WALLINGFORD, CT – APCT Holdings has acquired Cartel Electronics and its affiliate Cirtech for an undisclosed sum.

Cartel manufactures prototype and quickturn rigid PCBs for commercial applications. It was founded more than 25 years ago, and since 2007 has been run by a management team that includes several key players from DDI.

Cirtech primarily focuses on the defense and aerospace industries. It produces Mil-spec certified rigid, flex and rigid-flex technologies, and is supported by AS9100, NADCAP, MIL-P-55110, and is near final approval of certification MIL-PRF-31032.

“The management team of Cartel has built a solid reputation in our industry,” said APCT president and CEO Steve Robinson. “The union with APCT brings together several of the top industry leaders forming a new and very dynamic team. The outstanding employees of both companies now come together with complimentary business models and core competencies. I am excited about the depth, experience and expanded capacity we now have to offer our valued customers and am enthusiastic about the potential synergy this acquisition presents.”

APCT will now have manufacturing sites in Northern California, Southern California and the East Coast, providing high-performance services to both commercial and military customers of rigid, flex and rigid-flex products. APCT will also continue to offer custom program management solutions through APCT Global.

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