November 22, 2021
HOUSTON—Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider Alert Tech has launched a new surface mount technology (SMT) division that specializes in low-volume printed circuit board (PCB) development and assembly, the company said in a press release.
The new division, Alert Tech SMT, offers clients a streamlined contract manufacturing process that prioritizes agility and customer service. Such processes are in high demand, yet in short supply in a rapidly expanding industry, according to Alert Tech. The company said its team understands the growing demand for high-quality domestic contract manufacturing in low-to mid-sized volumes.
Originally founded as a retail technology company in 1992, the Alert Tech grew from a burgeoning start-up to a prominent provider of customizable solutions and full box builds. Over the years, the firm witnessed growing demand for small-batch runs and experienced the challenges of trying to source parts for low-volume production without sacrificing speed or quality. Motivated to find a better solution, Alert Tech moved the work in-house to provide a more seamless experience for its customers.
“I know how hard it is to get attention as a low-volume customer when contract manufacturers are focused on massive builds,” said Brian Laney, vice president of sales and product at Alert Tech SMT, in the release. “We set out to be the contract manufacturer we wished we had. With so much human expertise in house and large investments in production equipment, Alert Tech SMT is a top-tier choice for those looking to onshore their production, save on tariffing, improve logistics, and gain quality collaboration.”
Today, Alert Tech SMT brings decades of experience in technology development to support clients in the aerospace, oil and gas, industrial tech, military and defense, and non-invasive medical device industries. Its team of in-house engineers includes “leaders from some of the biggest names in contract manufacturing,” according to the release. The company also has an ISO9001 certificate and an International Sourcing Office to provide boots-on-the-ground quality control in China.
With these elements in place, Alert Tech SMT can provide an efficient, service-driven, and agile experience for clients in need of prototyping, box builds, and turnkey assemblies, the company said.
“The value we can bring to domestic manufacturers is enormous,” said Laney, in a statement, adding that customer service is at the core of each project. “We’re going to make our customers happy; it’s in our DNA. Aside from our culture of customer satisfaction and our commitment to continual improvement, we have adopted and implemented the best systems for quality and traceability that exist in the market.”
Alert Tech SMT employs an integrated five-step process that prioritizes efficiency and accuracy. It is said to make it simple for clients across industries to upload design and material files, track progress throughout the development, fabrication, and testing stages, and receive completed materials quickly. Post-build project reports are also available, the company said.
Alert Tech’s services and areas of expertise are reported to include part sourcing and qualification, integrated board design, inspection, quality control, obsolescence and end of life (OEL) redesign, and FCC certification consulting.