Anyone can buy PCBs in China, but how do you attain the right quality at the lowest total cost? NCAB Group has long taken full responsibility for the quality and delivery reliability, while customers benefit from the company’s strong and extensive purchasing power. But how does NCAB use its local presence in China to realise its promises to customers? To find out, we turned to Chris Nuttall, Chief Operations Officer at NCAB Group.
To adopt a serious and responsible approach towards the environment, employees and the community, both local and beyond, has become a major factor that drives profitability. Scandals can, in contrast quickly attract global attention and threaten the survival of businesses. With the conviction that it is not only morally right, but also good for business, NCAB Group has in recent years been working intensively to make sustainability an integral part of our business.
Economic growth in China has slowed down and we have seen dramatic stock market losses and shifts in exchange rate policy. Since a large part of NCAB’s manufacturing is in China, we are, in this edition, focusing our attention on what is happening with the Chinese economy.
Security is key in the electronics industry. It is vital that users can rely on the finished products when considering factors such as fire and electrical safety, which means that both the PCB and the materials they contain must measure up to the highest standards. To ensure that the boards do conform, it has become common practice to UL certify the constituent materials or the PCB itself.
Prejudice says that the acquisition of printed circuit boards in Asia involves risks in terms of quality and delivery reliability. We tell the story of a company that has found that the outsource production of printed circuit boards, correctly managed, actually offers a way to improve quality and the reliability of their deliveries. At the same time, it has enabled them to be more flexible towards customers and reduced their costs.