East West Manufacturing Acquires Adcotron EMS

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

East West Manufacturing, LLC (“East West” or the “Company”), a global design, manufacturing and distribution business, announced that it has acquired Adcotron EMS, Inc. (“Adcotron”), a provider of specialized electronics manufacturing services, including advanced printed circuit board assemblies, box-build assemblies, testing, and new product introduction services. Adcotron was founded in 2005 and is located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. This acquisition further enhances the growth of East West by adding a well-established operation in one of the Northeast’s key innovation centers. Adcotron also advances East West’s strategic focus on growing its domestic electronics manufacturing capabilities and expanding its U.S. manufacturing operations.

“We are excited to partner with Adcotron to expand our manufacturing operations in Boston.” said Scott Ellyson, East West Co-founder and CEO. “Adcotron has a phenomenal reputation for putting its customers first and has an established presence in a variety of high-growth sectors such as medical equipment, robotics and telecommunications. This acquisition allows us to offer our customers even greater domestic, higher mix, lower volume, quick turn electronic manufacturing services. Being in Boston, a rapidly growing technology center, is especially exciting. Best of all, our collective design, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities will enable us to provide even higher levels of service and support to customers on a global basis.”

East West Board Member Bob Nardelli said, “Expanding the company’s operations to Boston aligns perfectly with our strategy of building our portfolio by incorporating companies offering innovative and diverse solutions to our collective and growing customer base.”

Alex Mammen, Heritage Growth Partners founder and East West board member added, “The addition of Adcotron, our first acquisition outside the Southeastern U.S., provides East West with the ability to marry its high-volume international design, manufacturing and distribution capabilities with a well-respected, domestic manufacturer to address the full spectrum of customer needs from new product design and development to full-scale production. We expect the East West-Adcotron combination to gain significant market share through these expanded capabilities, particularly within the growing corporate and public innovation centers in and around Boston and the Northeastern U.S.”

Agnes Young, founder and CEO of Adcotron said, “The leadership team and associates here at Adcotron are excited about joining the East West family. Our capabilities, culture and customer first focus align perfectly. We expect the new combined company to help our customers continue to grow!”