“For the past 8 months, we’ve been planning for the startup of a second production facility,” stated Tom Anderson, president of Digital Check Corporation. “Our decision to add a second factory was not solely based upon adding additional capacity or upon having a second factory to provide ‘redundancy’ and added supply protection for our customers. Just as important, our objective was to add to our engineering and technical expertise rather than just adding basic contract manufacturing.”
“We have selected a vertically integrated partner, that will also provide ongoing input to design, tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and testing, to reinforce Digital Check’s continuous quality and
cost improvement programs,” Anderson added.
Digital Check’s manufacturing division (ICT in California), is the driving force behind the second factory expansion plan. “With significant growth in our California factory already underway, we began an extensive due diligence process to evaluate alternatives to increase production capacity. After many audits and plant tours, our engineering team selected a partner with factories in both Japan and China to give us both a second and third factory expansion capability,” according to Phil Barboni, president of the ICT manufacturing division.
“Ultimately, we decided upon a Japanese company because their manufacturing processes are so similar to ours and their focus upon continuous quality improvement,” added Barboni. To further ensure product quality and consistency, the ICT division will control parts purchasing and install the same assembly lines, PC controlled QC test procedures, and training procedures in the second facility as utilized in the California plant.