01 What services does your PCB assembly company provide?

We offer a wide range of services including PCB assembly, surface mount technology (SMT) assembly, through-hole assembly, component sourcing, prototyping, testing, and box build assembly.

02 What sets your PCB assembly company apart from others?

Our company stands out due to our commitment to quality, attention to detail, and personalized service. We prioritize customer satisfaction, offer competitive pricing, and strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our PCB assembly services.

03 Do you offer assembly from consigned components?

Absolutely! We provide assembly services whether you prefer to supply your own components (Free Issue Components) or would like us to handle component procurement on your behalf. We can accommodate a combination of both approaches as well. When providing Free Issue Components, we request that you supply them in production-ready packaging whenever possible (e.g., taped & reeled, tubes, trays, ammo packs, etc.). If we are purchasing components for your build, we leverage our strong purchasing power to ensure you receive the best possible prices

04 How do I request a quote for my PCB assembly project?

You can request a quote by filling out the online quote form here. For PCB assembly, ideally, we would like the following information 

Complete set of Gerber Files: Ideally provided in RS274X format, along with a Drill File. Additionally, a profile drawing containing critical dimensions, special features, and materials used would be highly beneficial. However, we understand that this level of detail may not always be available, and we can accommodate various data presentations.

Bill Of Materials (BOM): Please provide a detailed BOM with Manufacturers Part Numbers or Catalog Cross References to ensure accurate component selection for your specific requirements.

Component Placement File(Pick and Place file): If available, please provide a Component Placement File specifying component centers and orientation.

Quantity Required: Let us know the quantity of circuits you require for your project.

Lead time Expectations: Inform us of any particular lead times we need to consider for your project.

Any Other Special Information: Feel free to provide any additional special information such as test specifications, special finishes, packaging requirements, delivery schedules, or any other relevant details.

By providing us with these details, we can accurately assess your project requirements and provide you with a comprehensive and tailored quote.

05 How quickly can I expect to receive a quote?

We understand the importance of prompt responses to our clients. In almost all cases, we aim to provide a quote within one working day of receiving your inquiry. Our team is committed to efficiency, and we typically strive to reply to inquiries within 4 hours in a working day, ensuring you receive the information you need in a timely manner.

06 What is your standard Lead Time?

Lead times are usually dictated by the availability of PCB’s and components at the time of order placement, also depending on the complexity and volume of the project.

Typically a Consigned Assembly(Kitted) would be 10 working days from Receipt of a full kit of parts whereas a fully Turnkey Assembly would be 3~5 weeks from order placement assuming no component lead times prevent this.

When we quote we will advise you of the current lead times based on the expectation of component availability.

We would prefer you to provide us with a specific date that works for you, and we will make every effort to meet that deadline. If, for any reason, meeting your requested date is not feasible, we will be transparent and inform you upfront.

Our commitment to flexibility and exceeding customer expectations is what distinguishes us from others in the industry.

07 Do you offer expedited or rush assembly services?

Yes, we offer expedited assembly services for urgent projects. Please mention your specific timeline requirements when requesting a quote, and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.If, for any reason, meeting your requested date is not feasible, we will be transparent and inform you upfront.

08 Can you handle specialized requirements or unique projects?

Yes, we have experience in handling specialized requirements and unique projects. Our team of skilled engineers and technicians can work closely with you to develop custom

09 What types of testing do you perform on PCB assemblies?

We offer various testing options, including visual inspection, automated optical inspection (AOI), functional testing, and custom testing solutions tailored to your project’s

10 How can I track the progress of my PCB assembly project?

We provide regular updates throughout the assembly process. Our team will keep you informed regarding the progress of your project, from assembly to testing and shipping.

11 Do you offer any design assistance to optimize PCB assembly?

While our primary focus is PCB assembly, we can provide design for manufacturing (DFM) feedback to optimize your design for efficient assembly, ensuring proper component placement, clearances, and signal integrity.

12 Can you assist with design optimization for cost reduction?

Yes, we have expertise in design for manufacturability (DFM) and can offer suggestions for design optimization to reduce manufacturing costs while maintaining performance and reliability. Our goal is to help you achieve the best balance between cost and functionality.

13 What measures do you take to ensure data security and confidentiality?

We prioritize data security and confidentiality. Our company has strict protocols in place to protect intellectual property, confidential information, and customer data. We can sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to provide an additional layer of protection if required.

14 How do you ensure efficient and cost-effective PCB assembly?

We employ advanced manufacturing techniques, automated processes, and streamlined workflows to ensure efficient and cost-effective PCB assembly. By optimizing our processes, we can offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality.

15 Do you offer value-added services in addition to PCB assembly?

Yes, we provide value-added services such as component sourcing, kitting, and supply chain management. These services help streamline the assembly process, reduce lead times, and provide a convenient one-stop solution for our customers.

16 What forms of payment do you accept? And what are your Payment Terms?

We accept payment by Direct Bank Transfer, Cheque or E-TRANSFER. For new customers we expect the first order to be paid in full on placement of order. This allows us to begin the process of Credit Checks and Account Opening. On successful processing of our Credit Application our standard trading terms are Net: 30 Days.

17 Will my PCB assemblies be manufactured in Canada or China?

SAPA exclusively supplies Printed Circuit Board assemblies service from our manufacturing location in BC, Canada. The benefits of this are:

  1. Consistent levels of High Quality.
  2. Traceability.
  3. No time-gap service.
  4. Quick turn time.
  5. Security of Intellectual Property and design.
  6. Supporting the manufacturing industry in North America !
18 Can I have a factory tour?

Absolutely! We would be delighted to give you a personal tour of our facilities and walk you through our procedures. If you are interested in scheduling a factory tour, please send us a request via email or use our convenient online booking system to schedule a meeting. We look forward to showing you our operations firsthand.

19 What is the best way to contact you and send enquiries?

We offer many ways to contact us. All of these methods are checked regularly for requests and enquiries.

By telephone: (+1) 604 520 5611
By email: sales@sapatechs.com
Our Contact page – please click here.