Box Build Assembly

ESCATEC specialise in the production of complex sub-assemblies and finished, tested, products. We offer turnkey electronics, mechatronics, cabinet assembly, full system integration and test solutions.

Two hands wearing white gloves placing an electronic component on a rectangular green printed circuit board mounted inside a small white plastic casing.
A row of part-built gas measurement desktop machines consisting of multiple green PCBAs, cable assemblies and precision metalwork waiting for the next stage of assembly.
Two black metal enclosures housing green PCBAs with cables assembled.
A close up of two hands wearing white gloves assembling part of a white hand-held medical device on a bench in front of test equipment and a black box with an ESCATEC sticker on it.
A close up of a green PCBA consisting of lots of semiconductors and wires along with a large black heatsink and fan assembly.
A female production operative wearing blue clothing working on the assembly line surrounded by large black kiosks with touchscreen displays.
Two male production operatives working together holding the top half of a wooden packaging crate preparing to securely package a large and heavy electrical appliance sitting on a wooden pallet.
Close up image of the rear of a complex desktop computer control system showing lots of electronic connector ports and cables.
A close up image of a man picking up a black metal enclosure with five connector ports on the back.

The term box build can mean different things to different people. From fitting PCBAs into simple enclosures with interfaces and displays, through to complex machines consisting of thousands of individual parts. Most of the box builds we undertake at ESCATEC incorporate at least one printed circuit board assembly and we manufacture a wide range of custom cable solutions at both prototype and production volumes in-house.

ESCATEC's box build assembly and mechanical engineering capabilities are integral to our turnkey electronics manufacturing solutions. Our team have decades of engineering and production experience delivering small and medium sized ‘benchtop’ products through to custom cabinets and kiosks. 

Complementing our PCB assembly services, ESCATEC's box build assembly services are part of a comprehensive array of electronic, mechatronics, cabinet assembly and full system integration services.

Our box build capability and supply chain experience includes:

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Plastic and metal enclosures

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Touch screen display units

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Optical readers

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Bar code scanners

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Wiring looms and cable harnessing

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Electro-pneumatic assembly

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Heat management and ventilation

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High voltage installation and test

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Software load and test

Agile production tailored to your needs

We offer fully tailored, flexible, configure-to-order, system integration and test services. We have considerable expertise in setting up flexible lean lines, across our global facilities and creating custom packaging solutions to ensure products work right first time, out of the box.

The lean lines we set up provide a total turnkey manufacturing environment for highly configurable, complex, box build products. They are typically two to ten position, fast changeover lines, that can deliver a responsive solution when demand is dynamic, but lead-times are short.


Our purchasing, logistics, inventory control and production engineering groups work together to deliver the highest levels of service in a demanding part of the electronics manufacturing services sector. We have a track record of excellence for on-time/in full (OTIF) delivery.

Our global manufacturing facilities can offer you lean process design, leading to dedicated production lines or flexible cell manufacturing, incorporating assembly, test and packing with full traceability. This is supported by extensive engineering expertise in electronics, electrical, and mechanical assembly. All production processes, and dedicated production fixtures can be designed and made as required.


The Ideal Box Build Assembly Partner

Lacking build data internally or trapped by your current supplier? ESCATEC can reverse engineer your product and create detailed build and test documentation from scratch using a golden sample as reference. 

Going beyond the remit of a typical box build assembly process, ESCATEC’s, design, engineering and manufacturing teams are experienced in the production of complex mechatronics products. These are better described as machines rather than products. They require bespoke configuration; 19" rack sub-systems need to be assembled, and custom hard-wired cabinet assemblies delivered.

In addition to producing and integrating custom PCB assemblies, we can also procure all the necessary parts. These include pneumatics, PLCs, switches, timers,  and encoders; as well as plastics, custom metalwork, and machined products.

ESCATEC offer a total manufacturing solution. We take you from product design and supply chain management, through to industrialisation, prototype build and volume production.  We establish agile, mechatronics assembly, configuration and test processes, to ensure world class performance levels for quality and OTIF.

Expertise exceeding expectations

ESCATEC's manufacturing capabilities are complemented by enhanced support services for our clients, such as design and development support, test solutions, sophisticated supply chain management, postponement manufacturing and direct-ship outbound logistics.


PCB Assembly

We support customers from the prototype and industrialisation stages, through to the ongoing manufacture of complex, multi-technology PCBAs, in low, medium and high volumes.


Box Build Assembly

We're experts in complex sub-assemblies and finished, tested, products. We offer turnkey electronics, mechatronics, cabinet assembly, system integration & test solutions.


Control Cabinet Build

ESCATEC delivers a broad range of options for customers requiring rack system development, from single front panel assembly to a full custom control cabinet.


Cables and Looms

ESCATEC offers straightforward looms through to multi-component assemblies and complex wiring harnesses to support box build and mechatronics demand.



ESCATEC offers a wide range of mechatronics solutions and supply chain experience - everything from ‘benchtop’ products through to ‘large format’ electro-mechanical machines. 


Test Solutions

A proven method of electronics manufacturing defect detection and prevention, flying probe testing also eliminates the requirement for dedicated fixturing.


Plastic Injection Moulding

At ESCATEC we use cutting-edge technology and equipment, to ensure that every injection moulding project we undertake meets the highest standards of quality and precision. 



Our experienced teams design, develop and manufacture high performance LED, laser, and lighting solutions. We ensure micro-optic needs for complex MOEMS products are met and delivered.


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