Infinitum Gains PCB Fab Capability with Circuit Connect Acquisition
by Mike Buetow, The Tech.
AUSTIN, TX — Electric motor OEM Infinitum today announced the acquisition of Circuit Connect, a printed circuit board fabricator based in Nashua, NH, for an undisclosed amount.
In a press release, Infinitum said the acquisition of Circuit Connect supports its efforts to become more vertical and immediately permits a substantially higher production capacity of PCB stators. The acquisition of 30-year-old PCB fabricator also provides a framework for continuous volume growth, which is critical to meeting the high demand for Infinitum’s electric motor technology.
Circuit Connect has supplied Infinitum with PCB stators for more than five years, and has been closely involved in developing the manufacturing process and quality product. The company has 21 employees who will join the Infinitum family, while continuing to service existing customers via the operation from Nashua.
Infinitum’s unique air core motor motors replace heavy iron found in traditional electric motors with a lightweight, printed circuit board (PCB) stator said to be more reliable and require fewer metals such as copper.
“Our PCB stator is the heart of our sustainable electric motors and what allows us to deliver the efficiency and energy savings that is so important to our customers and the planet,” said Ben Schuler, founder and CEO, Infinitum. “Circuit Connect has worked side by side with us advancing and improving how PCB stators are made. Their acquisition will help us ensure consistent delivery of quality stator components as we execute on our hypergrowth phase and scale up manufacturing to meet demand for our motors that can power the world with less energy and waste.”
“As a leader in PCB fabrication in the US for more than three decades, Circuit Connect’s dedication to customer success aligns well with Infinitum’s mission to build motors with reliability and extended life,” said Rick Clutz, founder, Circuit Connect. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and are excited about the next chapter as we ramp up production to help create motors that can have such a lasting and positive impact on the environment.”