This is a major milestone in our journey to expand our footprint in Southeast Asia. Ramping programs into full production exhibits the site’s capability while demonstrating the potential for future expansion,” commented Michael Leahan, executive vice president for power solutions and global manufacturing. For more info, see www.ttelectronics.com.