“Truly supporting the full product lifecycle is a challenge for most regional EMS providers because customers’ varying product development support needs make it difficult and costly to maintain that level of engineering support staff. DornerWorks has a team of 80 hardware and software engineers. We’ve already teamed on several projects and saw a formal alliance as the best next step to better serve our respective customer bases. This relationship ensures that our customers have access to a full product development team, plus the manufacturing engineering expertise already present at Firstronic,” said John Sammut, Firstronic CEO.
“There are many circumstances where our customers require a full turnkey solution for their engineering needs, including both design and manufacturing. We value the partnership we have with Firstronic because it allows the presentation of this capability into our market space. DornerWorks is very strong in the engineering design, but it has never been our goal to develop production or manufacturing capabilities. Firstronic brings to the forefront a very capable manufacturing and production capability located in our own backyard. I am thrilled to see this relationship become even stronger through our new formal strategic alliance,” said David Dorner, DornerWorks president.
About Firstronic LLC
Firstronic LLC (www.firstronic.com) provides advanced electronics manufacturing services and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, industrial and medical device. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Firstronic has a 35,000 square foot facility, state-of-the-art equipment and a seasoned management team with an average tenure of 20 years.
About DornerWorks, Ltd.
DornerWorks (www.dornerworks.com) offers the highest level of software and electronic design capability to the aerospace, medical device, automotive, and industrial markets. Their knowledge of both software and hardware makes them particularly good at board support packages, RTOS integration, single board computers, and all forms of low-level embedded work. From board design through compliance testing, from software requirements through V&V, DornerWorks not only provides quality designs but also provides the artifacts needed for the FDA, FAA, and their clients' compliance requirements. The goal with each project is to make sure it reaches the market on time and on budget.