In today’s climate, major electronic manufacturing services companies are often categorized like a wedding cake with several tier’s defining the size and scale of the company. Asteelflash prefers to associate its identity not on size or revenue, but on its core strengths and capabilities on a global footprint. The company’s core values and capabilities are geared towards supporting high complexity industry segments across a broad range of product volume, and not those such as the mass-market, extreme high volume consumer products such as cell phones, tablets, and personal computers.
Asteelflash focuses its efforts and value propositions to support industry segments such as aerospace, industrial, automotive, telecommunications, energy management, military and defense as well as medical. It has taken years for these markets to widely adopt outsourcing of their manufacturing. “Today,” says Albert Yanez Sr., president of Americas and corporate executive vice president, “outsourcing has become a significant trend and offers tremendous opportunities for Asteelflash.” These customers have a tremendous footprint locally in the United States and, given the size and complexity of their products and devices, there is still a strong desire to outsource and manufacture in North America in close proximity to their headquarters and R&D resources. This desire fits perfectly with Asteelflash’s America’s locations in California’s Silicon Valley and Raleigh, N.C. “In addition,” Yanez Sr. says, “the company is able to sustain highly skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States.”