Elcoteq SE, a global provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for the communications technology industry, is moving to new facilities in Manaus, Brazil and Juarez, Mexico this month. Relocating to these new premises enhances the manufacturing and office space, and enables the company to provide state-of-the-art services to its present and future customers in the Americas and will complement its other sites in the Americas, located in Monterrey, Mexico and in Texas, US.

The company established its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elcoteq da Amazonia Ltda., in Manaus in the fall of 2004 with a 1500 m2 plant. The new site has 5000 m2 of space and when fully utilized is expected to accommodate up to 800 employees to support manufacturing and supply chain services for communications technology companies that sell products in Brazil or export them to other Latin American countries. The new Juarez facility is a result of the acquisition of Thomson’s set-top box manufacturing operation and will produce communications network equipment and set-top boxes, along with test development services. The plant takes up 13,745 m2 and employs approximately 1600 people.

Elcoteq Americas president, Doug Brenner commented, “Companies looking to outsource their product manufacturing and related activities to our plants in Brazil or Mexico will find the same high standards, quality manufacturing and supply chain services as can be found throughout Elcoteq’s global service network. All Elcoteq’s volume manufacturing plants are located in cost-competitive locations, close to the main end-markets in China, India, Mexico, Estonia, Hungary and Russia.”