A Message from the CEO

Milwaukee Electronics was founded in 1954, to meet the needs of mining equipment manufacturers, offering services in circuit board design and PCB Assembly.

Since then, we have evolved in both our design engineering and contract manufacturing capabilities tremendously.

Our customers are our first priority and at Milwaukee Electronics, customer service translates to more than simply meeting customer needs. Instead, we work to anticipate customer needs and offer customers a broad range of services to work with customers as partners. This focus has led us to:

  • Provide customers with complete product development solutions via our Design Engineering business unit
  • Lead the way in deploying internet-based quick-turn prototyping and low volume services through our Screaming Circuits strategic business unit
  • Offer competitive, regionally focused U.S. manufacturing solutions in our Milwaukee, WI and Canby, OR facilities
  • Develop a Mexico manufacturing solution in a location with fast border transit times, high quality personnel and low turnover in Tecate, Mexico
  • Expand supply chain management and engineering support globally, with offices in Singapore and India
  • Win 13 Service Excellence Awards in all 5 EMS categories, since we started participating in 2008

If you are looking for an electronics partner with the customer service focus and high mix expertise of a regional firm, able to service your needs from Engineering Design through Prototyping and Production scalability, I invite you to Contact Us. Treat yourself to a new experience in performance.

P. MICHAEL STOEHR
President and CEO

Experienced and proven

OUR HISTORY: AN INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

1954

Milwaukee Electronics began by integrating electronics into heavy machinery

Milwaukee Electronics begins by designing and developing electronics to support the heavy machinery in the Mining Industry, and establishes a design and manufacturing center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1988

Completes First Microprocessor Design

Using an 8-Bit Microchip controller,
Milwaukee Electronics designs a fuel
management product for the
generator industry

1999

Develops a local solution for high mix projects seeking offshore pricing

Milwaukee Electronics chooses the town of
Tecate, Mexico based on Tecate’s close proximity
to San Diego (45 minute drive) and fast border
crossing times.

2001

Lean Manufacturing Implemented to Reduce Product Lead time

Milwaukee Electronics embraces Lean and begins our Continuous Improvement journey using Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques

2003

Revolutionizes prototyping by creating the first e-commerce PCB assembly service

Milwaukee Electronics patents a process for machine assembly from cut-tape, and creates the first e-commerce PCB Assembly service, Screaming Circuits. The stand-alone business unit is dedicated to Prototypes and supporting Engineers

2011

Asia Purchasing Office and India Tech Center Added

To support cost reductions and work directly with our Asia supply base, Milwaukee Electronics opens an International Purchasing Office in Singapore. The
supply base in China, Taiwan and Malaysia are
expanded to support North American operations.

2017

New Design Center in
Chandler, Arizona

In March, we opened our 4th Design
Center in Chandler, AZ to service
Phoenix and the local market

  1954

Milwaukee
Electronics began
by integrating...

  1988

Completes 1st
Microprocessor
Design

  1999

Develops a local
solution for high
mix projects...

  2001

Lean Manufacturing
Implemented to
Reduce Product...

  2003

Revolutionizes
prototyping by
creating the first...

  2011

Asia Purchasing
Office and India
Tech Center Added

  2017

New Design
Center in Chandler,
Arizona

 

Solutions

The pace of competitive change continues to increase and sourcing teams continually face new challenges. Engineering support staffs are shrinking. Market demand is difficult to forecast. Cost pressure continues to increase. In order to deliver extraordinary results, your team needs a responsive contractor who can seamlessly integrate into your product realization strategy.

Milwaukee Electronics has developed a business model that addresses key customer issues:

Comprehensive North American Manufacturing Solution

With manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Oregon and Mexico, we offer both U.S. regional support options and a migration path to a low cost manufacturing solution for mature product. This model improves responsiveness, shortens finished goods pipelines and preserves U.S. jobs.

Focused Solutions for Product Development

Product development and early prototype phases require a unique mix of support services. Our business model uses strategic business units to address these needs, providing customers with focused, responsive teams for both product development engineering support and quick-turn prototyping.

Global Sourcing & Business Processing

Materials represents the bulk of product cost. Our International Purchasing Office (IPO) in Singapore helps ensure competitive offshore materials options. Our India office helps speed machine programming and access lower cost engineering support, as required.

A Culture of Responsiveness

We combine a Lean manufacturing philosophy with a strong program management model to provide efficient, rapid solutions to our customers' most challenging requirements.

Committed to our Business

Milwaukee Electronics is privately-held and financially strong. We have served some of our customers for decades. While we continue to evolve in terms of global reach and overall capabilities, our commitment to putting customers first remains unchanged.

 

Industry Experience

With over 60 years of experience providing product development expertise, printed circuit board
(PCB) assembly, box build and post-manufacturing, Milwaukee Electronics has significant expertise
over a wide range of industries.

A Complete North American Solution

Our facilities in Milwaukee, WI, Portland, OR and Tecate, Mexico support both customers wishing to have manufacturing in close proximity to their product development teams or manufacturing facilities, and those who wish to access the lower cost advantages of Mexico.

PCB Assembly Capabilities

While we have excellent PCB assembly capabilities, we are also a strong source for electromechanical and mechanical products. Our support capabilities in this area include potting, conformal coating, custom motor manufacturing, coil winding and the ability design efficient work cell assembly operations for virtually any electromechanical or mechanical assembly project.

A Scalable Solution

Our Design Engineering Group helps fill the gaps in many of customers’ product development teams or help with extend product lifecycles and increase market share through redesign for cost reduction, obsolescence management and redesign for added functionality. Our Screaming Circuits subsidiary offers a range of solutions for prototypes and low volume production and is co-located with our Portland, OR EMS operation for easy transition to volume production. Our Tecate, Mexico facility is an excellent option for older margin sensitive products needing to migrate to a low cost country. We also have significant expertise with long lifecycle products and product near end-of-life.