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June, 2019


Kodiak Offers a Tailored Customer Experience from Beginning to End


By Carina de Gorostiza Wise, Quality Director, Kodiak Assembly Solutions


facturing services provider that offers PCB assembly, test and integration to global customers. The company’s strengths lie in its experienced team, state-of-the-art machines and quality- oriented processes. “Your business depends on


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speed, which is why we are commit- ted to providing quick-turn electronic assembly in North America,” says Michael Harlow, vice president of KAS.


A privately held company


formed in 2004, Kodiak was honored as one of the fastest-growing compa- nies in central Texas in 2007. Kodi- ak’s quality policy focuses on services that comply with customers’ require- ments. The company does this by un- derstanding the needs of its cus- tomers and satisfying them, while continually focusing on improving processes and procedures. The company goals and objec-


tives are aligned with its policy on quality, on-time delivery, responsive- ness, and cost. Kodiak has main- tained its ISO 9001 certification since 2006 and is compliant to its customer requirements, such as RoHS, UL, MET, and CSA. The com- pany has maintained its excellent performance for more than 14 years


Kodiak offers a wide range of production services from prototyping to high-volume assembly.


and operators and occupies a 60,000 ft2 (5,574m2) facility. The company is capable of providing a wide range of


quirements in SMT. Kodiak has grown its business offerings to a wide range of indus-


eadquartered in Austin, Texas, Kodiak Assembly Solutions (KAS) is an electronics manu-


with on-time delivery of over 97 per- cent and returned materials of less than 0.45 percent.


Production Services Kodiak is composed of a team of


experienced engineers, technicians


production services from prototyping to high-volume assembly,


full


turnkey solutions, testing, repair, box builds, and system integration. The company’s state-of-the-art, sur- face mount line configurations offer flexibility for any mix of customer re-


tries, including Internet of Things (IoT), communications, LED lighting, medical/biotechnology, oil and gas, industrial controls, radio frequency (RF) solutions, security, and micro- processor embedded computer as- semblies. “Our expertise and flexibility al-


low us to facilitate the effective pro- duction of a great variety of products. We’ve built our company around the idea of being able to quickly begin production of high-quality electronic products, while also sticking to the most demanding schedule,” adds Harlow. Kodiak was approached by a po-


tential customer that wanted to ramp up production of LED boards to be used in emergency lighting end products. Their products required numerous color spectra and a robust LED to withstand the rigors of first responders. They chose an LED sup- plier considered to offer a world-class product, but required a custom man- ufacturing process. Kodiak was selected as the elec-


tronic contract manufacturer and its engineers immediately started to work with the LED supplier to tool up for production. The LED supplier provided custom tooling for the SMT placement process. After several months of working together, it was


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