Analysts value the global electronic equipment product market at well over $2 trillion per year. From smart phones and tablets to video game consoles and e-readers, electronics products are part of everyday life – both in the home and the office.

Most, if not all, major electronics brands turn to outside companies not only to support the design, testing and manufacturing, but also the repair of their innovations. Productivity is critical because it enables the manufacturer to control costs and keep electronics affordable for the consumer. And that’s where specialty tools from Apex Tool Group make a difference.

The manufacturing processes for electronics products are fundamentally different from those of other machinery and equipment. Specialized tools are required when integrated circuits and miniaturization technologies come into play. Devices are smaller than ever before, which presents unique challenges for the technicians working on circuit boards. They may need to manipulate a part the size of a grain of pepper.

ATG serves this industry with products from Weller®, including soldering, desoldering and fume extraction tools used for circuit board assembly and rework. The brand’s latest innovation is a soldering iron with the fastest heat-up time on the market. Our Erem® brand provides precision tweezers and pliers for use on circuit boards and other electronic equipment.