Katolec EMS

EMS(Electronic Manufacturing Service) [Design-Procurement-Manufacturing]

Sponsoring customers’ “Creation” with our one-stop service

Developing global EMS

In recent years, there have been two major moves in the manufacturing of electronic products. One concerns outsourcing. Amid cutthroat competition, many leading manufacturers are concentrating their management resources on development, designing, and marketing, while outsourcing production on a large scale. Such needs have led the way to appearance in the electronics industry of a new type of business – electronics manufacturing services (EMS). In the other move, a large number of manufacturers are transferring production bases to foreign countries. Japanese manufacturers have shifted production to other Asian countries, including China.

Katolec embarked on the electronics business in 1980. Ever since, we have accumulated considerable expertise in manufacturing with a focus on the mounting of printed boards. We set up our first overseas base in Indonesia in 1993, which was followed by other Asian countries, China, and North America. Katolec's domestic and overseas bases are responsible for full processes, ranging from designing and procurement to final assembly, making us a full-fledged EMS enterprise.

To achieve higher quality and cost savings under its "Quality First" principle, Katolec has so far obtained certifications for the IATF16949 automotive industry standard, and ISO9001 and ISO14001 international standards in environmental management systems.

Features and Strengths of Katolec EMS

  • (1) Manufacture of products suitable for each of the nine overseas and two domestic production bases.
  • (2) Advanced mounting technology
  • (3) Component procurement bases (IPO) in Hong Kong and Japan to increase our procurement capability
  • (4) High-mix low volume production, module products, FPC (flexible printed circuit board) mounting, etc.
  • (5) Improved efficiency with introduction of KPICS(proprietary production management system)
  • (6) Integrated services, ranging from design to delivery

List of production items

From consumer electronics to automotive equipment

We provide assembly services in a wide range of fields including consumer electronic equipment for office and home, telecommunications, residential housing, energy-related and other industrial equipment, automobile front panels and tail lamps, smart keys, and other automotive equipment. We are available for services ranging from printed circuit board assembly to manufacturing of module and finished goods.

List of production items

Seamless support from prototype to mass production

  • We take the idea from your product planning to provide flexible and seamless support from prototype and evaluation to mass production upon designing the circuits and mechanisms
  • We also undertake services to change designs due to VA/VE and part EOL.

Mounting technology and facilities

High-quality generated expert engineers and cutting-edge facilities

Surface mount technology (SMT) refers to the mounting electronic parts (mainly small chips) on electronic boards, such as printed circuit boards. Katolec's advanced surface mount technology helps manufacturers make thinner and smaller electronic products.

Our domestic and overseas factories are furnished with the most advanced machinery ranging from insert machines to SMT machines. Our automatic mounting system is also composed of soldering equipment, dispensers (bond applicators), screen printers, and testing machines. A clean room is available in mounting operations for dust-prone products and for epoxy resin coating that follows surface mounting by an epoxy resin injector.

KIPS (Katolec Innovative Production System)

KIPS, a unique system based on the NPS method, facilitates “Rectifications” from manufacturing to logistics. These continuous improvement activities produce new value for customers as “Logitronics”.

*The New Production System (NPS) is a management philosophy to improve business efficiency based on a Toyota Production System (TPS). We implement KIPS where we learn NPS to improve our business operations.