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Universal Electronics, Inc Announces Additional Manufacturing Capabilities

NPI TeamUniversal Electronics, Inc (UEI) has increased its RoHS compliant printed circuit board and higher-level assembly electronics manufacturing capabilities with the addition of new capital equipment for its manufacturing facilities in Whitewater and East Troy, WI.

This investment involves manufacturing and test equipment at both plants.  UEI’s 8th high-speed automated SMT equipment includes a DEK wide body printer, Universal Instruments Genesis SMT chipshooter, and Yestech Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).  The investment also includes a coordinate-measuring machine and optical comparator for inspection and testing that will support growth in both PCBA’s and full box-build assembly.

Over the past year UEI has added over 50 trained employees and set up ‘focus factories’ at both plants as expansion has occurred in NPI-Plus, PCBA’s and final assembly.  According to Travis Grob, UEI VP of Operations, “With this new equipment, increased labor, and additional production shifts, we have dramatically increased our capacity to meet the growing and time-sensitive demands of the electronics contact manufacturing market.”

UEI offer fast-turn PCBA’s within NPI-Plus and mid volume manufacturing services customized to clients across the US.  UEI serves multiple industries including Medical, Industrial, Lighting, Security, and Communications and has been advancing manufacturing technologies and delivering on its mission to be the leading provider of electronics contact manufacturing and services since 1980.

About UEI
Founded in 1980, UEI has two certified facilities in the upper Midwest.  The Whitewater, WI facility is ISO9001:2008, ISO13485:2003, FDA, and ITAR registered.  The East Troy, WI facility is ISO9001:2008 and ITAR approved.  With over 36 years of manufacturing excellence UEI offers flexible engagement models and fast, cost-effective time to market strategies.  Additional information about UEI and NPI-Plus and its services may be found at and

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