03 October 2012

Leading EMS Provider Creation Technologies Expands Into Mexico

Vancouver, B.C. – 03 October 2012 - Creation Technologies, a leader in providing tailored electronics manufacturing and design solutions to OEMs, has expanded its global manufacturing presence with today’s announcement of the acquisition of Aisling Industries of Mexicali, Mexico and El Centro, California. 

With this acquisition, Creation adds its first location in Mexico to the twelve manufacturing facilities and two design centers it currently operates across Canada, the USA and China. 

"Expanding our footprint into Mexico has been a strategic priority for some time now,” said Creation Technologies President & Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Tymos. “This acquisition allows us to offer ‘Right-Shore’ manufacturing to OEMs selling complex products into North American end markets. 

“Though we have offered an Asian manufacturing alternative since 2008, certain of our customers have also requested a low-cost North American solution. We see Mexicali as an ideal location and we’re delighted to be welcoming the skilled people and loyal customers of Aisling into the Creation family.” 

“With our expanding customer base and our customers’ evolving needs, it is important that we continue to grow and evolve with them,” said Doug Besse, Regional Leader—South. “OEMs with high-labor-content products, and requiring manufacturing proximity to their North American customers, will benefit from our new Mexico business unit while enjoying the advantages of our Customer-Focused Team model.” 

The Aisling manufacturing facility, now renamed Creation Technologies – Mexicali, has over 200 dedicated people. Creation’s plans call for the business unit to be relocated to a new 125,000 square foot facility later this year, and will embrace the same culture and Lean processes that have made Creation the EMS leader it is today 

Aisling Industries was founded in 1982 by Michael Logue. Over the past three decades, the company has grown into a premium quality electronics manufacturer, providing printed circuit board assemblies, harnesses, transformers and finished products to customers in the Industrial, Medical, Defense, and Automotive markets. 

With the company for 18 years, Aisling VP, Sergio Quiroz, becomes General Manager of the Mexicali Business Unit and will be responsible for overseeing its growth, working closely with Michael Logue as it integrates into the Creation family. Quiroz will work with Doug Besse as part of Creation’s South Region. 

Creation Technologies is a Global Top-25 and North American Top-10 Electronics ManufacturingServices (EMS) provider focused on building premier customer relationships with companies in the Instrumentation & Industrial, Medical, Wireless & Communications, Security & Environment, Defense, Multimedia & Computers and Transportation markets. 

With its acquisition of Aisling Industries, the company of 3,000 people operates 13 manufacturing locations and 2 design centers, with locations in British Columbia, California, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario, China and Mexico. 

Source: Creation Technologies