Spartronics looks to strengthen manufacturing

Spartronics Williamsport has a deep-rooted history as a leading supplier of mission-critical defense electronics in Williamsport. It began with the inception of GTE Williamsport in 1959. At that time, a concentration on the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry was introduced to produce products that were critical to our national defense, including supporting a major defense missile program.

The Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider grew in the late 90s to 2000s when it was acquired by the Sullivan family, and the company achieved substantial success through innovation, customer expansion and accreditations. Named Primus Technologies, the business held various accreditations. In 2001, ABB Power Products operations were acquired. From 2015-2019, the Spartronics predecessor had substantial growth, with the opening of a facility in Largo, Florida, additional accreditations, and significant customer growth.

In December of 2020, Primus Technologies was acquired by Spartronics LLC and shortly thereafter, was named the Spartronics corporate headquarters. Paul Fraipont, president and CEO of Spartronics, said “Primus Technologies has established itself as a leader in the electronics manufacturing services space, particularly among key aerospace and defense customers. Our investment in Primus reflects greatly on the trust, value and deep experience this site carries aligned with our ability to acquire great businesses with complementary strengths.”

Spartronics Williamsport is an owned facility with over 330 employees with 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 62,000 square feet of office space. In this facility, they manufacture highly complex circuit card assemblies and electromechanical products for the aerospace and defense, medical and instrumentation & control industry. Services offered include value-added engineering, contract engineering, prototyping, manufacturing, supply chain management and aftermarket services.

Since the acquisition, Spartronics has made several technology investments to strengthen manufacturing capabilities and has placed a focus on supporting organizational growth with key talent in Williamsport. At a corporate level, the creation of a new Aerospace and Defense business segment has been established to provide the highest level of service to Spartronics A&D customers. At a local level, Williamsport most recently appointed a new site director, Dan Veenstra, in October. Dan leads all aspects of the Williamsport operation, ensuring the highest quality products are delivered on time.

This month, Spartronics will welcome elected state, county, and local officials to tour the Williamsport facility. Spartronics executives are focused on strengthening the company’s relationship with government officials and discussing the importance of federal investments, obtaining local government support for winning major government contracts and enabling the growth of the workforce both locally and regionally in the state of Pennsylvania.

Spartronics provides comprehensive contract manufacturing services, ranging from printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) and subsystem integration to full-box build (high-level assemblies). Additional services include engineering support such as manufacturing testing, supply chain management, sustaining engineering, and a suite of aftermarket services to support the full OEM product lifecycle. With over $500 million in revenue, approximately 1,700 dedicated employees, and manufacturing resources strategically located worldwide, our manufacturing network spans the United States, Mexico and Vietnam. Our engineering support is based in the United States and is available for product development, manufacturing readiness and ramp to production.


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