Milestones pcb production


SQP: Founder of Dutch company Klingelnberg-Klauss Electronics B.V., Mr.Jeroen Charmant, established a PCB service centre in the Slovak Republic. New company‘s designated CEO is Mr.Peter Hric. CAD/CAM service, Film plotting with Laser raster photo plotter and Electrical test fixture preparations are provided for various local PCB manufacturers as highly advanced technologies. World state: Over 900 PCB manufacturers are within Europe. China is not a player in PCB business yet. In this time the Internet was non-existent.


SQP: Multilayer Printed Circuit Board Production is initiated.


SQP: Multilayer production, ENIG surface and flying probe electrical testing becomes the standard. Online resources planning and communication system (ERP) is programmed and applied. World state: At this stage the dot-com bubble just crashed, only 350 PCB manufacturers remain in Europe. China is importing PCBs into Europe and gradually climbs the market.


SQP: Company premises are completed in construction housing a team of 30 driven experienced employees. Company is debt free and running healthily despite world crisis.


SQP: New technologies are utilized: UCAM Software for data processing Optical in-layer registration in drilling process Automatic Optical Inspection Controlled Impedance…


SQP: Laser Direct Imaging from Orbotech is introduced and accordingly SQP starts to produce PCBs with 100 micrometer technology. As well, company starts Filled / Over plated / Holes – technology. World state: Globalisation is at its peak, China is dominantly ruling PCB world with over 1480 manufacturers. Number of PCB manufacturers deteriorated to only 170 PCB in Europe.


SQP: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 certification are acquired. World state: Globalisation is breaking down, disrupted supply chain, Conflict with Russia, risk of Chinese invassion of Taiwan, CCP policy and global economic recession. Global PCB suppliers have a well established position in European market. Europe needs to backtrack its own strategic manufacturing capabilities in order to become more selfsufficient.


It is a part of our narrative to follow the vision of a greater European PCB self sufficiency.