Flatfield Multi Print International
Who are we?
It is our mission to support the European electronics market with intelligent and comprehensive PCB solutions.We want to take away your worries about doing business in different time zones, about long travel distances, about unfamiliar cultures, about early payment and about having to speak a language that you may not have mastered before. We also make sure your PCB data are always checked and correct: that’s what our CAM departments in the Netherlands and in China take care of. Needless to say that, through the presence of our own employees at Asian production locations, we ensure that the highest quality standards are met.
You need your PCB’s at the right time at your production line. We manage the supply chain and make sure your production continues, if necessary by putting a buffer stock at your premises at our expense. And if you need prototypes and you need them fast, we get them to you in time through one of our partners in Europe. We have the people, we have the infrastructure, we have the organization, we have the expertise and we have the flexibility. All available to you at any time - so why not use it?
Flatfield was founded by Christiaan Plat and Ferry Zonneveld and has been active in the PCB industry since 1987. It was one of the first PCB trading companies in the Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) countries.
In the first decennium of the 21st century, ownership of the company was transferred to Christiaan’s son, Jeroen Plat, and Flatfield’s first employee, Frans Pastoor. They started, very successfully, expanding into Germany and the UK and also established the Asian Flatfield operations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Today, Flatfield’s business is conducted largely across Europe.
In November 2014, Jeroen Plat and Frans Pastoor invited Standard Investment from Amsterdam (www.standard.nl) to buy a majority of the shares and help to realize the companies’ ambitious plans to become a top 10 player by 2020 latest. They assigned Dr. Albert van der Wijk as new CEO as of February 2015.
The Flatfield portfolio covers the entire range of PCB technologies, starting from single layer PCBs to complicated multilayer PCBs with blind and buried vias as well as flex and flex-rigid PCBs. Flatfield has also been one of the early adapters of metal substrate PCBs, which today is one of the fastest growing area’s due to, among others, the rapidly developing LED market. From the early stages in its existence, Flatfield has adopted the Total Cost of Ownership principle. Therefore, in addition to providing technical support Flatfield also offers comprehensive logistical solutions to save PCB users both costs and cash.
PCB’s are shipped to Electronic Manufacturing Service companies on a weekly basis from Flatfield’s climate controlled, 1000 square meter (10.000 square feet) warehouse facility in the Netherlands. This allows higher purchase volumes and, hence, competitive prices that are stable over a longer period of time. Flatfield continues to be a financially sound, growing and ambitious company. Why not contact us to find out more?