SANTA CLARA, CA – Bare Board Group yesterday completed its previously announced acquisition of Hunter Technology's printed circuit board fabrication business unit and has formed BBG Silicon Valley.
The acquisition moves BBG from a pure board distributor to a hybrid distributor/manufacturer with internal and direct offshore sourcing and fabrication capabilities. With the acquisition, BBG now offers customers quickturn, high-tech boards from a domestic source. In addition, BBG now has the ability to procure ITAR-qualified PCBs domestically through BBG SV, as well as from its registered manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and Great Britain.
“With the acquisition of Hunter’s PCB fabrication and our comprehensive ITAR compliance program, BBG has positioned itself as a fully integrated provider of high-quality, affordable PCBs for virtually any commercial, aerospace or defense application,” says Greg Papandrew, president of BBG.
“Customers in the defense, aerospace, medical equipment, telecommunications, test and semiconductor markets have relied on Hunter for over 40 years, and BBG’s unparalleled sales operation will dovetail seamlessly with Hunter’s PCB fabrication,” says Joe O’Neil, president of Hunter Technology. Hunter Technology will continue to provide leading and defense contractors and OEMs with high-reliability products and electronic manufacturing services.
Hunter's PCB fabrication management and manufacturing team will remain in place at BBG SV, the company said.
Ed.: Read the PCD&F interview with Greg Papandrew on what the Hunter PCB acquisition means for BBG.