Highly flexible SMD Line for major Estonian EMS company

Incap Estonia offers solutions which meet a large variety of customer requirements. PCB assembly is our core competence but also End-to-end turnkey solutions in manufacturing of PCB assemblies and box-building integration is provided. Incap also supports prototype projects and new product introduction as part of design validation services. Prototyping is an element of new product introduction, which involves building quantities, in short production runs, for testing, as well as for design validation and manufacturability.

Incap Estonia has about 90 employees and is part of the international active Incap Corporation. The factory with the newly installed SMD production line is s based Estonia, Kuressaare.

The roots of Incap go back in the history all the way to 1985, when company was registered into trade register with the name Teknoinvest. The company named “Incap” was born in 1992 through the merger of three development companies. The company was developed further during 90’s and it was listed on the Helsinki Exchanges in spring 1997.

In year 2000, a subsidiary Incap Electronics Estonia OÜ was established in Kuressaare, Estonia, continuing the operations of an electronics factory acquired from Altron OÜ. Incap established a sales office in 2006 in Delhi, India and in April the following year Incap already had a subsidiary Incap Contract Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore. Soon after this Incap acquired the contract manufacturing unit of TVS Electronics Ltd. located in Tumkur and the operations were transferred over to Incap as from 1 June 2007. In 2011, Incap established an own purchasing office in Hong Kong, near the leading material and component sources.

During 2000’s Incap has streamlined its operations to correspond the strategic focus of the company. The operations and production from Finland have been transferred to Incap’s Estonian and Indian factories or divested. This has enabled the current strategy to focus solely on electronic manufacturing services and organic growth.

Due to higher customer demands Incap has decided to install a new SMD Line which provides higher capacity. After the evaluation phase, Incap decided to order the systems from SMTHOUSE as they are viewed as a trustworthy, solid company. The new SMD Production Line is consisting of a DEK Stencil printer and a K&S I-FLEX Assembly system completed with a Reflow Oven from Vitronics Soltec, AOI systems from MEK and automatic board handling Systems.

One of the main reasons why Incap decided for this solution was the fact that SMTHOUSE was able to offer the complete line under a unique Rental program. This flexible financing solutions allows to expand the line in steps or even swap equipment if customer requirements are changing. This gives Incap a flexibility which is unique in the market and helps EMS companies to compete on a better level.