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All Circuits Expects Expanded Plant to Be Largest in France in 2 Years

MEUNG-SUR-LOIRE, FRANCE – All Circuits in July inaugurated its new electronics manufacturing factory here, where it intends to supply electronic assemblies to the automotive sector. The company will eventually install 13 SMT lines, reportedly making the plant, which operates under the MSL Circuits brand, the highest-volume EMS site in France.

The 6000m2 (65,000 sq. ft.) expansion brings the total factory size to about 24,000m2 (258,000 sq. ft.). The campus now employs about 600 workers and builds 200,000 electronics assemblies per day. Both figures are expected to climb as demand and the number of lines grow.

The new All Circuits factory soon might be the largest in France
The new All Circuits factory soon might be the largest in France.
All Circuits and its subsidiaries had sales of 294 million euros ($305 million) in 2021, a figure it plans to double within two years. The company cited increased automation – the factory is an Industry 4.0 site – and higher demand for electric vehicles for the outlook.

“Quality, time to market, carbon footprint,” said Bruno Racault, president, All Circuits Group. “These advantages exceed the difference of 2% to 3% on the cost of production that still exists with China.” The Meung-sur-Loire plant has a defect rate of 2ppm, he noted, adding that the current trend is to place production close to the point of consumption.

The Meung-sur-Loire site was built by Valeo in 1992, then acquired by Jabil in 2002. After Jabil decided to close the site, All Circuits acquired it in 2012. (MB)