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Where did the name “Qualitel” come from?

“Qualitel” is a combination of “Quality” and “Electronics.” Qualitel’s President, Tuanhai Hoang, incorporated Qualitel after working for Intel, which stands for “Intelligent Electronics.”

How long has Qualitel been in business?

Qualitel has been in business for over 20 years.

How long has Qualitel been at their present location?

Since 2008, Qualitel has been located in Everett, which is only 20 minutes north of Seattle, and 1 hour north of the SeaTac airport.

How big is Qualitel's facility?

Qualitel has 2 buildings. Building A is 38,000 square feet with 6,000 square feet of office space, and Building D is 33,000 square feet with 6,000 square feet of office space.

How many employees does Qualitel have?

Qualitel has over 200 employees, all located in the United States.

What are Qualitel's manufacturing capabilities?

Qualitel uses state-of-the-art equipment to perform SMT (surface mount technology), selective, and wave soldering of circuit card electronics. We perform full box-build assembly for aircraft instruments, medical devices used in hospitals, military systems that are used by our defense department, and more.

Qualitel has a dedicated team that also performs manual assembly and soldering of additional components that cannot be handled by the automated equipment. We can customize our manufacturing process to meet your unique needs.

Visit our manufacturing page to learn more!

What kind of customer does Qualitel serve?

Qualitel serves customers who need high-mix, high-reliability contract-manufactured electronics that perform mission-critical functions in the aerospace, military, industrial, and medical and life sciences industries.

Learn more about our customer profile!

Does Qualitel have offshore manufacturing?

Qualitel does not own any offshore manufacturing services, but we do have a strong partnership with In-tech, based in Hong Kong. Qualitel has also helped manage the success of some customers’ transfer to offshore for higher volume production while maintaining production of 10-20% of their volume locally. This strategy ensures success and on-shore support.

Does Qualitel test in-house?

Qualitel highly recommends that all products be fully tested at our facility. That way, our team can troubleshoot and be held accountable for product quality and reliability. Qualitel provides the following types of tests in-house: Flying Probe, In-Circuit testing (ICT), Halt/Hass, RF, Functional, Burn-In, Environmental, Vibration Shake and Bake, and X-Ray. We can also customize our testing services to meet your requirements.

Does Qualitel have the ability to develop test fixtures and test plans?

Qualitel can develop test fixtures for Checksum ICT, HP/Agilent 3070, and Flying Probe. We can also develop and manage full functional test systems.

Does Qualitel perform quick-turn prototyping?

Yes, Qualitel performs both consigned and turnkey prototype services.

What registrations does Qualitel have?

Qualitel has ISO9001, ISO13485, AS9100, ITAR and FDA along with an FAA Repair registration certificate. Our manufacturing team is trained and certified to IPC-610 and J-STD-001 standards.

Visit our Registrations & Certifications page to download documentation. 

Does Qualitel offer facility tours?

Yes! We believe that as soon as you step foot into our state-of-the-art facility, you’ll understand our commitment to quality, and to the leading edge of manufacturing technology and lean culture. Contact us today to set up a tour!

What are Qualitel's design capabilities?

Qualitel does not offer any design services aside from our design testing services.

Does Qualitel charge for Design for Manufacturing (DFM) or Design for Test (DFT) analysis?

Qualitel can provide DFM/DFT analysis, which we perform through non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs on our quote.

Does Qualitel use an SPC method of manufacturing quality control?

Qualitel has been using a real-time SPC system since 2009.

Does Qualitel have Six Sigma-certified personnel in-house?

Qualitel has many lean certified employees who have acquired Six Sigma green and black belts.

Does Qualitel work with Boeing?

About 10% of the products Qualitel manufactures go into Boeing 737, 777, and 787 aircrafts. We build electronics for Boeing’s Tier 1 suppliers, rather than working directly with Boeing.

Is Qualitel financially stable?

Qualitel has been growing an average of 10-20% every year for the last 20 years. We continue to invest $500,000 – $2 million of new equipment and systems every year.