In 2020, Nortech Systems, Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary. Our longevity is no accident — it’s a major accomplishment and testament to all our employees, customers and shareholders who believed in us and made it happen. We also credit our unwavering dedication to superior quality and outstanding service.
Starting with a single facility in northern Minnesota in 1990, Nortech Systems has expanded organically and through acquisitions. Today we are One Nortech — a cohesive family of centers of excellence, operations and shared services working cooperatively to leverage resources. Our two core objectives are helping our customers succeed and providing a quality place to work.
We proudly offer world-class electronics manufacturing services — from early-stage product development and engineering through production and order fulfillment. Over the years, we have responded to changing market needs by broadening and deepening our services and capabilities. Our overriding goal is to mitigate risks for our customers by delivering robust quality products and on time, helping our customers to succeed.
Nortech’s Global Centers of Excellence
Maple Grove, MN: Corporate Headquarters & Medical Engineering Center of Excellence
Bemidji, MN: Wire & Cable Harness Center of Excellence
Blue Earth, MN: Defense Wire & Cable Center of Excellence
Mankato, MN: PCBA Center of Excellence
Milaca, MN: Medical Assembly Center of Excellence
Monterrey, MX: Center of Excellence for The Americas
Suzhou, CN: Center of Excellence for Asia Pacific
Expansion through Acquisition
In 1995, we purchased Aerospace Systems in Fairmont, Minn., which opened possibilities serving the unique needs of defense customers; this company’s proud legacy and operations traced back to 1964. The following year we acquired two established operations from Zercom Corporation: Merrifield, Minn., added proven capabilities and expertise in printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs); those capabilities have now been consolidated into the Mankato Center of Excellence. Intercon 1 offered a well-known, branded product line aimed at the growing machine vision market. Today Intercon 1’s sales and customer support teams are produced in Asia & North America.
Enhancing our service offering for the high- growth medical market — including life-sustaining Class III devices — motivated our 2010 acquisition of Trivirix’s operations in Milaca, Minn. This site’s distinguished medical pedigree traced back to 1984, when it was founded by Medtronic.
In 2011, we added a second PCBA operation and valuable customers by purchasing Winland Electronics’ EMS operations in Mankato, Minn. Winland’s notable heritage in electronics manufacturing started in 1972.
This tradition was recently continued in 2015 with the acquisition of Devicix, LLC of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Devicix, a world-class product development and engineering firm for medical device applications, complements Nortech’s production-driven capabilities for Class I, II and III regulated devices and gives Nortech a full, turnkey option for medical device OEMs around the world.