Ever since ESCATEC first opened in 1974, our focus has been on our customers. Their success is our success. By delivering as we promise, we continuously create trust and build mutually successful long-term relationships.
With this trust, we’ve grown in expertise, technology and size to what we are today: a team of over 3000 highly trained and committed employees in Penang and Johor Bahru, Malaysia; in Heerbrugg, Switzerland; Lutterworth, United Kingdom; and Chomutov, Czech Republic. We are all united by a passion for customer service. What makes us stand out is our extraordinary people and customer focus.
We take pride in solving our customers’ challenges. It drives us to continually improve and enhance our capabilities and is why our customers value us as a key strategic partner.
ESCATEC is a privately owned company that has been profitable for over 48 years with minimum external financing. Our solid financial foundations allow us to react quickly to opportunities as the world changes. Because we strategically move forward with great management, we’ll be around for generations to come.
By working hard, we’ve evolved from a small EMS manufacturing contractor to a multinational organisation providing complete solutions for industry leading OEMs – from concept to delivery.
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Markus Walther, Xavier Arreguit, Christophe Albin,
Charles-Alexandre Albin, Joe Lahra
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
DIRECTOR CUSTOMER SERVICES
Pei Fern Lim
DIRECTOR CORPORATE PROCUREMENT
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR BUSINESS PROCESSES
DIRECTOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Excellent quality is essential to what we do and the basis for our customers’ trust. The quality we deliver complies to standards and regulations recognised all over the world. To achieve this, we have created standards and procedures, which are applied throughout the groups' facilities. These are the basis for all processes and compliance. We make no compromises and continuously challenge ourselves to improve, ensuring we all do our part to reach the goal of zero defects.
In addition, ESCATEC has developed robust standard operating procedures and processes to support ATEX projects in accordance with ISO/IEC 80079-34, and manufacturing activities are carried out according to IPC-A-610 class 2 or class 3 levels.
Our values define who we are and how we operate. They set our standards, are integrated into all our business processes and are the key to mutual success with our customers.
We recognise our customers’ ever-changing requirements and respond to them quickly. We consistently deliver the best possible service, expertise, quality, lead times, and cost efficiency. Our customer relationships are based on commitment, mutual trust, collaboration and co-evolution.
We are a committed group of people, taking pride in our work and operating in a creative environment that supports and fosters development and fulfilment, both as a team and as individuals. Initiative, sharing of ideas, empowerment, accountability and responsibility form the basis for the entrepreneurial spirit that is valued at ESCATEC. We respect and value our colleagues and recognise and reward good performance.
We invest in developing our personnel and are committed to continuously implementing improved methods and systems.
We conduct our business with uncompromising integrity, providing a safe, clean and ethical workplace, taking care of the environment under our influence and contributing to our community.
We are committed to our goals of managed revenue growth and consistent profitability of the Group through prudent and successful business practices.
ESCATEC enables improved customer satisfaction, higher quality and faster time to market by our:
Today’s world continues to present highly complex challenges with partners and services interconnected globally. The importance of corporate governance and fostering a successful company culture continues to grow daily.
ESCATEC is committed to good corporate governance. It sets our long term strategy and ensures lasting value and success for our customers and partners.
These polices help us to align business operations and values between our company, our partners and our customers. With it, we create an environment of trust, transparency and integrity for mutual sustainable growth.
“Our commitment to compliance and governance not only minimises risks but also gives ESCATEC customers the assurance that their brands are safe with us.”Benjamin KhorCORPORATE REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Our Human Resource policy is developed with great respect to fundamental human and labour rights. It ensures that we provide a safe and high standard place of work. The objectives of our Human Resources policy are to:
We do business in a responsible way. We require all our partners to comply with the ESCATEC Group code of conduct and fulfil local governmental rules and regulations.
Our Corporate Responsibility and business ethics have been nurtured at every level of the company as well as in our engagement with external stakeholders. As a Swiss-owned company, we are committed to upholding the highest standard of ethical values, culture, and responsibility found in our code of conduct, outlined in our corporate policy. We also expect the same from our suppliers.
Our focus on acquiring only the best talent and empowering them to excel has made us one of the world’s leading EMS companies.
ESCATEC social and environmental responsibility principles are guided by the EICC Code of Conduct, whose requirements we continuously strive to achieve.
We conduct our business with uncompromising integrity, providing a safe, clean and ethical workplace, taking care of the environment under our influence and contributing to our community. We have nurtured a fair, impartiality, with integrity over the years.
The ESCATEC Group Code of Conduct and Ethical Business Policy (Ethics Policy) has been established to promote honest and ethical conduct, including fair dealing and the ethical handling of situations of potential confl ict of interest.
ESCATEC Quality Policy is designed to ensure that all operations are planned and executed in accordance with international legislation and internationally recognized quality standards, underwritten by the following key objectives:
ESCATEC joined as member of the United Nations Global Compact in June 2013, a treaty based on the ten principles of which cover human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption.
We intend to advance those principles within its sphere of influence. ESCATEC is committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of the company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations.
Conflict Minerals refers to tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold and their derivatives columbite-tantalite (coltan), cassiterite, gold and wolframite. These minerals, commonly known as the 3TG (tin, tantalum and gold), have been determined by the US Secretary of State to be financing armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and bordering countries (Covered Countries).
In August 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final rule under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Conflict Minerals Rule). This rule requires public trading companies to annually report 3TG(s) and their origin, used in products they manufacture. This disclosure greatly reduces the profits of armed groups in the DRC and Covered Countries and protects human rights, labour abuses and environmental degradation.
In addition, the European Union has issued a Conflict Minerals regulation under Regulation (EU) 2017/821, which will take effect as of January 1, 2021. This new regulation is based on well-established rules from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OEDC) and will support EU-based customers wanting to stem the trading of Conflict Minerals.
As an active member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), ESCATEC fully supports the goals of ending violence, human rights violations and environmental damage in the Covered Countries. Therefore, ESCATEC is committed to comply with all applicable legal requirements under the US Conflict Minerals Rule and EU Conflict Minerals Regulation.
Our overall conflict minerals program is based on the OECD Guidance and we cooperatively work with our customers and supply chain partners/suppliers in implementing Conflict Minerals compliance programs.
We expect all of our supply chain partners/suppliers to provide us with completed conflict minerals declarations using the latest Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)/Global e-sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Conflict Minerals reporting template either through our compliance partner(s) or directly with our purchasing/procurement teams. We will reconsider our willingness to partner with or continue business with any supply chain partners/suppliers who do not comply with these expectations.