Preparing for Growth

As being part of the TOP 50 EMS companies worldwide and position 21 in Europe, Connect Group faces the constant challenge of maintaining healthy growth in a market that is sensitive to fluctuations.

Besides the growth brought by the acquisition of IKOR, with 3 additional production sites worldwide, we have also prepared the existing Connect Group facilities by adding more square meters of production space to be ready for the future.

We are always aiming to have at least 10 to 15% ‘available capacity’ (both in terms of equipment and space) in order to deal with customer fluctuations.

In mid-September 2023, construction work started at our site in Oradea, Romania, to add state-of-the-art electronics manufacturing facilities. 4000m² of production + 1500m² of warehousing and logistics. Connect Group Romania Hall 5, CGRO5, was born.

This production facility will be dedicated to ‘high-volume / low mix’ production, fully certified conform latest quality and environmental standards (ISO 9001 (industrial), IATF 16949 (automotive) ISO 14001 (environmental) with IPC class II and Class III capabilities.

Four months later, in February 2024, we started production of the first projects after an intense and successful collaboration between Connect Group's technical team and our facility & equipment suppliers.

All technologies have been implemented so far, high speed SMT-line, PTH-placement handling, ICT & Functional testing, Coating and Glueing and  back-end lines.

Latest milestone was reached by the approval of first PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), that gave us the go for fist mass production project, thanks to the great effort from CGRO-team.