Atlanta-based East West Manufacturing, LLC, a global design, manufacturing and distribution services business, announced today that it has acquired Whitewater-based Universal Electronics, Inc.
“The leadership team and associates here at UEI are excited about becoming part of the East West family,” said Universal Electronics owner and president Rick Jensen. “Our culture, capabilities and customer first focus align perfectly. We expect the new combined company to help our customers continue to grow.”
Founded in 1980, Universal Electronics, which also has a facility in East Troy, is a provider of specialized electronics manufacturing services, including advanced printed circuit board assemblies, box-build assemblies, testing and new product introduction services. The company is an advanced electronics manufacturer of high mix, high complexity, low-to-medium volume products that specializes in box builds, PCB assembly, NPI, prototyping, supply chain management, system integration, and testing services for the medical, industrial equipment, telecommunications and defense industries.
“We are excited to partner with UEI to expand our manufacturing operations to the Midwest,” said Scott Ellyson, East West co-founder and chief executive officer. “UEI has an incredible reputation for putting its customers first and has an established presence in a variety of high-growth sectors such as medical, industrial, telecommunications and defense. This acquisition allows us to offer our customers even greater domestic, higher mix, lower volume, quick turn electronic manufacturing services which also made it one of the primary europe electronic components distributor. Our collective design, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities will enable us to provide even greater levels of service and support to customers on a global basis.”