People Driven Performance

Our philosophy starts with teamwork.

Our customers market category-leading products that meet a high level of performance. What our customers demand from Burton is simple: electronics manufactured with flawless precision—on schedule, on budget, every time.

We start by listening to you and your team. Understanding the issues is critical. Our team becomes an extension of yours, implementing shared ideas on how to minimize costs, enhance schedule flexibility, or better support your quality requirements. Our expertise supports you every step of the way: from launch to volume production scheduling, supply management, trend analysis, shipping and more. Working together, we can achieve exceptional performance and reliability in the field.

manufacturing capabilities

  • Variable-demand, high-mix PCBA and Box Build.
  • SMT and mixed technology
  • Lead-free and leaded
  • Cable and harness interconnect
  • Ship-to-stock and ship-to-end-market
  • Program management
  • Supply chain management

Variable Demand. High Mix.

Let Burton provide you with end-to-end solutions for PCBA and Box Builds.

Building a reliable variable-demand, high-mix production line in your own plant can pose challenges for you, potentially interrupting your core business. Our manufacturing facilities are fully optimized for variable-demand, high-mix production.

Our two manufacturing facilities were recently redesigned to offer greater flexibility and scalability. This allows Burton to implement changeovers quickly and ramp up production of your variable-demand, high-mix order. And at Burton, your production is overseen by some of the world’s most experienced manufacturing and quality-control experts.

Our commitment to you doesn’t end when your order ships. We continue to work closely with our customers through the entire product lifecycle, developing continuous improvement processes that elevate quality.

This is why 100% of our customers return.

PCB Assembly

Printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) are at the heart of your product. They’re close to our heart, too. Which is why Burton has continued to make major capital investments to expand our PCBA technologies and capacity. Our production facilities are optimized to support the fast changeovers required in high mix, variable demand environments.

PCb assembly capabilities

  • ISO Certified
  • Inline 3D Solder Paste Inspection (100%)
  • Multiple automated SMT lines supporting both leaded and lead-free processing.  (Placement down to 01005)
  • On-site X-Ray
  • 3D AOI (100%)
  • BGA and micro BGA placement and rework
  • Through-hole assembly
  • Reflow, wave solder and selective solder options
  • ERSA scope inspection equipment
  • IPC-A-610 workmanship standards
  • In-circuit test, programming/fixture development
  • Functional test system development
  • Test software development
  • Automated device programming
  • Environmental Coatings
    • Conformal Coating
    • Potting

Quick-Turn Prototypes

Our proven NPI process ensures an efficient, seamless transition from prototype development to volume production. The Burton team is totally committed to delivering a prototype to you that is cost-effective to manufacture and meets the highest quality standards.

prototyping capabilities

  • Quick turns and times based on the project requirements
  • Robust and flexible engineering change order management
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Kitting
  • Product documentation
  • Component engineering
  • Pre- and post-analysis
  • Manufacturability assessment
  • DFM for quality
  • Expedited transition to full production
  • A full EMS team ready to support you

Box Build Systems

With our Box Build services, Burton offers you a one-stop production path to market. Our assembly teams devise end-to-end solutions that save you time and money. Having your product built in one place not only helps reduce transaction costs and markups, but maintains higher quality control by assembling your entire product under our roof.

box build systems capabilities

  • Industrial design support
  • Enclosures
  • Environmental Coatings
    • Conformal Coating
    • Potting
  • Final system test
  • Product labeling
  • Environmentally friendly ESD Custom Packaging
  • Order management/logistics
  • Distribution and direct fulfillment

Supply Chain Management

We’ve built one of the best supply chains in the industry.

Burton has 40+ years of experience in the electronics manufacturing business. That’s allowed us to build long-term strategic relationships with component suppliers who share our same ethical standards. Along the way, we’ve built one of the most respected, responsive and reliable supply chains in the EMS industry. It’s why, given today’s challenging global supply chain situation, our commitment to Burton customers remains unbroken.

Our Supply Chain Management System meets the needs of variable-demand, high-mix environments. It’s a turnkey process that supports your product through its entire life cycle and responds quickly to ever-changing market demands. The Burton purchasing team works with you to define annual forecasts, then correctly sizes pipeline bonds to ensure you’re accurately supplied for variable, high mix demand.

What Burton SCM customers can expect:

  • Quicker turns
  • Flexibility
  • Lower costs
  • Kanban and just-in-time delivery programs
  • Stocking programs (raw materials, finished goods)
  • Safety stock management

Cable & Harness Interconnect

Burton has an on-site team of engineers and skilled production staff ready to handle the most complex harnesses and ribbon cables. Using advanced software technology, our veteran engineers design specific harnesses and ribbons for each application.

cable & harness capabilities

  • Flat ribbon cables
  • Custom molded cables
  • Coax cable assemblies
  • Discrete harnesses
  • Multi conductor cables
  • USB/ Cat5
  • Large format cables
  • RF cables
  • Wire harnesses
  • Medical cables
  • Custom cable assemblies
  • Box build enclosures
  • Overmolding

After Market & Fulfillment Services

Burton support doesn’t stop at the end of the production line. By tailoring the right mix of post-manufacturing services to meet your needs, Burton can help minimize transaction and logistics costs and free up your working capital.

Our customized solutions can reduce your finished goods inventory, enhance schedule flexibility, eliminate redundant test platforms, and create a closed-loop feedback system for continuous product improvement. 

After-market & fulfillment services

  • Custom ESD packaging (reusable, recyclable and environmentally friendly)
  • Dock to stock
  • Drop ship direct to end customer
  • Final product packaging (documentation, software, accessories)
  • Logistics support
  • Warranty return repair services
  • Rush repair services and drop ship replacements
  • Refurbishment (upgrading to latest revision)
  • Field return screening and failure analysis and data collection
  • Detailed repair and failure reports
  • Repair depot and field repair services
  • Rapid response to returns

Case Study: Higher Performance, Lower Cost

The challenge: An industrial OEM saw an increasing number of field returns on a system controller sourced from another supplier. The OEM called on Burton for help.

The Burton approach: Our team partnered with an outside lab to perform a failure analysis on several of the assemblies, which indicated the components were actually performing to specification. As a next step, the Burton team reviewed the customer documentation. That’s when we discovered that for the same assembly, a customer-initiated ECO, a component had been changed in error. We’d found the source of the performance issues in the assembly.

The result: Burton devised a re-layout of the board that corrected the performance issues. And at the same time, our redesign of the board reduced unit cost by 25%.