Electronics firm opens new US base

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A Kettering electronics company is expanding its empire across the Atlantic by setting up a base in America.

Evolution Circuits has opened a new sales and technical support hub in California.

The company, which specialises in printed control boards (PCB), hopes that by opening this hub it can bridge the gap between the Chinese and the US electronics industries.

CEO Mark J Atkins believes that it’s Evolution Circuits’ ability to meet customer requirements that has made the firm successful.

He said: “We work hard for the customer.

“We put our relationships with them first, to fully understand what they require from the industry in general.

“Along with our knowledge of how the global PCB industry works, this helps us to achieve unparalleled levels of service.”

The company produces a lot of its PCBs in China and it feels that its UK base will allow it to become a truly global business.

Technical sales director Keith Wrigley said: “We now have a chance to bridge the gap between the US and the Far East, who have historically struggled to do business due to their time zones.

“But now we can use our base in the UK to overcome these problems and offer an almost 24/7 service across the world.”

Mr Wrigley added that if the company is as successful as it expects to be in the US it could lead to expansion in the UK and worldwide.

Evolution Circuits took a stand to the PCB West 2012 Conference, in Silicon Valley, California, from September 25 to September 27 and Mr Wrigley said the event was hugely successful.

He said that the company continues to work with British manufacturers, offer the best service for customers and choose manufacturers which will give the best results.