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ADCO Circuits, Inc
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Manufacturer Introduction

Electronic Circuit Board Assembly Manufacturing

With over 35 years of experience in electronic manufacturing services industry, ADCO is certified to ISO 9001, TS 16949, AS 9100 and compliant to ISO 13485 (did not renew 2006 certification). Personnel are trained to IPC J-STD-001 class 3, and IPC-A-610 class 3. ADCO is that valuable and proven manufacturing partner with the necessary people, equipment, and systems to support your unique product requirements and aggressive schedules. From prototypes to volume production, you can rely on ADCO.

ADCO is structured to be customer focused with customer dedicated Program Managers, Purchasing Personnel, and Manufacturing Engineers. Unique customer requirements are documented during NPI and APQP program launch processes and flowed down to outside suppliers. Manufacturing Engineers design product specific processes, such as module and system level assembly build cells. Test Engineers develop and execute test protocols per customer requirements and maintain customer supplied test equipment. Manufacturing and Inspection personnel are all trained to IPC 610 class III workmanship standards by ADCO's in-house IPC certified trainer. Customers are kept informed of NPI launch progress, ongoing opportunities for efficiencies, as well as potential issues that may cause disruptions, by regularly scheduled project review meetings with the ADCO team.

ADCO's large investment in our 53,000 sq. ft. facility equipped with ESD flooring, humidification systems, and the latest equipment technology in order to reliably manufacture complex designs, is a key differentiator. Late model Yamaha SMT lines equipped with 3-D AOI and X-Ray inspection systems, Ersa selective solder systems, advanced wash and robotic systems, all result in a high cpK manufacturing infrastructure. Capabilities include soldering of 0201 and fine pitch BGA components, processing flex assemblies, and producing complete modules for mil/aero, medical, and automotive markets. An automated stock-room and broad array of flying probe, ICT, functional, and ESS test equipment complete the picture of a highly efficient and capable electronic manufacturing facility.

their remarkable physical assets are supported by equally impressive information and quality systems.  An Epicore ERP system, on-line documentation system including work-cell based terminals, and a Quality Management System (QMS) that has been ISO certified since 2004, all ensure the material, manufacturing, and test process's come together in a controlled and reliable methodology producing high quality electronic assemblies for their customers.

Decades of Circuit Board Assembly Experience

ADCO Circuits, Inc., established in 1981, is located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and provides electronic design and circuit board assembly services to a wide range of companies in the industrial, medical, automotive, telecommunications, and aerospace/military equipment markets. As a full service turnkey supplier of custom electronics, ADCO can provide support from design and prototyping to new product introduction and full rate production. Through-hole, surface mount, and flex assemblies are all manufactured and system "box builds" make up a large percentage of sales. their interest is in establishing long term relationships in an open environment with companies that require advanced logistics, production, test, and quality capabilities.

ADCO's 53,000 square foot facility is state of the art and capable of medium to low volume assembly and test. Advanced capabilities include an automated stockroom, automated selective soldering, and Flex-SMT lines with in-line automated 3D optical inspection, and BGA x-ray. Test resources include in-circuit test, flying probe testing, functional, and environmental test equipment (temperature and vibration). Our engineering staff also develops and builds custom functional test equipment. Production and material planning is managed with ERP software modules for capacity planning, vendor auto replenishment system, and other advanced tools.

ADCO is ISO 9001, AS 9100, and TS 16949 certified, and compliant to ISO 13485. Personnel are trained to IPC J-STD-001 class 2 & 3, and IPC-A-610 class 2 & 3. Documentation, ECN's, and The Quality Management Systems (QMS) are all on-line and support internal continuous improvement initiatives, vendor quality tracking, and customer quality data requirements.


1981 - 1984

ADCO Circuits founded by Archie Damman
Manufacturing engine control prototypes for Ford Motor Company and box builds for GE turbine engine moisture sensor controllers
Purchased automatic Dynapert axial and Amistar dip insertion machines
Manufactured accelerator/ram add in boards for Apple III to make the use of the first software spreadsheet program VisiCalc faster
Produced over 100,000 streaming tape drive controllers for Irwin Magnetics that were used in Compaq computers
Moved to 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility
Advanced ERP and network system installed
1987 - 1994
Large military contract for General Dynamics M1A2 tank program including turnkey hardware, software and switching matrix based test platforms
Began production and test of large chemical plant control systems which typicaly contained over 500 circuit card assemblies
Purchased second In circuit tester
Replaced first generation SMT equipment with Universal GSM machines
ISO 9002 certification obtained
Stockroom automated via carousel systems integrated with ERP system
Moved to 43,000 square foot facility with improved humidity control and ESD floor
Second SMT line installed
Full lot code tracking system installed
SPC quality data system installed
Dashboards implemented for improved use of SPC data
CAPA system installed
TS 16949 certification obtained
ISO 13485 certification obtained
Purchased EJE Research in Buffalo NY (formerly known as MOOG), production relocated to Michigan
Installed new ERP system and developed an auto purchasing / replenishment system
Third SMT line installed and began running a three shift operation
Web based material quote system implemented
Flying probe tester installed
Automated selective soldering machine installed
Conformal coating process optimized via environment controlled room installation and equipment upgrade.
Installation of terminals at manufacturing workstations
Implementation of counterfeit component controls
2012 +
Facility expanded to 53,000 square feet
Installation of enterprise wide work instruction system for the production and traceability of box builds
All new Yamaha surface mount lines installed in 2012/2013 and new 3D AOI installed in 2015