NanoLumens®, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of indoor LED displays, and PartnerTech, a major systems integration and contract mechanics manufacturer, are celebrating the third anniversary of a successful and expanding business relationship that just might redefine what it means to “Make it in America.”
What’s more, the two Atlanta area based companies are celebrating the start of their fourth year of working together with the launch of a major new initiative—the assembly of more than twenty-two indoor LED displays, ranging in size from 30-by-17 feet to 8-by-8 feet, for the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
“NanoLumens has experienced exponential growth in large format indoor LED display solutions,” stated NanoLumens President & CEO Rick Cope. “In anticipation of this accelerating market demand, we selected PartnerTech three years ago to serve as our contract manufacturing partner because of their demonstrated ability to rapidly scale production while maintaining expert cost controls and high levels of customer support. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work they are providing now on the I-X Center project, which is our single largest installation to date.”
According to PartnerTech Managing Director Gary Bruce, “PartnerTech provides the speed-to-market requirements that NanoLumens needs to serve their customers through the scalability of resources and management of the production space. When multiple customer demands occur, PartnerTech is available to help NanoLumens deliver excellence to their customers. They can count on us to be on-site and start new projects quickly.”
Both Cope and Bruce maintain that electronics manufacturing is making a huge comeback in the United States and in no small way that comeback is because of flexible partnerships like the one anchoring NanoLumens and PartnerTech. “There are many factors contributing to the increase of electronics manufacturing in the United States, including shipping costs, loss of productivity, inventory control and the need for quick delivery to market,” explained Bruce.
“Advantages in these areas all translate to greater cost control and better service to customers. The cost of shipping from overseas has risen greatly over the last several years. Productivity has declined in many countries in comparison to the United States while wages in those countries are rising. Manufacturers are able to provide better service to their customers with inventory control and delivery solutions that are available by manufacturing products in America that also will be sold in America,” he emphasized.
PartnerTech and NanoLumens have worked together since 2011 when PartnerTech first provided help with the production of NanoLumens’ first-in-class indoor LED displays. PartnerTech offers support through manufacturing engineering and assembly resources to help industrialize the products and manage the volume demands by working at both PartnerTech and NanoLumens sites. They have already completed projects for NBA basketball arenas, international train stations, flagship retail outlets, convention centers and more.
“The future of our partnership is very promising,” Cope asserted. “As NanoLumens expands operations and brings on even larger scale and more complex orders we will rely even more on PartnerTech’s manufacturing expertise.”
PartnerTech, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PartnerTech AB of Sweden. The company, which employs almost 1,400 employees at plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States, and China, develops and manufactures products on behalf of leading businesses in the market areas of Defense and Maritime, Industry, Information Technology, MedTech & Instrumentation, CleanTech, and Point of Sale Applications.