Methods Automation partners with Active Sales and APCT

Through our partnership with Active Sales, we are pleased to announce an exciting new addition to our product offering.  In the DC / MD / VA marketplace, there is a high demand for quick turn, ITAR printed circuit board suppliers, and APCT has proven to be a capable and ideal solution.  APCT is best known for quick turns, prototypes, rigid, and flex / rigid-flex products.  Additionally, they have extensive experience in not only the commercial industries, but also the aerospace and defense industries.

APCT has four production facilities in the United States, three in California (Santa Clara, Anaheim, Orange County) and the fourth in Wallingford, Connecticut.  Each facility has a specific technology focus, and the production facility for a board is determined based on the technology required.

What is unique about APCT?  We began working with APCT in early 2019, and we are in awe of the company’s quick turn capabilities.  With over 1000 different material sets in-stock, we have seen projects ship within 48 hours.  Additionally, when a quote is requested the files go straight to DFM so that APCT can a) give as accurate a quote as possible and b) the DFM is already complete when the order is placed. 


  • Four manufacturing sites
    • Santa Clara
    • Anaheim
    • Orange County
    • Wallingford
  • $85 million in annual revenue
  • 180,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space
  • 450+ employees

Key Differentiators:

  • 2 – 38 layers up to 7 lamination cycles
  • Manufacturing of High Density Interconnect (HDI) product
  • Flex and rigid-flex capabilities
  • Have quality and manufacturing certifications specific to the Defense & Aerospace industries
  • Consistent and reliable execution of quick turn orders


  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • AS9100D Certified
  • NADCAP Certified
  • MIL-P-55110 Certified
  • MIL-PRF-31032 Certified
  • IPC 6012 Class 3 & 3A
  • ITAR Registered at all sites

Corporate Manufacturing Capabilities:



As an EMS project manager, the PCB Fab house is a critical decision on any project, and one not to be taken lightly. Our customers typically rely on our expertise to select a PCB fab house, expecting the quickest possible PCB turn time while maintaining the expected quality output. While this seems like a simple formula, the fact is that there are only a handful of PCB fab houses that I feel confident to place that trust in time and again.

I can say categorically that APCT is one of the most reliable, responsive, high tech fab houses that I have had the pleasure to work with; they offer word class turn time, a highly technical team that keeps technical questions to a minimum during the PCB fabrication, and consistently time and time again maintain their delivery commits.

Theresa Lang  |  Project Manager



P.P.I.-Time Zero Inc. looks to APCT as our go to Domestic Bare Circuit Card Manufacturing Company. APCT has continually demonstrated that they have the resource in place to continuously provide Hi-Technology Bare Printed Circuit boards that consistently meet our customer’s specification. We utilize APCT’s engineering resource for DFM studies prior to launching new production requirements. By utilizing this available resource we eliminate multiple prototype passes and improve our customer’s time to market. We have a long term relationship with the Owners and Senior Management of APCT. This team of professionals make themselves available in support of their mission of providing Best of Class Customer Service.

Frank Simons  |  Executive Vice President
P.P.I.-Time Zero Inc.


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