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- PartnerTech to offer UK-based OEMs a full range of product lifecycle services from design to distribution - a tier one solution from a tier two supplier!

CAMBRIDGE, England, January 15, 2008 ­- PartnerTech, one of Europe’s leading contract manufacturing companies, has appointed Eldon Lindsay as its UK business development manager. The former Solectron employee will spearhead a team which will focus on building strategic partnerships with larger electronics original equipment manufacturers across the medical, aerospace & defence, industrial and telecoms markets.

Eldon has worked in the electronics industry for over 20 years. He joins PartnerTech from Solectron Dunfermline, where he was a business development manager with responsibility for large customers. Prior to joining Solectron, he worked as an engineering team leader at Motorola’s automotive division in Stotfold (Hertfordshire), and before that he was a production manager at Alps Electric in Milton Keynes.

Gary Howse, managing director of PartnerTech’s UK operation, said: “We appointed Eldon due to his broad experience in the electronics industry, his knowledge of the medical market and his track record of winning and managing large outsourcing accounts. While other large contract manufacturers have been moving operations out of the UK and Europe, we have increased our footprint, strengthened our overall capability, and, with Eldon’s input, intend to grow our UK market share.”

PartnerTech is one of Europe’s largest business-to-business contract manufacturing companies with 15 manufacturing centres and some 1,800 employees at sites in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States and China.

In the UK, PartnerTech has facilities in Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Poole. Its 1,400 square metre Cambridge plant provides electronic product designers with a fast-turnaround PCB prototyping and batch-build service, while the King’s Lynn and Poole sites boast well-established electronic and mechatronics manufacturing expertise, and, between them, nearly 9,000 square metres of PCBA manufacturing, test and system assembly capacity.

Eldon Lindsay, business development manager, PartnerTech UK, said: “PartnerTech is an established tier two supplier offering a tier one solution. This means that UK-based customers get the flexibility of local design, prototyping, manufacturing and other value-added services but can also leverage the buying power, scalability, material selection, supply chain and obsolescence management expertise, and low cost production capability that is normally only available from the larger tier one suppliers.”

PartnerTech offers its customers the full range of product lifecycle services, including product design/development, prototyping, NPI, test solutions, printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), full system build, logistics, distribution and after sales.

For more information about PartnerTech’s services in the UK, please telephone +44 (0) 1223 247477, email or visit

Media contact:

Martin Brooke (for PartnerTech in the UK)
Martin Brooke Associates
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 244500


PartnerTech develops and manufactures products under contract for leading companies, primarily in telecommunications, IT, the engineering industry and medical technology. With some 1,800 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States and China, PartnerTech reported sales of approximately SEK 3 billion in 2006. PartnerTech AB (, the parent company, has its head office in Malmö and is listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm.

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