Summer break

Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either.

Our full range of PCB manufacturing services is available throughout the year. We have no summer shutdown; we only close the plant for Christmas and New Year.

As a board designer you need to be confident that your PCB supplier can offer fast and reliable deliveries whenever you need them. To achieve this needs experienced and specialist capacity planning. With no summer shut-down we must have spare capacity to accommodate machine downtime for planned maintenance, as well as to meet demand growth and demand spikes. We have generated this extra capacity through ongoing investments in new plant and equipment. Capacity planning has allowed us to handle demand growth, as well as routine maintenance, without weakening our on-time delivery rate.

And if something goes wrong? Where possible we have duplicated processes and machinery, and we have two plants in Europe geared specifically to PCB prototype production, both using the same business model we have refined over the past 26 years.

Our production staff are committed to providing a continuous service with reliable deliveries all year round. Our support engineers are equally committed to sharing our knowledge of PCB fabrication with the design community. They make sure that there are engineers on hand every day to answer your chat requests.

To see one of our factories in action, go to the video of the Eger, Hungary factory or in more detail How to make a PCB, also filmed in Eger. See another reason why, when you place your order, you can be confident that you will get the right board on the right day.

Eurocircuits NEWS – Fantastic 1st quarter of 2017




Eurocircuits NEWS – Fantastic 1st quarter of 2017


The New Year 2017 took a high flight right from the start. Customers were very active and Eurocircuits was filled with eager to launch new projects.

Comparing the first quarter of 2016 and 2017 in PCB sales gives the following result:

1st quarter of the year
2016 2017
Customers 6 103 6 359 4,2%  
Orders 26 320 29 132 10,7%  
PCB sales 5 482 522 6 198 055 13,1%  

This proves to be a good start for the year. We will work very hard to continue to earn the trust of our continuously growing number of customers.

Eurocircuits NEWS – Q1-2017 PCBA Visualizer launched in Beta

Our Eurocircuits team was very exited to present our newest tool: PCBA Visualizer. Our PCB Visualizer tool for DRC/DFM analysis of the bare board has established itself as proven value to our customers. PCBA Visualizer or Assembly Visualizer is the natural extension of PCB Visualizer. PCBA Visualizer offers DRC-DFM functionality on the populated board even before anything has been produced thus allowing to fix mistakes at minimal cost.

PCBA Visualizer has been received with a lot of fantastic feedback but also many questions about how you can utilise the PCBA Visualizer to save time and money by Verifying your Gerber data matches your Bill Of Materials (BoM) and Component Placement List (CPL), an early warning system to identify data issues and eventually resolve them online.

You may have noticed when saving your offer the option to participate in our Beta testing

In order to take advantage of this tool and understanding how you can benefit and correct your data please take 15 minutes to look at our PCBA Visualizer video below:

If you have any questions about this or any other service please feel free to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help!

Try out our online chat!   

Blogs

Company news

Production

eC-tools

eC-equipment

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If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology or PCB soldering, e-mail us at euro@eurocircuits.com

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Looking back at 2016

Let’s throw some figures at you:

PCB services

Year

Customers

Orders

Sales

2016

+/- 11.000

+/- 100.000

+/- 20.900.000

2015

+/- 10.000

+/- 93.000

+/- 19.250.000

2014

+/- 9.000

+/- 77.500

+/- 16.600.000

2013

+/- 8.000

+/- 69.500

+/- 15.500.000

2012

+/- 6.900

+/- 63.000

+/- 15.000.000

All sales figures are in € and exclude transport costs and taxes.

Eurocircuits has shown a consistent growth in customers and orders over the last 2 decades. 2016 has been another successful year with a consolidated turnover including PCB services, eC-equipment and consumables exceeding 21,6 million Euro. This growth allows us to continue to develop new products and services for our customers. We will continue to invest in new equipment and new processes to keep you at the cutting edge of PCB technology, and to provide more of the tools that will help you deliver your products to market on time and on budget.

2017 will see another leap forward in PCB services, in PCB software tools and in eC-equipment. Here let’s summarize what was new in 2016.

We have introduced a new type of soldermask for better direct imaging performances. Read all about it here.

SM_eger

Eurocircuits Eger finishes it’s second building in Eger. More here.

new building

We have celebrated our 25th company anniversary. Report.

25Y cake

We have explained the limits of order pooling and offered an efficiency tool for calculating non-pooling jobs.

production panel gold

Of course we kept on improving our PCB Visualizer which has now been recognised by our customers and the market as one of the best performing free DRC DFM tools for bare boards in the market.

The Eurocircuits team

Eurocircuits services available all Summer long

Eurocircuits doesn’t take a summer break since your project deadlines don’t either.

Our full range of PCB manufacturing services is available throughout the year. We have no summer shutdown; we only close the plant for Christmas and New Year.

Our production staff are committed to providing a continuous service with reliable deliveries all year round. Our support engineers are equally committed to sharing our knowledge of PCB fabrication with the design community. They make sure that there are engineers on hand every day to answer your chat requests.

Read more ….

Watch the construction of Eurocircuits’ new building in just a few minutes.

During the construction period of our new Eger building we have made pictures every 5 minutes and edited them together into one time lapse video to give an impression of the entire building process. In only 6 minutes we take you through the entire journey of the expansion of our Eurocircuits Eger plant.

WoTS badge – PCB produced by Eurocircuits

The WoTS-badge is an idea and development of Salland Electronics and Eurocircuits. The WoTS-badge is a display of 85 LEDs which you can simply pin on your clothing. The WoTS-badge can display a large variety of texts and animations. The freeware app (Android, IOS and Windows) is a handy tool to program the WoTS-badge. On your smart phones’ screen, you can simply input texts or draw pictures. The WoTS-badge connects to your smart phone via the new Nordic nRF52832 Bluetooth 4.0 LE chip.

“WoTS-badge”, is the exhibition gadget for the industry branche Industrial Electronics of FHI for this years’ World of Technology & Science exhibition in Holland.

Read more …

We have elaborated further on in house assembly of these prototypes in this story.

Technical blogs

Production:

eC-tools:

eC-equipment:

EAGLE:

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology, PCB soldering or EAGLE CAD, email us at euro@eurocircuits.com

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Aperti per Ferie!

Anche quest’anno i nostri servizi continueranno ad essere disponibili
per tutto il mese di Agosto.

E per tutti coloro che non sono ancora Clienti di Eurocircuits, questa
puo’ essere una ottima occasione per provare ad utilizzare i nostri servizi.
Date una occhiata al nostro calcolatore prezzi online.

resto a vostra disposizione per ogni ulteriore informazione,

un cordiale saluto

Mauro Villa
tel.  +39 02 49 45 58 04
cell. +39 346 07 20 435
email: mauro.villa@eurocircuits.com

Eurocircuits celebrates 25 years in PCB business

May 2016 – 25 years in PCB business

The 23rd of May 2016 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our company.

In 25 years we built a company that generates a yearly turnover of more than 20 million euro. More than 300 families in Europe and India depend on our operation for their daily income. More than 10.000 customers place orders with us every year, we target to process 100.000 orders this year. And all this in an industry in crisis, where the majority of the companies from 25 years ago do not exist anymore.

Read the full story in our BLOG and enjoy some impressions with this video.

Customer seminar CAD2CAM4PCB a succes

Free – 1-day seminar that guides PCB designers to the optimum PCB design flow, well appreciated.

Helping our electronics design customers to define the best PCB layout flow possible and thus save time, avoid communication problems and achieve the best price and reliability for their PCB, is our goal. We want to share our knowledge with them during a one day seminar, held at our Aachen production facility

Our German team organizes more workshops on several topics. Those can be found here.

Making PCB prototypes – your and our specialty

How can Eurocircuits offer a competitive prototype service?

The European engineers are a very inventive and enterprising group, this has led to a huge industry of innovation and prototypes.

Manufacturing of these prototypes for customers can be costly and labour intensive and quoting is inhibitive because of the setup and material costs. Setup of a production line for 1 board or 10,000 boards costs the same, so where can cost saving be made without compromising on quality?

Read all about it here.

We have elaborated further on in house assembly of these prototypes in this story.

Interesting customer applications made with Eurocircuits PCBs

During the Dutch Design Week 2015, Gregor van Egdom launched his Vlak 1 desk light.

Eurocircuits IMS pool service was used for the first production run.

Read all about it here..

If you have a cool application in which our PCBs play a crucial part and you would like us to share this with the Eurocircuits community, then please tell us about it on euro@eurocircuits.com.

Technical blogs

Production:

eC-tools:

eC-equipment:

EAGLE:

If you would like us to produce a blog or white paper on a particular aspect of PCB manufacturing technology, PCB soldering or EAGLE CAD, email us at euro@eurocircuits.com

Interact with us

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Eurocircuits 25 years in PCB business.

The 23rd of May 2016 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our company.

The journey started 25 years ago in a dark pub in the center of Mechelen, Belgium, where Luc and Dirk shared the dream to start their own company. The Belgian beer gave them the courage to do so.

In 1991 Luc visited Hungary with nothing more than this courage and was lucky to meet the right people at the right time with the right spirit. We want to thank all these people that contributed to the successful company we are today.

We do have something to celebrate. In 25 years we built a company that generates a yearly turnover of more than 20 million euro. More than 300 families in Europe and India depend on our operation for their daily income. More than 10.000 customers place orders with us every year, we target to process 100.000 orders this year. And all this in an industry in crisis, where the majority of the companies from 25 years ago do not exist anymore.

This proves the success of our strategy, the quality of our teams and the flexibility of our organisation.

We are ready to continue our journey and explore further opportunities in the future.

 

To remember this 25th anniversary milestone, we have cut our name in the stone of a CNC drilling machine that served us 25 years long, and was only recently taken out of production.

At the same time of celebrating our 25th aniversary we could officialy op our new building.

For some years we felt the need to increase the production surface in Hungary. Finally in 2013 the decision was made and  started the project. After planning, organizing the location and all the permissions, we contracted with Aktual Bau, who also built our existing building in 2004. The construction started in july, 2015 and was finished last month.

The building is a part of our 4M€ investment project 2015-2016. With it, we created extra space to expand and serve our customers with a broader pallet of services.

 

 

 

We had the pleasure to share these happy moments with our European staff who joined us in Eger Hungary from the 20th till the 22nd of May.

Some impressions are bundled in this short movie.

 

May 2016, Eurocircuits is 25 years young.

From zero to European Reference in our market in 25 years.

Starting with a telephone, fax and a PC, Eurocircuits grew in 25 years to an international group with 3 modern factories, over 200 employees and more than 10.000 customers trusting us yearly with around 100.000 orders. A story that will be celebrated a few times this year.

Currently Eurocircuits is the European reference for PCB prototypes and small series. “Everything we sell, we make” we don’t sell other peoples’ product, giving us complete control from start to finish offering what is known in the market as standard technology, hence no laser drilled holes. Eurocircuits specialises in order pooling which brings the price down for prototypes and small series. The offered pallet of technological possibilities is one of the largest in the market.

The entire Eurocircuits service spectrum is available for consulting and ordering on line. Our website is a free to use library of PCB issues and every customer account contains a large number of free to use tools that help electronics designers prepare their layout data for error-free ordering or even offer them editing tools that may not have been available in their CAD package.

“Whatever you do yourself, you do best” is one of Eurocircuits mottos. Next to the production of the PCBs we also program our own software packages. Our online administration, front end web interface as well as the back office support, is created by Eurocircuits. Therefore, ICT investments form an important chunk of our yearly budget.

23rd of May is the red letter day for Eurocircuits NV. We will celebrate this in Hungary and at the same time inaugurate our new second building of Eurocircuits kft, we will report of this later.

For now, we pledge our continued commitment to our customers and prospects for the next 25 years.

Eurocircuits Eger finishes second building.

In 2014 the plan grew to extend the housing for our Eurocircuits kft facility in Eger. After the preparation of the building ground in 2014, the construction started in July 2015. 31st of March 2016 the building was officially finished after which we can start furnishing it.

The building has two floors and is 1,980 sqm large. Like our 5,000 sqm main building it is build on a rather steep slope. Around 7.000 cubic meter of soil was dug out.

The basement is a solid concrete construction with 30cm brick walls and 12cm thermal insulation. The basement is 890 sqm large and serves as stock, logistic area, server room, technical installation and then mens social rooms.

The upper level is a metal construction with insulated panels 150/160mm (Kingspan). Also 890 sqm, it serves as production area, office, kitchen and social area for the women workers.

Operating between the two floors, there is a 600kg strong elevator.

The entire building is managed by a Building Management System that takes control over the fire detection, the access control, the camera system and the heating and cooling and the energy management.

We have a large interest in consciously using energy. Our 37KW air-compressor contains a heat exchanger, our building is fitted with 3-layer glass windows, walls roof and the basement floor are well insulated and the roof is filled with solar collectors for hot water and 34KW strong solar cells.

The total investment was 1.35M€, spent to allow our Eurocircuits Eger site to grow and flourish.

CAM Engineers celebrating Holi – a festival of colours

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and the end of winter.

During Holi, Hindus attend a public bonfire, spray friends and family with coloured powders and water, and generally go a bit wild.
In PCB Planet, the Eurocircuits engineering unit, over 100 engineers are preparing CAD-data for production. More than 600 jobs pass through their hands on daily basis.
Holi is a welcome break and gives our people the occasion to meet each other in different circumstances. Watch the pictures and you will understand why we asked them to celebrate outside the building.