Comptec Inc. landed a contract to make tooling and injection molded telephone parts for Northern Telecom Ltd.'s Cymcarn, Wales, assembly plant. Comptec President John Cavers would not disclose the value of the contract, but said Comptec will make the multicavity tooling at its Surrey, British Columbia, headquarters plant, and mold parts for a new telephone product line there and at its Custer, Wash., plant.
Cavers said his firm has enough toolmaking and molding capacity for the job without buying more equipment.
Comptec will build six injection molding tools and associated printing fixtures. It also will mold 240,000 sets of dial pads and function keys in the first year of the three-year contract beginning this month. In the next two years annual molding volumes are scheduled to be 500,000 sets of the parts. Robots will place parts in trays for easy assembly at Northern Telecom's Welsh plant.
Cavers said the contract is an expansion of Comptec's existing work for Northern Telecom plants around the world. Northern Telecom is based in Mississauga, Ontario.
Comptec has about 35 injection presses and for the year ended June 30, 1995, recorded total sales of US$14.6 million.
Earlier this year, Trionics Industries Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, agreed to buy the 45 percent of Comptec that it does not already own. Keith Patey, Trionics' spokes-man, said May 24 that Trionics expects to complete the acquisition before summer.
Comptec will be the sole business of Trionics, a public firm trading on the Vancouver Stock Exchange.