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ESCATEC Implements More Automation To Benefit Customers
ESCATEC Switzerland provides a recent example of how more automation is benefitting the Group and its customers
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Patrick Macdonald is ESCATEC's New CEO
  Swiss-owned ESCATEC Group - a rising star in the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry - has announced the appointment of industry specialist, Patrick Macdonald, as its new Chief Executive Officer.   Patrick officially assumed his new role on 1st June 2020 and will be based at the ESCATEC Group’s Headquarters at the Bayan Lepas global electronics cluster on Penang Island, Malaysia.   Patrick is taking over the responsibilities of Group Managing Director, Markus Walther, who is retiring after 31 years of service to ESCATEC.   “I am very pleased to handover my responsibilities to Patrick Macdonald, who is my successor and new CEO of the ESCATEC Group. Patrick has a wealth of experience in the EMS industry and is a leader with a great personality. I have no doubt that Patrick will grow ESCATEC to the next level,” states Markus.   Patrick brings over 20 years of experience in the EMS and OEM industries, and has valuable cross-functional expertise in the management of large organisations. Over the course of his career, he has been based in Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, the USA, and Germany. This global exposure, coupled with a proven track record in change management, has given Patrick a reputation as a  “turnaround specialist” and as an outstanding tactical and strategic leader.   “I am honoured to join ESCATEC at this exciting time in the Group’s evolution. Executive Chairman, Mr. Christophe Albin, and Markus have built a fantastic company that is well-positioned for a strong and successful future. I look forward to working closely with Mr. Albin, the leadership team at ESCATEC and all our employees in Malaysia and Switzerland, to lead them through the next phase of growth,” said Patrick.   Prior to ESCATEC, Patrick was the Managing Director and CEO of Universal Wolf (part of the Tharsus Group), as well as a Board member of the Tharsus Group.   About ESCATEC Established in 1974, ESCATEC provides a complete range of electronics manufacturing services – from design & development, engineering, certification, manufacturing to post-manufacturing - in a variety of market segments. Its customer base includes a long list of world-leading OEM brands, with annual revenues of about US$200 million. For further inquiries, please contact ESCATEC’s Director of Customer Service, David Taylor, at david.taylor@escatec.com.     Click to view or download the Media Release here.    
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Compliance - Regulatory Red Tape, Necessity or Opportunity to Differentiate?
Electronics magazine has published an article in its May 2020 issue on how ESCATEC applies its expertise in compliance to save time and money for customers & suppliers.    It makes for very interesting reading, and is a clear illustration of the great value ESCATEC places in doing the very best for its business partners.     Click here to view or download the article.   Alternatively, click on the link below to be redirected to the May issue of Electronics Magazine. https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0A170s5/ElectronicsMay2020/html/print/E-MAY20%20DL.pdf   In case of further inquiry, kindly send an email to ESCATEC's Director of Customer Service, David Taylor, at david.taylor@escatec.com.    
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Media Release - ESCATEC Resumes Full Operations in Malaysia
MEDIA RELEASE   ESCATEC’s Malaysian Business Units Resume Full Operations     Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, ESCATEC, reports that its Malaysian-based business units have resumed full operations, following an easing of COVID-19 related lockdown measures by the Malaysian government earlier this week.   In a Media Release, Swiss-owned ESCATEC says the concerned business units are ESCATEC Electronics and ESCATEC Medical – located at the major electronics cluster in Bayan Lepas on Penang Island – and ESCATEC Mechatronics in Johor Bahru, close to the Malaysia – Singapore border.   ESCATEC says these business units are able to very quickly resume full operations, thanks to intact supply chains, a motivated workforce raring to get back to work, and well-maintained facilities and machinery. In particular, ESCATEC’s fast and stringent implementation of hygiene and social distancing measures - which exceeded government criteria - has allowed it to be one of the first manufacturing companies in Malaysia to resume normal operations.   To recap – the Malaysian government imposed a “Movement Control Order” (MCO) effective 18 March 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia. The MCO severely curtailed human mobility and interaction, and among other measures required companies to stop all “non-essential” manufacturing.   As the Malaysian government had classified a select list of medical equipment as “essential production”, ESCATEC Medical was allowed to continue operations with the company giving priority to the production of parts for ventilators and respirators. The government’s decision on 28 April 2020 to ease the MCO means ESCATEC Medical is now able to expand its production capacity to meet surging global demand for critical medical parts and devices.   The other two ESCATEC business units in Malaysia – ESCATEC Electronics and ESCATEC Mechatronics – were initially required to shut-down production when the MCO was first announced. Subsequently, on 6 April 2020, both companies were permitted to resume limited production with less than half their workforce. The easing of the MCO now enables all the ESCATEC companies in Malaysia to return to full production capacity.   ESCATEC notes that it has kept all its customers and suppliers regularly updated on these developments through personal contact and via its web site www.escatec.com.   Further enquiries relating to ESCATEC can be directed to its Director of Customer Service, David Taylor, at david.taylor@escatec.com.     This Media Release can be downloaded from the link below: ESCATEC’s Malaysian Business Units Resume Full Operations

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