Our company was born in 2001 following a management buyout of the C&K Switches division from ITT/Cannon. C&K Switches had been in operation since the late 1970s and a leader in the membrane switch and interface panel business in North America and Europe since the mid-1980s.
We worked hard to position ourselves as an interface solution provider with added value for our customers around design and integration. As the years have passed, we have built upon our initial success by gaining expertise in a broad array of innovative interface technologies, and today we inspire our customers’ designs that directly benefit from our unique capabilities in Flexi-hibrid™ technology and fine-pitch component placement.
As we evolved, our team became increasingly conscious of the wastefulness within the electronics industry and the destruction caused to our planet. This fundamentally changed our ethos and since 2008 we have been at the forefront of R&D in sustainable electronics, when we first developed an additive conductive print and component placement process in conjunction with specialist adhesives and substrates.
Our ReUSE® and ReCYCLE™ technology is a suite of processes and materials that completely shifts the paradigms in electronics manufacturing and recycling. By vastly reducing CO2 emissions for manufacture and disassembly, and gaining back clean, undamaged components for second-life use, the electronics industry will significantly reduce emissions whilst protecting precious resources for the future.
Our technology allows for components to be populated at low temperatures, saving energy, and easily removed from PCBs. The unzipping technique means even complex components can be extracted easily and cleanly from used PCBs to repair products or return viable components to be reused. Over $60Bn of valuable components are wasted each year, with some having used less than 20% of their life. This must stop!
We protect the world for future generations by inspiring sustainable electronics. This is our compelling why, and every one of our team emanates pride in our collective journey to ensure our children have a safe and healthy planet forevermore. In our drive to make electronics sustainable we are pushing for fundamental changes to achieve a circular vision and we remain committed to do whatever is necessary to achieve this.