Electronic device makers such as Motorola, Finisar, Robert Bosch, Avago, Sony and Panasonic depend on electronic manufacturing services provider NationGate Technology to deliver turnkey operations and reliable supply chain management solutions. Based in Penang, popularly known as the silicon island of Asia, since 1999, NationGate provides a one-stop solution to its customers with an integrated process including printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), plastic injection and mechanical assembly. It caters to tier-1 original equipment manufacturers. Recognised as an outsourcing hub, Penang offers a distinct advantage to the home-grown contract manufacturer. Its strategic location provides NationGate access to an excellent supply chain of supporting industries and an abundant source of competent engineers, technicians and professionals. "We have a highly dynamic and committed management team that is swift in making decisions," says managing director Ooi Eng Leong. This enables the company to offer high-quality customer service and support its clients in achieving their goals. NationGate hurdles the stiff competition in the PCBA industry with its flexible manufacturing solutions. While most manufacturers avoid customised production, NationGate accommodates clients' demands for low volume and high component mix production. Such flexibility has positioned NationGate as a one-stop provider of high-quality products and service solutions. "Customers need a solution to their problems," Ooi says. "If you cannot provide the solution, the customers will not come to you." With an average yearly growth of 25 per cent and sales reaching HK$582 million last year, NationGate is pursuing business diversification and expansion. "Our primary goal is to assist in the growth and development of our existing clients, and create win-win business partnerships," Ooi says. "We will be focusing our business on the automotive, life science, light-emitting diode and medical industry sectors." The company announced plans to go public via the Malaysian stock exchange next year. NationGate also aims to attract institutional investors and is keen on working with international partners.