Offering Innovation for 46 Years

We have a long history of providing design and manufacturing solutions to world-renowned OEMs. We realise their ideas, from concept to delivery to after-sales service, and offer them the specific solutions they need. Our customers count on us and we provide, so they can concentrate on what they do best – staying one step ahead in a fast-paced world.


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ESCATEC Corporate Fact Sheet



Customer focus from day one

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 2500 highly trained and committed employees in Penang and Johor Bahru, Malaysia; in Heerbrugg, Switzerland; Lutterworth, United Kingdom; and Chomutov (Czech Republic), united by a passion for customer service. It’s this that makes us stand out – our customer focus and extraordinary people.


We take pride in solving the challenges of our customers. It drives us to continually improve and enhance our capabilities and is why our customers value us as a key strategic partner.




Our company

ESCATEC is privately owned and profitable for over 45 years, and 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.


Working hard, we’ve evolved – from a small EMS manufacturing contractor to a multinational organisation providing complete solutions, from concept to delivery for industry leading OEMs.


Our journey towards sustainable growth and greater customer satisfaction

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ESCATEC Electronics Sdn. Bhd.
ESCATEC Medical Sdn. Bhd.

Penang, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4 643 25 54

ESCATEC Switzerland AG

Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Phone: +41 71 727 39 41

ESCATEC Mechatronics Sdn. Bhd.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Phone: +60 7 354 60 90

Surface Mount Technology Corp.

Appleton WI, USA

JJS Manufacturing Ltd

Lutterworth, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1455 55 55 00

JJS Electronics S.R.O.

Chomutov, Czech Republic

Phone: +44 1455 55 55 00

First group company founded in Singapore
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Second group company established in Penang, Malaysia
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Third group company opens in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
3 / 11
ESCATEC aquires Heerbrugg, Switzerland facility
4 / 11
Medical and MOEMS facilities open in Heerbrugg, Switzerland
5 / 11
Medical facility established in Penang
6 / 11
Partnership with Surface Mount Technology Corp. in Wisconsin, USA, for low-volume high-mix manufacturing.
7 / 11
Second factory established in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
8 / 11
ESCATEC adopts Conflict Minerals Policy
9 / 11
ESCATEC acquires high tech facility in Penang, Malaysia, relocating its headquarters and consolidating two plants into one.
10 / 11
ESCATEC acquires JJS Manufacturing, adding production facilities in Lutterworth (UK) and Chomutov (Czech Republic).
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"Our customers are the focus of everything we do and each decision we make. We know that our success is built on providing winning solutions for all our customers."
Patrick Macdonald
Chief Executive Officer

Our Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors represents a diverse group of knowledgeable and committed people, and consists of our Founder Christophe Albin, former Group Managing Director Markus Walther, and four other independent members. Together, they strategically oversee and steer the ESCATEC Group forward. 

Christian Risch
Markus Walther
Christophe Albin
Executive Chairman
Charles-Alexandre Albin
Director Strategic Development
Xavier Arreguit
Joe Lahra

Our management team


ESCATEC's Management Team focuses on helping customers overcome the challenges of today’s manufacturing complexities by offering what they need as they need it.

Patrick Macdonald

Patrick Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Macdonald assumed his role as CEO on 1 June 2020, taking over from former Group MD Markus Walther who retired after 31 years of service to ESCATEC. He is based at the Corporate HQ in Penang.


Mr. Macdonald has over two decades in the global EMS and OEM industries, with valuable cross-functional expertise in the management of large organisations. He has held various senior management roles in multiple countries over the course of his career. This global exposure, coupled with a proven track record in change management, has given him an industry reputation as an outstanding tactical and strategic leader. 



Juha Arola

Juha Arola

Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Arola has been ESCATEC's Chief Operating Officer since 1 July 2018 and is based at the Corporate HQ in Penang. He was previously the General Manager of ESCATEC Mechatronics in Johor Bahru. With more than 26 years experience in the global EMS industry, Mr. Arola is a keen proponent of operational excellence.  
Roman Ziegler

Roman Ziegler

Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ziegler started as Chief Financial Officer in June 2020 and brings over 20 years of experience, of which the most recent nine years was in China. He is able to quickly grasp complex financial issues, to connect well with all levels of employees, and is fluent in German, English, Spanish, French and Mandarin. Mr. Ziegler is based at the Corporate HQ in Penang.
David  Taylor

David Taylor

Director Customer Services
Originally ESCATEC's UK Sales agent, Mr. Taylor became Director of Customer Service in 2011. Based at the Corporate HQ in Penang, Mr. Taylor works closely with customers and Key Account Managers to ensure excellent customer service across the entire ESCATEC Group.
Steven Lim

Steven Lim

Director Corporate Procurement

Mr. Lim gained extensive supply chain management experience with major EMS companies prior to joining ESCATEC in April 2014. He is based at the Corporate HQ in Penang and manages the Corporate Procurement Department.

Martin  Kingdon

Martin Kingdon

Director Business Development

Mr. Kingdon has more than two decades of experience in sales, marketing and business development in the EMS and semiconductor industries. He is based in the UK and will focus on developing customer relationships in the UK, North Europe and North America markets.

Harald  Schroeder

Harald Schroeder

Director Business Development
Mr. Schroeder has  a strong technical background with in-depth understanding of supply chain and manufacturing processes, with more than 20 years experience in B2B sales, marketing and business development. He  is based in Munich to be closer to potential European customers.
Jossye  Teoh

Jossye Teoh

Director Business Processes

Ms. Teoh assumed her new role as Director Business Processes in March 2020. She has over 16 years of experience in software development and IT operations with major MNCs in the semiconductor/EMS industries. Ms. Teoh is based at the Corporate HQ in Penang.


Charles-Alexandre Albin

Charles-Alexandre Albin

Director Strategic Development
Mr. Albin joined ESCATEC in April 2020 after a 3-year stint with J.P Morgan in London. He is familiar with South East Asia, having spent 5 years of his youth in Malaysia. Mr. Albin completed his military service in Switzerland before leaving to study Engineering and Business Studies at Warwick University. He is based at ESCATEC Switzerland AG. 
Britta Blum

Britta Blum

General Manager

Ms. Blum began her multi-faceted career at ESCATEC as an intern. Over the years, she gained valuable experience as she moved up the ranks from Product Manager to Key Account Manager to Business Unit Manager and currently, as General Manager of ESCATEC Switzerland AG.

Lambert Schutters

Lambert Schutters

General Manager

Mr. Schutters is the General Manager of ESCATEC Electronics, ESCATEC Medical & ESCATEC Technology (collectively known as ESCATEC Penang), based at the Bayan Lepas global electronics cluster on Penang island, Malaysia.  Mr. Schutters has extensive purchasing and lean supply chain management experience, having led major manufacturing organisations worldwide. 

Vincent  Weidinger

Vincent Weidinger

General Manager

Mr. Weidinger assumed his role as General Manager of ESCATEC Mechatronics (based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia) in June 2020. He has a wealth of manufacturing and operational experience, of which the most recent nine years has been in China. He is proficient in German, English, French and Mandarin. 

Stephen  Greaves

Stephen Greaves

General Manager

Stephen Greaves was the MD of JJS Manufacturing prior to its acquisition in mid-May 2021 by ESCATEC. Post-acquisition, he is now the General Manager with responsibility for approx. 525 employees in the UK and Czech Republic. Mr. Greaves has been with JJS Manufacturing (now infomally known as ESCATEC UK & Czech Republic) since 1996 and holds an MBA from De Monfort University. 


Our focus is on your success

ESCATEC enables improved customer satisfaction, higher quality and faster time to market by our:

  • Fast and flexible alignment to your needs
  • Complete expertise, product realisation from concept to delivery
  • Dedicated teams committed to your success
  • Customised design, industrialisation and manufacturing solutions


Delivering the highest quality

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.

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Corporate Governance

We do business in a responsible way

We care about the rights and safety of all our employees and the communities in which we work. We also have great respect for our planet’s resources. For each solution we provide, at all our facilities and with all our partners; we make sure ethical and sustainable practices are in full compliance with our high standards.


  • Conflict Minerals Policy
    Download ESCATEC's Conflict Mineral Policy
  • UN Global Compact
    View ESCATEC's UNGC progress report
  • RoHS
  • ESCATEC's EMS Scope

    The scope of ESCATEC's Environmental Management System covers the manufacturing and design activities (where applicable) and support processes that are sub-contracted to suppliers within ESCATEC's boundary in accordance to ISO 14001 standards.


Download our Corporate Governance Policies and Conflict Mineral Policy:

Corporate Governance Policies
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“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 Khor
Corporate Regulatory Compliance Manager


ESCATEC Locations

All ESCATEC locations work seamlessly together to provide the best customised solution for you

Penang, Malaysia – Group Headquarters

Market segments include Medical, Industrial, Automotive, High-End Consumer, Box Build, and Plastic Moulding.   

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"Fine tuning each and every process to the very essence of what is needed. That's what we do for our customers at ESCATEC"
Patrick Macdonald
Chief Executive Officer
24,500 m² Floor space
750 Employees
21 Nationalities
Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Market segments and services include Design & Development, Advanced Electronics & PCBs, MOEMS, Medical, Industrial, LED & Lighting, ATEX, and Box Build.

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"At ESCATEC, customer relationships are the key to mutual success. We build trust & sustain it through strong employee commitment, motivated high performance and being good at what we do."
Britta Blum
General Manager
4,600 m² Floor space
140 Employees
26 Nationalities
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Market segments include Industrial, Automotive, Beverage Systems, Smart Metering, High-End Consumer, Box Build, and Plastic Moulding. 

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"At ESCATEC, quality is everyone's responsibility – at every level – not just those working in the Quality Department."
Juha Arola
Chief Operating Officer
7,500 m² Floor space
675 Employees
23 Nationalities
Lutterworth, UK

Market segments include Industrial Automation, Process Control, Scientific, and Test & Measurement. 


Services include SMT, Through Hole Assembly (Hand & Selective Solder), Box Build, Cabinet/Panel Wiring, Electromechanical Assembly, and Test (Flying Probe / ICT / Functional / HV).

"Very much the 'electronics centre of excellence', our Lutterworth facility has a proven track record of delivering prototypes and pre-production units, through to demand-driven logistics and medium volume electronics manufacturing."
Stephen Greaves
General Manager
3716 Floor Space
130 Employees
1983 Year Established
Chomutov, Czech Republic

Market segment include Industrial Automation, Process Control, Scientific, and Test & Measurement.


Services include Through Hole Assembly (Hand), Box Build, Cabinet/Panel Wiring, Electro-mechanical assembly, and Test (Functional / HV).


"Our three facilities in Chomutov offer Central European material sourcing and are where the majority of our clients' complex electro-mechanical assemblies are built and tested. With a highly agile workforce, we are able to respond flexibly to customer demand and deliver tested products direct to the end user, wherever they are in the world."
Stephen Greaves
General Manager
8919 Floor Space
350 Employees
2005 Year Established

ESCATEC's committment

Our Values

For 46 years, our values help us to focus on you and your success. We maintain the highest professional and moral standards when working with you. This enables us to reach our goals of building long-term relationships with you by delivering what is required for your product and brand's continuing success.


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