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Saturn was founded in 1985 by Nagji Sutariya and his two nephews.

From the beginning, SEC focused on quality--and to learn from, but never repeat, mistakes.

From this seemingly simple philosophy, Saturn grew 25% yearly.

 

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In this 2016 iConnect article, Yash Sutariya venerates his father by sharing the leadership principles that made Saturn great.
 
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Quality Bare Board Manufacturing

We attribute this growth to growing customer satisfaction, a growing referral base, and the overall increase in the use of electronics in manufacturing. Management never forgot the original focus on quality. As a result, Saturn achieved its ISO9002 certification in 1985. In 1998, Saturn became the 5th PCB manufacturer in the country to achieve QS9000 certification. With industry-recognized certifications under our belt, we turned our focus towards strict, customer-specific certifications. Between 1998 and 2000 we invested approximately $3 million towards quality and capacity improvements and were certified for high-reliability, safety, and under-hood applications.

PCB Manufacturing Capacity

In 2000, capital improvements doubled our capacity–resulting in a record year. Unfortunately, with the industry downturn, much of this added capacity went unused through 2002. However, our financial strength (debt-free with no leases) has allowed us to overcome the downturn by adding even more equipment and processes to expand our product offerings.