[Largo, FL and New Bedford, MA: June 20, 2013] - Suncoast Digital Technologies, Inc. and Epec Engineered Technologies announced today that the two companies are joining forces to give customers a greater range of high quality electronic product services and long term financial strength.
Since 1952, Epec Engineered Technologies has designed and manufactured customized, built-to-print, performance-critical products for all sectors of the electronics industry. Today they are a leading provider of printed circuit boards, flex and rigid-flex circuits, user interface products, cable assemblies and custom battery packs.
Suncoast Digital Technology, founded over 22 years ago, is a premier supplier of OEM user interface keyboard assemblies.
The acquisition of certain Suncoast Digital assets into the Epec family brings together two industry leaders who share the same values and passionate customer commitment of engineering excellence, superior quality, customer dedication and on-time delivery.
Paul Knupke, Executive Vice President of Suncoast Digital Technology, stated "We have the highest respect and regard for Epec LLC as a successful industry leader, with a proven long-term growth plan that will give our valued customers great support and services. After significant strategic thinking and a view to our customer's long term success, I am confident this opportunity will enhance our customer support."
Ed McMahon, CEO of Epec, commented, "We are very excited to welcome Suncoast Digital into the growing Epec family. Paul Knupke, Joe Frangione and their dedicated team have built a tremendous reputation that seamlessly fits into Epec's proven business model, focusing on providing customers with high level engineered solutions."
"As part of Epec's long term growth strategy, the team and facility at Suncoast in Largo, Fla. will remain intact to service the existing customer base. Along with this, Epec will be moving some manufacturing from its current location outside of Boston, Mass. to Largo and will have its 45 person strong global sales team focusing on selling the unique capabilities of Suncoast Digital."