Services (EMS) provider and expert in manufacturing complex electronics, today
announced the acquisition of Eder Industries Inc., a leading EMS provider in the U.S.
Midwest. Creation Technologies has purchased 100% of the outstanding shares of Eder
Industries, Inc. from their parent company APW Ltd. Eder�s annual revenues are
approximately US $35 million.
�We have seen a substantial increase in new customer inquiries over the past year,
particularly in the U.S., as OEM customers look for strong partners to outsource their
manufacturing to. We have been actively increasing our U.S. presence through direct
sales and manufacturing representatives and the establishment of a manufacturing
facility in the U.S. was our next step,� said Geoff Reed, CEO of Creation Technologies.
�We are very excited about our acquisition of Eder and believe they are the perfect
complement to our expanding American footprint. Eder Industries boasts a dynamic
management team and a solid list of customers. More importantly, they have developed
a corporate culture that is very similar to ours and I foresee a seamless integration of the
Established in Milwaukee in 1953, Eder employs 210 people and operates a 75,000
square foot facility. Eders� strong design service capabilities and innovative inventory
management processes will strengthen Creations� offerings for medium-volume,
complex manufacturing solutions. Creation will manage the Eder facility as an
independent business unit and will integrate the two companies� skills, service offerings,
processes, and sales efforts to provide best manufacturing practices across their entire
customer base. Creation also operates two manufacturing facilities in Vancouver, British
Columbia and two manufacturing facilities in Toronto, Ontario. Creation Technologies�
head office is in Vancouver, British Columbia.
�The acquisition of Eder Industries by Creation Technologies will allow us to maintain our
strong regional focus while improving our buying power, financial stability and
management depth,� said Patrick Ciriacks, General Manager of Eder. �Both we and our
customers are very pleased with this positive step in the evolution of Eder and look
forward to the benefits that will result.�
About Creation Technologies
Creation Technologies Inc. is a top 100 Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) provider
focused on manufacturing complex electronics for businesses in the wireless
telecommunication, medical, industrial controls, transportation and instrumentation
markets. The company employs over 800 people and provides full manufacturing
solutions from design support and new product development to final assembly,
packaging and product distribution. Creation Technologies' strong financial
management, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to investing in its
capabilities have created a highly stable partner for its� original equipment manufacturer
(OEM). The company is employee owned, with facilities in British Columbia and Ontario.
More information about Creation Technologies is available at http://www.creationtech.com.
About Eder Industries
Eder Industries is a leader in Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), focused on
manufacturing complex electronic assemblies for Original Equipment Manufacturers
(OEM�s). The company provides complete product realization and manufacturing
solutions to the industrial control, wireless, transportation, and instrumentation markets.
The company employs 210 team members in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and provides
complete design and manufacturing solutions.
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