Circor Solutions was established in July 2005 in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Cape Town is surrounded by two oceans and is the gateway to a country of diverse cultures with an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna.
The company is an electronics manufacturer based in the industrial suburb of Wetton. The company is owner managed with a small complement of competent staff combining flexibility and experience.
Circor Solutionsprovides the only Thick Film Hybrid manufacturing facility in South Africa as well as expertise for the assembly of both conventional leaded and surface mounted component printed circuit boards. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our customers by offering outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and improved operation efficiency. The staff are distinguished by their hands on expertise in this niche field and their conscious attitude towards quality.
As experts in the manufacture of Thick Film Circuits, Circor Solutions would be involved in every stage of the hybrid circuit design and manufacture, providing continual functional and technical support to our valued customers. Circor Solutions has recently assisted in new product design with a few innovative in-house designed products.
Circor Solutions is owned and managed by Vernon Norton supported by competent technical, admin and manufacturing staff.
After spending 10 years in the SA Navy as an electronics technician, he has been involved with thick film hybrids since 1989 in various positions. The experience gained in working for some of the largest electronics manufacturers in South Africa, Altech manufacturing and Plessey SA has placed him in a position to successfully offer expertise and service to the electronics market whilst running this small business.
“I place emphasis on creating value relationships with like minded businesses and value dialogue and engagement with customers, suppliers and staff alike"
- Vernon Norton -+27 (0)83 293 4606
Circor Solutions is a small manufacturing facility based in Wetton in the Western Cape.
The business is owner managed and has a Level 2 BBBEE rating.
It is the only Thick Film manufacturer in South Africa and its main business is the manufacture of Thick Film hybrid circuits. Circor is also a contract manufacturer and provides for the population of printed circuit boards. As a turnkey solution provider Circor is strategically placed to source all components from the major component suppliers both nationally and internationally.
Circor has supplier arrangements with Arrow Altech Components, Avnet Kopp, Techmet and many others within the industry. Circor is a preferred manufacturer for a number of local businesses and is well placed to service the diverse electronics industry.
PCB population is done on a MYDATA pick and place machine and a reflow oven or belt reflow available for lead free applications.
With the bulk of the manufactured product for the Military sub contractors and export a high level of quality is a given within this environment. Circor Solutions uses a GOPEL AOI 09-5411BL-208 machine to improve its assembly inspection process.
Circor Solutions also provides customers a component procurement service. Here, customers present component requirements or full B.O.M (Bills of Materials) which Circor Solutions through its network of local and international suppliers is able to source. Customer delivery and costing requirements are carefully considered prior to purchase at which stage the selection of preferred manufacturers and accurate components tolerances are considered.
We offer a variety of flexible circuit board assembly services for the different stages of your product development which includes prototype PCB assembly. Our quality prototype PCB assembly allows us to deliver a quick prototype, so you can identify any potential challenges in your design fast and optimize the quality of your final boards.
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The engineering team at Circo holds decades of experience in both analogue and digital electronics. Our engineers can provide peer review of existing designs through to complete custom circuit design.
Using our material requirements planning system, and a dedicated team able to expedite any request, we can ensure that we will meet customer needs and, where possible, exceed them.
Our engineering team combines years of experience in the electronics industry with leading software to offer multi-layer PCB design and layout services.
Alongside PCB assembly, Circor Solutions has years of experience supplying fully assembled electronic products, manufactured by us in the SOUTH AFRICA .
Thick Film Hybrid circuits are made using a print & fire (P+F) technique. This involves a combination of multi-layer screen printing of precious and semi-precious metals (Au, Ag, Pd) as well as the firing of tracks and precision resistors onto a range of ceramic and metal substrates.
We are able to offer a variety of flexible supply options. We have the capacity to hold stock of components (for a rapid manufacturing response) or complete product assemblies in South Africa.
At Circor Solutions, the start of every design project consists of ensuring we have a complete understanding of your requirements and have developed a robust, agreed design specification. This can be straightforward but often requires one or more face-to-face meetings. This process helps us to provide you with an accurate quotation and enables you to meet us, work with us and decide whether we are the right design partner for you.