Dorigo Systems has once again been included in Business in Vancouver's list of B.C.'s 100 Top Tech Companies. These highly-anticipated annual rankings are one of the province's most talked-about business reports and show which tech companies are growing. This year, Dorigo jumped two placements to #68, and is in good standing with other technology powerhouses such as Telus, SAP and Sony Pictures.

"Dorigo is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading contract manufacturers of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA)," say President Mark Pillon, P.Eng,"We launched the Vancouver area company in 1998, and business has been growing steadily ever since. Our placement at #68 clearly reflects our continued growth and vision in the B.C. market. We are delighted to receive this designation."

Check out the full list to learn more about some of the top players in B.C.'s thriving tech industry.

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Dorigo is well positioned to provide prototyping and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) service to Avnet’s community of innovators due to its comprehensive Electronics Manufacturing and precision Quick Turn capabilities which deliver Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA’s) on-time and within a specified budget. Dorigo builds it right the first time – an essential quality that Avnet recognized when inviting Dorigo to join its resource centre.

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KY8030Canadian Pacific Northwest EMS leader Dorigo Systems has installed Koh Young KY8030-3 SPI and Zenith 3D AOI systems in their newest SMT PCBA manufacturing line, adding 3D measurement and inspection capability for printed solder paste (SPI) as well as completed SMT assemblies (AOI). Both systems are intended to optimize productivity and ensure product quality through process optimization through Koh Young's patented measurement and inspection technologies.

The combination of KY8030-3 SPI and Zenith AOI inspection solutions provides comprehensive defect prevention and yield improvement tools for Dorigo Systems to ensure that optimum quality is built into their products. Koh Young is the market leader for full 3D Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and 3D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) of SMT PCB assemblies.

"At any given time, we typically have over 300 open production jobs at our two operating plants, utilizing a wide variety of processes and equipment, and servicing the production requirements of more than 30 active customers," says Mark Pillon, P. Eng., company President. "It's essential that our production process is optimized so that we can ship the highest quality defect-free product all the time with minimal process issues in our high-mix environment. We're confident that these new Koh Young systems will help our production maintain its competitive edge."

Koh Young's KY8030-3 true 3D SPI measurement system provides full patented 3D measurement for the complete range of solder paste measurement and inspection across a wide measurement range while ensuring accuracy without sacrificing resolution.

With its authentic 3D measurement capability, Koh Young's Zenith AOI system can detect all types of defects with real measurement values, allowing much easier defect evaluation and process control.


Dorigo was recently featured in Business in Focus magazine's "Build It Right" article that details how Dorigo Systems capacity easily meets the needs of over 300 open production jobs at its two operating plants in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Dorigo maintains more than 30 active customers specializing in everything from wireless communication devices and RF transmission systems to security and marine electronic products. These customers range from small two person startups to large multinational corporations and include industry leaders in the telecommunications, fibre optic and data handling fields where quality results and quick turnaround times are absolutely essential.

Read more:  Business in Focus - Build It Right  


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The Panasonic NPM-W provides high speed assembly with advanced manufacturing capabilities

February 03, 2015 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Dorigo Systems Ltd, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA), has added Panasonic’s  NPM-W modular placement machines to their newest SMT assembly line. The new machines are specifically customized to provide advanced manufacturing capabilities and increased throughput.

The upgraded line includes four new Panasonic NPM-W Series placement machines which are capable of handling large PCBs up to 750 x 550mm, components ranging from 0402 metric (01005 imperial) to     100 x 90 x 28mm tall and connector sizes up to 150 x 25mm. Features include: automatic support pin placement to ensure accurate support without damage to components on the underside of the board, a Multi-Functional Transfer Unit for flux or solder paste dip application in production of Package on Package devices; Placement Height Control Sensors to compensate for any PCB topography variance; 3D Sensors for better pick and placement of the latest component technologies and SMART feeders which allows for quick changeover, traceability and Feeder Anywhere capability.

 The modular design of this new NPM-W Line can support extremely complex and high mix PCB assemblies.  Each module is equipped with 2 highly versatile and flexible heads on 2 gantries with up to 16 nozzles.  Very impressive placement tact time of up to 70,000 chips per hour (CPH), or 0.051 second/chip, can be achieved which results in less production time and, in turn, a lower production cost.

  “We are continually investing in our infrastructure to best serve our customer’s needs,” says Mark Pillon, P.Eng., President of Dorigo Systems Ltd. “The introduction of the Panasonic NPM-W Series ensures we can exceed current manufacturing requirements and be well positioned for our future growth.”

Dorigo Systems is a full turnkey solutions provider that has the expertise and resources to handle the entire production process from sourcing components and assembling boards to final mechanical assembly, configuration management, testing and shipping of finished products to end customers.

Paul Vasvary, Business Development Manager, comments, It is important for Dorigo to utilize the fastest and highest quality SMT equipment with the latest technological features and capabilities for the varied mix of customer projects we complete. The Panasonic NPM-W line has been tailored to our needs enabling automated features that allow for increased quality with the industry’s smallest and largest components while handling a variety of board sizes and thickness. By offering the Panasonic NPM-W technology to our growing customer base, we can provide enhanced quality, traceability and the flexibility of placing any SMT component our customers’ specify.

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