NewsPreflight plane
1. September 2020


In September 1990, twelve electronics engineers of the former “Robotron” combine (Dresden) committed themselves to a new beginning and founded the SMT ELEKTRONIK (formerly SMT & HYBRID GmbH). In 1992, the company was finally completely privatised and in 1995 the ground-breaking ceremony for the new company building in the Weißig industrial estate near Dresden took place.

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, the ambitious new company has become an established EMS service provider. Seven different technologies for component assembly, a fully automated production line and the latest equipment ensure that more and more customers are relying on the company’s process strength. This led to the fact that the company building had to be extended in 2000 to make room for now 60 employees and the machinery.

The growth continues in the following years as well. 2004 another extension is necessary. The know-how that has been built up in combination with the use of the latest technologies has earned the SMT the title of “Contract Manufacturer of the Year”. The focus on high-tech products seems to be successful, because in 2008 another award was won. The Grand Prize for Medium-Sized Enterprises, awarded by the Oskar Patzelt Foundation, shows that the company is on the road to success. This continues in 2009 when Christian Potz took over the management of SMT.

Meanwhile, SMT ELEKTRONIK GmbH realizes more than 400 customer projects a year for more than 80 customers, among others from the fields of industry, medicine, data technology, e-mobility and LED technology. More than five percent of sales are invested in new technologies and equipment every year. More than 160 employees work towards the goal of meeting customer requirements. To achieve this, however, not only modern equipment and well-trained employees are necessary. The manufacturing and testing processes must be precisely coordinated. Based on past experience, SMT ELEKTRONIK has therefore developed the EMS-Preflight® method.

Inspired by the example of the pilots who personally check the airworthiness of the aircraft before each take-off, the EMS-Preflight® method checks customer projects and ensures that complex product electronics are reliably implemented in series. The entire value chain is covered – from the design idea to series production and reliable service throughout the entire product life cycle. SMT ELEKTRONIK thinks of all processes in series right from the start. The goal is a precision landing in terms of quality, but also in adherence to the budget.

Airline passengers trust that their pilot has checked everything before starting the plane. You do not have to worry about taking an airplane trip. SMT ELEKTRONIK GmbH would also like to give this carefree package to its customers when it comes to their complex product electronics. With this claim, the company flies very well and is heading towards its 30th anniversary this year and the weather also seems to be clear for the future.