Tuesday, January 17, 2012

INIT adds new manufacturing facility

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Chesapeake, Va.-based INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. said Tuesday that, in partnership with Simtech, LLC, a supplier of customized electronic products, it has opened Superior Quality Manufacturing (SQM) to produce a variety of electronic modules and devices featuring components such as computer boards and LED panels.

INIT, a provider of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), said the 13,000 square foot facility, located in Chesapeake, houses a production area, test and repair facility, warehouse, and administrative offices. The new plant will benefit INIT customers by providing faster turnaround on equipment lead and delivery times, and by facilitating a timelier repair process for damaged equipment.

SQM initially will manufacture devices like variable message signs, mobile data terminals, GPS devices, and equipment racks for INIT’s U.S. public transit customers. Longer term growth plans include manufacturing for third parties leveraging the SQM skills in THT (Through Hole Technology) and SMD (Surface Mount Devices), as well as building specialized high quality electronics in small and medium range quantities at a reasonable cost, the company said.