Headquartered in Germany and founded by Manfred Zollner in 1965, Zollner Elektronik AG has successfully grown to become one of the largest and most formidable Electronic Manufacturing & Engineering Services providers in the world today.


You have an idea for a product? Zollner offers you the optimum system solution. And if you wish, for every phase of the product life cycle. From customer-specific development through to materials management, production and supply chain management to after-sales service. Secure, flexible and reliable.

Whether you use our know-how in the entire value-added chain or just at certain points - such as the serial production of your product - you can rely on our strengths as a systems manufacturer. Whatever your industry. 


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Printed circuit board production

Benefit from our versatility and experience. We manufacture rigid printed circuit boards, rigid-flex and flexible printed circuit boards [including crimp technology]. You`ll find us flexible as far as dimensions are concerned: in addition to st...

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Printed circuit board production

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Applying Microscopic Analytic Techniques For Failure Analysis In Electronic Assemblies

Sep 21, 2021 | Otto Grosshardt, Boldizsár Árpád Nagy and Anette Laetsch

The present paper gives an overview of surface failures, internal nonconformities and solders joint failures detected by microscopic analysis of electronic assemblies. Optical microscopy (stereomicroscopy) and Fourier-Transform- Infrared (FTIR) microscopy is used for documentation and failure localization on electronic samples surface. For internal observable conditions a metallographic cross-section analysis of the sample is required. The aim of this work is to present some internal and external observable nonconformities which frequently appear in electronic assemblies. In order to detect these nonconformities, optical microscopy, cross section analysis, FTIR-microscopy and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry (SEM-EDS) were used as analytical techniques....

The EMS Gateway Model - Local to Global, Seamlessly

Apr 24, 2019 | Brenda Martin

Choosing an outsourced manufacturing partner that is perfect for a new product and close to your design team is quite different to choosing a partner that can manufacture that same product in volume in lower cost locations and fulfill globally. This is where the Gateway model comes into its own. Most large EMS have structured their organizations to leverage proximity to OEM design teams in high cost regions while providing the benefits of low cost regions for volume manufacturing. The "Gateway" facility in higher cost regions provides design engineering, supply chain design, prototype, and NPI services. The goal of the Gateway is to develop an effective build recipe that can then be effectively and seamlessly transferred to one or more volume manufacturing facility that offers lower costs and direct fulfillment to consumers.

We will present a case study that highlights the value of this model and that shows some of the key elements that allow for seamless transitions from plant to plant. The Gateway model is an essential element to a successful global manufacturing model and helps ensure that products are made in the right geography....

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Zollner Milpitas Receives ITAR Registration

Jun 28, 2012 | Zollner Elektronik AG. announced today that its Milpitas, CA-based manufacturing & NPI center was notified by the United States Department of State’s Office of Defense Trade Controls & Compliance (CRD) approving the Milpitas facility for ITAR-related manufacturing & development programs.

Zollner Milpitas Delivers 1st Production

Dec 07, 2011 | Zollner Elektronik AG announced today that its new Milpitas, CA based manufacturing & NPI center successfully delivered its first contract last week.

Zollner Milpitas Equipment Testing & Validation Successful, Facility Operational

Nov 25, 2011 | Zollner Elektronik AG announced that equipment installation and validation testing was successfully completed in their new Milpitas manufacturing & NPI center.

Zollner Milpitas Nears Completion, Facility Fuels USA Expansion adding Silicon Valley NPI & State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Center

Nov 08, 2011 | Zollner Elektronik AG and its USA division Zollner Electronics Inc. announced that the renovations of its new Milpitas site are completed and it has taken occupancy of the Cottonwood Drive facility.

Zollner Continues USA Expansion adding Silicon Valley

Aug 17, 2011 | Zollner Elektronik AG announced plans to expand in the USA market by establishing a full-service New Product Introduction (NPI) center including low to medium volume manufacturing capabilities based in Silicon Valley region of California.

Lindberg Appointed VP, Business Development

Jun 03, 2009 | Zollner Electronics, Inc., the recent expansion initiative for Zollner Elektronik AG announces the appointment of Mr. Gene Lindberg as Vice President of Business Development. Lindberg's role will broaden Zollner's support and expand Technical Sales & Customer Services while based out of Zollner's facility in the USA.

Zollner Expands into USA Market

Apr 17, 2009 | Zollner Elektronik AG, one of the worlds leading Electronic Manufacturing & Engineering Services (EMS) Companies, announces the formation of Zollner Electronics, Inc. and the opening of a Technical Sales & Customer Service facility in the USA.

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