SOUTH BAY CIRCUITS HISTORY
South Bay Circuits founded in 1981 by current owner & CEO, Roland Satterlee, thru. its history has developed into the Electronics Industry’s most dynamic and diverse PC Board Fab and PC Board Assembly “Single Source Solution” Contract Manufacturer. Certainly South Bay Circuits has been their for its customers.
Looking at South Bay Circuits history, in the 1980’s we experienced extensive growth adding facilities and state-of-the-art process equipment to meet the ever changing requirements of the Electronics Industry and didn’t stop there. In 1985 SBC expanded operations adding a 60,000 square foot PC Board Fabrication facility in San Jose California. 1987 brought the addition of 3 additional buildings, continuing the expansion of capacity at SBC.
The 1990’s brought continued growth in operations and technology. We added Back Panels to our product line because of the clear needs of our customers, becoming an industry leader in this technology, which we still offer today. 1992 saw the construction of our Inner layer manufacturing facility. In 1995 we acquired our first Chandler Arizona facility. We began our first Offshore Partnership in 1999 to expand capacity and offer a low cost, high quality, high volume option to our Customers. This relationship continues today along with additional partnerships formed over the past 15 years. SBC has created a dynamic and strategic advantage in the marketplace through these relationships. Throughout the 1990’s SBC continued as the industry leader in quality performance receiving multiple Industry “Service Excellence Awards”.
With the start of the new millennium, South Bay Circuits moved into its current Chandler location that includes Corporate Offices and Assembly Plant that totals over 60,000 square feet and completed its consolidated of its Assembly and Back Panel Division from San Jose to Chandler in 2003.
In 2004 remaining South Bay Circuits operations were transferred to Chandler Arizona so we could more cost effectively meet our customers needs. With 2004 also came the acquisition of our first Assembly Division Fuji SMT line, a second was added in 2007. In further pursue of quality, Underwriters Laboratories certified all SBC divisions to ISO 9001 in 2006 and re-certified to the new standard ISO 9001 : 2008 in 2015 which is valid until September of 2018.
To meet the evolving requirements of our Customers and because the need was there South Bay Circuits throughout its entire history has made strategic changes to maintain our leadership role as a premier “Single Source Solution” Turnkey Electronic Contract Manufacturer offering unlimited domestic and offshore products, services, and capacity.
SBC is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company through UL-DQS. South Bay Circuits utilizes ISO 9001:2015 eight fundamental quality management principles to help improve our PC Board Fab, PC Assembly, and Box Build performance. Certificate #: 10000903 QM15
ITAR Registered! We are a manufacturer that builds defense articles with related technical data that can be defined on the United States Munitions List (Part 121 of the ITAR), where we are registered.