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

 

Overview

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 1700 highly trained and committed employees in Penang and Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and in Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 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.

 

 

About ESCATEC

Our company

ESCATEC is privately owned and profitable for over 40 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 providing complete solutions, from concept to delivery for industry leading OEMs.

Milestones

Our journey towards sustainable growth and greater customer satisfaction

Follow the ESCATEC journey by clicking on the arrows below.

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

Penang, Malaysia

Phone: +60 4 643 25 54
info@escatec.com

ESCATEC Switzerland AG

Heerbrugg, Switzerland

Phone: +41 71 727 39 41
info.ech@escatec.com

ESCATEC Mechatronics Sdn. Bhd.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Phone: +60 7 354 60 90
info@escatec.com

SMT Surface Mounting Technology Corporation

Appleton WI, USA

info@escatec.com

1974
First group company founded in Singapore
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1983
Second group company established in Penang, Malaysia
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1990
Third group company opens in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2003
ESCATEC aquires Heerbrugg, Switzerland facility
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2008
Medical and MOEMS facilities open in Heerbrugg, Switzerland
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2009
Medical facility established in Penang
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2014
Second factory established in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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2017
ESCATEC adopts Conflict Minerals Policy
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2018
ESCATEC acquires high tech facility in Penang, Malaysia, relocating its headquarters and consolidating two plants into one.
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Markus  Walther
"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.”
Markus Walther
Group Managing Director

Our Board of Directors

Leadership

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

Management
Christian Risch
Markus Walther
Group Managing Director
Christophe Albin
Executive Chairman
Charles-Alexandre Albin
Xavier Arreguit
Joe Lahra

Our management team

Management

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.

Markus  Walther

Markus Walther

Group Managing Director

Mr. Walther is an ESCATEC veteran of over 25 years. His global management skills have taken him from his native Switzerland to the United States and Australia in various engineering and management positions. A degreed engineer by trade, Mr. Walther has been in general management since 1989.

Juha Arola

Juha Arola

Chief Operating Officer

Juha Arola was promoted to Group Chief Operating Officer on 1st July 2018 after several years as General Manager of ESCATEC Mechatronics Sdn. Bhd. in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. As COO, he has operational responsibility for all ESCATEC facilities worldwide. Effective 30 January 2020, Mr. Arola will assume the role of acting GM of ESCATEC Mechatronics until the newly appointed GM takes over.

 

Lionel Giroud

Lionel Giroud

Group Financial Controller

Lionel Giroud has accumulated over 20 years of knowledge in finance management with leading global companies.  Mr. Giroud supports the ESCATEC Group’s senior management with his financial expertise and fulfills all the company’s internal and external financial requirements.

David  Taylor

David Taylor

Director Customer Services
Originally ESCATEC's UK Sales agent, Mr. Taylor became Director of Customer Service in 2011. Based 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 has extensive supply chain management experience with major EMS companies prior to joining ESCATEC in April, 2014. He is based 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 of contract electronics manufacturing, semiconductor devices, semiconductor IP and testing, and semiconductor manufacturing services. A former employee, he returned to ESCATEC in early January 2020 as Director Busines Development. 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 was a former employee of ESCATEC earlier in his career and was appointed to his current role on 1st Feb 2020. Mr. Schroeder is based in Munich to be closer to potential European customers.
Jossye  Teoh

Jossye Teoh

Director Business Processes

Ms. Teoh joined the ESCATEC team in March 2020 as Director Business Processes. She has over 16 years of experience in software development and IT operations with major MNCs in the semiconductor/EMS industry. 

 

Britta Blum

Britta Blum

General Manager

Ms. Blum began her multifaceted career at ESCATEC as an intern. Over the years, she collected valuable experience at ESCATEC as she progressed from Product Manager to Key Account Manager to Business Unit Manager and most recently, to General Manager of ESCATEC Switzerland AG.

Lambert Schutters

Lambert Schutters

General Manager

Mr. Schutters is the General Manager of ESCATEC Electronics and ESCATEC Medical, both based in Penang, Malaysia. He joined ESCATEC with extensive purchasing and lean supply chain management experience, having advanced his career to lead major manufacturing organisations worldwide. Driven by a “can-do” attitude, Mr. Schutters believes in implementing solutions that bring cost-effective, sustainable and highly fruitful results.

Juha    Arola

Juha Arola

COO / Acting General Manager

Group COO Juha Arola is currently the acting General Manager of ESCATEC Mechatronics Sdn. Bhd. until the newly appointed GM officially takes over. 

Benefits

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

Quality

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
  • REACH
  • 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

Locations

ESCATEC Locations

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

Asia
Penang, Malaysia – ESCATEC Headquarters

Industrial, Medical and high-end Consumer Product solutions. 

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

High quality D&D, Medical, MOEMS and Manufacturing solutions.

ESCATEC job portal
"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."
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Britta Blum
General Manager
4,600 m² Floor space
175 Employees
26 Nationalities
Asia
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Advanced Electronics, Mechatronics and Box Build manufacturing.

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

ESCATEC's committment

Our Values

For 40 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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News & Stories

Keep abreast of what's happening in ESCATEC
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New Production Lines at ESCATEC Penang
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ESCATEC Supplier Conference 2019
This year the Conference took place on 22nd November at our HQ in Penang. Some 55 representatives from various business partners throughout Asia attended, as well as representatives from all ESCATEC’s business units in Malaysia and Switzerland. 
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Electronics Manufacturing & Moulding

Providing the customised manufacturing solutions you need.

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Product Design & Development

Your ideas transformed into fully certified products

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NPI & Industrialisation

Move to market with confidence

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