ATLANTA—East West Manufacturing, LLC, recently reported that it has acquired Varitron, Inc., a provider of integrated electronics manufacturing services, including advanced printed circuit board assemblies, box-build assemblies, testing, and new product introduction (NPI) services. East West is a global design, manufacturing, and distribution services partner for original equipment manufacturers and distributors throughout North America and Europe. Varitron, founded in 1991, operates four facilities in and around Montreal, Canada.
The acquisition further enhances the growth of Atlanta-based East West by adding a well-established nearshore operation in Canada. It advances East West’s strategic focus on growing its North American electronics manufacturing capabilities, the company said in a release.
East West Co-founder and CEO Scott Ellyson said in the release that the company is excited to partner with Varitron to expand East West’s integrated design, manufacturing, and distribution services into Canada.
“Varitron has an extraordinary reputation for putting customers first and has an established presence for innovation in a variety of high-growth sectors, such as medical, industrial, telecommunications, and defense,” Ellyson said. “Varitron allows us to offer our customers even greater nearshore, higher mix, lower volume, quick turn electronic manufacturing services. With the addition of Varitron’s rapid prototyping and strong R&D capabilities, and our collective design, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities, we can support customers from product inception to full-scale production on a global basis.”
East West Board Member Bob Nardelli said, “Expanding the company’s operations to Canada is another important step in our strategy of building our portfolio by offering diverse solutions to our growing customer base around the world.”
Alex Mammen, Heritage Growth Partners founder and East West board member, added, “The addition of Varitron, our first acquisition in Canada, provides East West with the ability to continue to marry its high-volume international design, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities with a well-respected, North American manufacturer to address a variety of customer growth objectives and supply chain diversification needs. We expect the East West-Varitron combination to gain significant market share through these expanded capabilities, particularly within the growing public and private innovation centers in Montreal and throughout Canada.”
“The existing leadership team and associates here at Varitron are excited about becoming part of the East West family and will continue in their current roles in support of our customers,” said Michel Farley, founder and chairman of the board of Varitron, in the release. “While it maintains its Montreal leadership team, the combined company will allow our customers access to increased resources, expertise, and production, allowing us to further support their growth!”
East West Manufacturing, founded in 2001, has domestic operations in Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, as well as international operations in Costa Rica, Vietnam, China, and India. The company leverages a global design team, transparent supply chain, on-site quality control, and flexible logistics systems in an effort to provide its customers with superior products and competitive cost advantages. East West said that it offers a differentiated breadth of onshore, nearshore, and offshore design, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities to serve customer needs ranging from new product design to full scale production and distribution.
Varitron is an advanced electronics manufacturer of high mix, high complexity, low-to-medium volume products that specializes in box builds, PCB assembly, NPI, prototyping, supply chain management, system integration, and testing services. Industries served by the company include networking, optics, transportation, automation, telecommunications, medical, industrial equipment, and defense. Varitron is an ISO 9001 certified company based in Montreal, with facilities in Saint-Hubert, Granby, Mirabel, and Bromont.