If the founding myths of American technology companies have a preference for garage locations, in the case of our family company, the birth of the first printed circuit board (PCB) was in the cellar of a discotheque - right next to an ice-cream machine.
To save costs for a new sound system in his dance club, Manfred Völker, the founder of our firm, enrolled the help of a few electronic students, whose bills from excessive celebrations were unpaid, to construct music boxes. To avoid the detailed wiring of box switch components, they showed him how to make simple printed circuit boards with hand-glued layout sheets, a hand-held drill and etching tubs to make simple circuit boards.
Greatly interested in this technology and tired of work in catering, Manfred Völker recognised the commercial prospects of PCB’s. Therefore, in 1977 he founded Precoplat Precision-Circuit Board Technology in Krefeld, which is near Dusseldorf, the capital of North Rhine Westphalia.
Since then, the love for our product and the quality and reliability of our printed circuit boards have been the decisive factors in developing a company over the past 40 years which is one of the most consistently successful printed circuit board manufacturers in Germany.
In the meantime our production range includes single and double-sided PCB’s, multilayer boards up to 24 layers, and semi-flexible printed circuit boards, all of which are manufactured in our expanded 25,000 qm² plant in Krefeld. The entire manufacturing process takes place under one roof, from job preparation to final electrical tests (E-test). In our opinion we can only guarantee quality and reliability of the quite literally “electronically connective” carrier technology, namely the printed circuit board, if we produce it in its entirety ourselves.