Firstronic/Maxway Joint Venture

/ July 2nd, 2014 / Comments Off on Firstronic/Maxway Joint Venture

MaxTronic Joint Venture Successfully Launching New Projects


In 2012 Williams 6 facilitated the creation of Maxtronic, a Firstronic and Maxway Technology joint venture.

“Maxtronic was established primarily to provide Firstronic customers with access to China’s manufacturing and supply chain capabilities. In addition to product cost savings the joint venture allows for purchases in local currency significantly reducing our customers exposure to Value Add Tax.” We are excited about the progress of the joint venture and the value it delivers to our customers”, said Andrew Williams, Williams 6 President.

Over the past year, Maxtronic has supported the project transfer and launch of three of Firstronic’s automotive programs and has grown to nine SMT lines.

“Firstronic is growing both domestically and through our Maxtronic JV. Both our JV partner, Maxway, and Firstronic have ISO9001/13485 and TS19649 certification and expertise in serving the automotive market. Together we’ve developed a global solution via our Maxtronic JV and we are now focusing on developing innovative solutions that support our customers’ needs for competitive cost and superior quality,” said John Sammut, Firstronic President and CEO.

Maxtronic-LogoTo better support their collaboration, Maxway and Firstronic have held a series of bilateral technical visits focused on making project transfer seamless to customers. One example of the results of this effort has been a standardized functional test platform strategy. The team at Maxtronic has developed a line of functional testers that will be deployed in both Shenzhen and Grand Rapids for programs launching in Grand Rapids that will ramp to volume production in Shenzhen.

“We are proud to have Firstronic as our US joint venture partner. The relationship provides Firstronic customers with a proven China manufacturing capability. We are excited and committed to a long term successful relationship”, said David Guo General Manager Maxway Technology.

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About Firstronic LLC

Firstronic LLC ( provides advanced electronics manufacturing services and optimized supply chain solutions for companies in a wide range of industries including automotive, industrial and medical device. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Firstronic has a 35,000 square foot facility, state-of-the-art equipment and a seasoned management team with an average tenure of 20 years. Firstronic is registered to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949.

About Maxway Technology Co., Ltd

Established in 1999 and based in Shenzhen, China, Maxway Technology Co., Ltd ( is a full-service contract electronic manufacturing company which offers complete solutions for turnkey printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), subsystem and system assembly, and order fulfillment. Facility area is approximately 7,700 square meters. Maxway is registered to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS16949 and ISO 13485:2003.

About Williams 6

Williams 6 Enterprises LLC ( provides emerging and middle market electronics companies with the best available electronics manufacturing solutions. Our EMS partners provide focus, flexibility and solutions, across the complete life cycle of your product.