Pivot International, with global headquarters in Lenexa and offices in Europe and Asia, announced that it has acquired Avatar Engineering, an expert in technology design and manufacturing based in Lenexa. Avatar Engineering will expand Pivot’s competencies with hardware, software and mechanical packaging solutions for OEMs in a variety of industries including agricultural, industrial, transportation and scientific instruments markets. This is the third acquisition for Pivot since the beginning of 2016; in January 2016, the company announced the purchase of Mid-Continent Custom Electronics, followed by the acquisition of DigitTron in March 2016.
Jack Ward, CEO of Avatar Engineering states that he is, “proud of the company that he has built over the last 18 years and confident that Mark Dohnalek and his executive team at Pivot will continue Avatar’s legacy of innovation, outstanding quality, reliability and cost management.” Jack expresses his gratitude to the associates who built the company with him exhibiting the highest professional standard in all they do. “Because of them, Avatar became the company it is today and is now poised for its next phase of growth and continued exceptional client service under Mark Dohnalek’s leadership.”
Mark Dohnalek, President and Chief Executive Officer says, “we are making this strategic acquisition to expand our technological engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S., specifically in the Kansas City area, while also growing our resources in Asia and the UK to serve European customers.” The acquisition of Avatar Engineering supports the fast-pace growth for embedded electronics such as circuit boards, box-builds, software and hardware for many growth industries. The additional resources and expertise will provide Pivot’s customers with the highest quality, rapid-design and manufacturing, and very cost-efficient production and processes. “We will be able to design and engineer, build prototypes, short-run and full-run production locally,” says Dohnalek. As the global economy evolves, Pivot is poised to design, source and manufacture products in many countries, including the U.S., efficiently and effectively.