PartnerTech Participates With Innovation Symposium

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PartnerTech shares expertise in taking innovative ideas to commercial success at Innovation Symposium.

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The Innovation Symposium is a great opportunity for businesses to learn from the experience of others. Moving from concept to reality requires guidance and support from a variety of disciplines.

PartnerTech Inc. President and Managing Director of the North American location, Gary Bruce, was part of a panel discussion on handling IP and exclusivity for collaborative innovation at the Innovation Symposium hosted by Novelis and sponsored in part by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

As a technology driven organization, PartnerTech has significant expertise helping companies take innovative ideas from prototype to scalable model as demonstrated with recent client, Impact Cryotherapy. The success of this partnership is attributed in part to the collaboration from different engineering disciplines, a Made In America solution and sound communication that resulted in the final scalable model used today. PartnerTech continues in partnership with Impact Cryotherapy making continuous improvements in process and as an asset to their marketing initiatives.

The Innovation Symposium is designed to help companies learn from experts in a variety of areas that will accelerate the path from idea to reality. It provides a half- day packed with resources and information from two panel discussions, opening and closing keynotes, a tour of the Novelis Global Research and Development Center, and concludes with an open Q&A session. Attendees will gain insight and learn best practices from manufacturing professionals to prioritize and organize innovation efforts.

Heading up North American operations since 2009, Bruce has led the business through significant growth, over more than 600%. He speaks on a number of topics, including Postponement Manufacturing and International Business and Culture. Additionally, Bruce has been invited to participate in panel discussions on global communications and serves as Co-Chair on the Metro Atlanta Chamber Supply Chain Council.

Bruce states, “The Innovation Symposium is a great opportunity for businesses to learn from the experience of others. Moving from concept to reality requires guidance and support from a variety of disciplines. This Symposium is a rare opportunity to learn from a broad spectrum of expertise to accelerate growth”.

About PartnerTech
PartnerTech is a global industrial partner offering customized solutions throughout the product lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing and aftermarket services, in a number of market areas such as MedTech and Oil & Gas. With approximately 1,400 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States and China, PartnerTech reports annual sales of more than SEK 2.2 billion. PartnerTech was recently acquired by Scanfil plc, an international contract manufacturer and system supplier with nearly 40 years of experience in demanding contract manufacturing.

Scanfil is headquartered in Sievi, Finland and has production operations in Finland, China, Germany, Hungary and Estonia. Scanfil’s turnover in 2014 was EUR 214.5 million and it employed a total of 1,800 people. The key elements of Scanfil’s operations include a vertically integrated production system and the provision of services and supply chain management to customers over the entire life cycle of the product. Its customers include international operators in the automation, energy, data transmission and health technology sectors, and companies operating in fields related to urbanization, among other industries. For more information and

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