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At the beginning of this year, Spirit Circuits has decided to relocate its manufacturing facility in Waterlooville, Hampshire in the UK to its sister-company Lyncolec’s AS9100-accredited manufacturing plant in Poole, Dorset. This move combines two highly complementary businesses to create a central manufacturing site with the scale and technical capability to better serve customers and capitalize on growth opportunities.
Spirit Circuits’ head office will continue to be situated at 22-24 Aston Road, Waterlooville, from where the VAR operations, sales and technical support, and finance functions will be managed.
The move supports SCL PCB Group’s overall strategy to drive improvements for profitability and efficiency in its PCB solutions businesses. By consolidating its manufacturing capabilities, Spirit Circuits will streamline its operations and leverage operating efficiencies for both companies. Transferring Spirit Circuits’ production into the Lyncolec facility adds significant strategic value, differentiation and competitive advantage.
Manufacturing at the Waterlooville facility will cease at the end of July, after which all processing will take place at the Poole site, Spirit Circuits’ BATM Systems facility in Romania, or via a Spirit approved supplier in China.
The Spirit Circuits Sales and Engineering team will remain in place, and there will be no change to day to day points of contact.