Engineering & Production
Since its foundation in 1938, MEC has been making electromechanical components.
Today we are focusing on continuous innovation to maintain our position as leader in the segment of
high end PCB mount push button switches. By always choosing the best possible solution, whether it
is a design principle, a material or a manufacturing process we maintain and improve our sustainable
high quality level. With this approach a wealth of know-how has been built up over the years for the
benefit of new product development and custom solutions.
Despite the trend of outsourcing it has been the policy of MEC to maintain a high degree of vertical
integration that enables us to react promptly on specific customer requests. Only processes that are
not considered core competences have been outsourced.
Research and Development
Equipped with the latest CAD solutions with 3D facilities and optical simulation software our experienced R&D engineers are designing, simulating and evaluating new products and machinery continuously.
The combination of a strong R&D facility and the vertical integration enable us to provide custom designs
from conception to completion.
Logistics and Production Planning
The production planning software is today fully integrated into the financial and administrative system. The system provides the backbone that allows us to maintain precise deliveries and to offer excellent customer service.
Automation - Tooling - Moulding - Stamping - Graphics Marking - Custom Assembly
All switch modules are manufactured on fully automated production lines with complete in-line component tests.
All production statistics are analysed and stored in computers. 98% of all parts used in the MEC switches are produced in-house.
Ongoing investments ensure that latest technology is available for the tooling department. However, at MEC we believe that the most important factors for maintaining a high tool standard are the outstanding skills and experience of our toolmakers.
The Plastic moulding department consists of 16 injection molding machines.
Rigorous process control ensures the highest possible precision and reproducible quality that is essential for making precision components.
All metal parts are manufactured in our metal stamping department. When making contact elements,
a computer controlled test station provides a high level of repeatability and secures that any required corrections can be made instantly.
Graphics marking is also made in-house to secure constant quality and durability of both standard and customized graphics for the many keycaps and bezels available.
The assembly department offers all kinds of value-added services such as customized final assembly made by experienced and quality conscious personnel.