Off to the niche: Andreas Eberle assembles printed circuit boards for research institutes, development laboratories, and universities.
Andreas Eberle is an expert on memories, processors, capacitors, and resistors. He worked for an electronics company in Eastern Switzerland for ten years, populating printed circuit boards for machinery and equipment. Eberle could have taken things easy. Instead, he recognized a market trend in the express delivery of small series and started his own business. At the beginning of the year, he took over a disused company, acquired the necessary machinery, and started out on his own, focusing on prototypes and small series for the electronics development of companies and universities. The company’s USP is the delivery of products within four days after order placement. According to the 36-year-old entrepreneur from St. Gallen, the secret is an optimized manufacturing process that is geared towards fast retooling. He plans to hire five to ten employees gradually. This is, however, not the extent of his ambition. He is keen to start developing his own devices: “The internet of things,” according to Eberle, “already offers very interesting possibilities.”