Demand for IMSE drives TactoTek expansion13/07/17Science & Technology
Electronics manufacturer TactoTek, has opened its new manufacturing and corporate headquarters, initiating a new phase of company growth.
Jussi Harvela, CEO, said: “In early 2016, TactoTek’s project pipeline began growing dramatically and foreshadowed additional production capacity requirements and staffing needs.
“So we started evaluating alternatives for larger facilities.”
TactoTek is a leading provider of injection moulded structural electronics (IMSE), which integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection moulded plastics for applications such as in-vehicle electronics, home and industrial appliances, and wearable technology.
Senior vice-president of engineering Marko Suo-Anttila said: “The new, purpose-built location uniquely contains all production steps of the IMSE manufacturing process, including printing, decoration, surface mounting, high-pressure thermoforming and injection moulding.
“Our ISO Class 7 cleanroom facilities support demanding quality and consistency requirements.”
With its multi-disciplinary engineering teams, TactoTek collaborates with customers to adapt traditional electronics designs into IMSE solutions, said the company. TactoTek produces proofs-of-concepts and prototypes to refine product design and electronic functionality.
TactoTek’s vertical integration enables quick iterations to rapidly optimise customer designs for mass production.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Horizon 2020 programme have subsidised TactoTek’s production equipment and infrastructure.