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Sep 17, 2015

Retronix and Amtest Group enter into a strategic partnership to bring high reliability IC & PCBA solutions to Czech Republic and Slovakia

Retronix and AMTEST Group enter into a partnership


The strategic partnership was formalised last week when Mr.Anton Kollar from Amtest Czech Republic and Mr. Richard Duris from Amtest Slovakia visited the Retronix facility in Scotland.

Mr. Joe Tumilty (European Business Development Manager) discussed the market potential and took them on a tour of the Retronix Production area demonstrating our high reliability automated processes.

The vision and business profile of both the companies were complimentary and would create a favourable synergy to bring high quality, innovative IC /PCBA solutions to the Eastern European Market. 

Here is what they had to say:

Mr.Anton Kollar (Area Manager – Amtest Czech Republic) – “Cooperation with Retronix will further enhance our portfolio for value added customers, where superior service is mandatory. We see Retronix as a unique, technical provider of services, which are beneficial to a wide range of customers – reducing manufacturing costs in a competitive market.”

Mr.Richard Duris (Operations Manager – Amtest Slovakia) – “Seeing the capabilities, processes, and services Retronix can provide at their facilities, I am glad to have the opportunity to offer all these services and experiences of Retronix to the customers in my country. Cooperation with Retronix – world leader in safe electronic component recovery – allow Amtest to offer more superior value added services to our valued customers.”

Mr.Joe Tumilty (European Business Development Manager) – “The partnerships that Retronix develop globally are with carefully selected companies that share the same ethos as ourselves, technical, transparent in method but also solutions driven organisations that will help add benefit to our current and future customers. The partnership with Amtest is further testament to this and we look forward to further developing that relationship.” 

Company Profiles:

Retronix :

Retronix is a privately owned business founded in 1992 by Tony Boswell. Retronix offer a unique set of services aimed at reducing manufacturing costs and improving production efficiency in the electronics PCBA industry. Originating in the UK, Retronix now operate in the many countries in Europe and the Middle East. Precision, quality and innovation are the main reasons that Retronix has been – and continues to be – successful, offering state of the art, certified & automated services to High reliability industries like Aerospace, Military, Medical and also to OEM’s, CEM’s and Component Distributors.

Retronix are considered industry leaders in Automated Alloy Conversion and Retinning Services.

For more information visit : | Contact Mr.Joe Tumilty –

AMTEST Group :

Amtest Group was established in London, England in 1973, by Peter Taylor and Miro Irgl and since the Companies inception 40-years ago has exclusively worked in Central and Eastern Europe. Group has continued to grow in its “home countries” of Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovak Republic and Poland and now has 35- personnel in 5 core territories. This growth has been achieved through moving away from the traditional sales – distributor company formula, to an “added value” provider, where value and excellence has become their core focus.

Amtest are considered the No.1 SMT distributor in Central & Eastern Europe. 

For more information visit :

Czech Republic – | Contact Mr.Anton Kollar –

Slovakia – | Contact Mr.Richard Duris –