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1999

Bluechips Microhouse Co., Ltd. is given formal approval by the Thailand Board of Investment and is established in Lamphun, Thailand by Mr. Thomas Zimpfer.


 

2000

Production officially begins in March with several customers working with Bluechips to fulfil their electronic production needs.


 

2003

Bluechips receives official ISO9001:2000 certification to reflect the early growth of the company as well as our commitment to optimising our production processes.


 

2005

2005 saw many improvements in our machinery with a new reflow oven, pick and place machine and milling machine increasing our capabilities substantially. In particular, Bluechips began to offer full housing manufacturing as part of our service.


 

2006

Bluechips improved our processes by investing significantly into new machinery and software. LabVIEW and SolidWorks are implemented as well as several new wave soldering machines. This improvement is reflected in our ISO9001 re-certification.


 

2007

SAP goes live at the start of the year to streamline our internal processes. Bluechips also introduces mold design and analysis, Automatic Optical Inspection and Rapid Prototyping to our service. Our experience in the HMI industry is reflected in the first offering of our own touch screen product.


 

2008

Our continual investment in machinery and technology continues with the acquisition of further soldering, welding, flow and SMT machines. In-circuit functional testing is included in our service.

Bluechips exhibits at our first SPS IPC trade show in Nuremberg, which we have attended every year since. 


 

2009

In our tenth year of operations, our self-improvement continues with the company being awarded ISO14001 certification, highlighting our commitment to environmentally friendly production.


 

2010

Bluechips invests in laser marking and bonding machines further ensuring that the company can provide products to our customers from consultation to delivery.

After a thorough design process, the official ground-breaking for our new factory takes place towards the end of the year – signalling a new era of growth for Bluechips. 


 

2011

The XD7500NT x-ray machine is purchased so that Bluechips can further improve our testing processes.


 

2013

Bluechips invests in further automatic coding, die-bonding, vapour and SMD machinery.


 

2014

A high volume of new customers leads the company to establishing a designated New Product Introduction department to specialise in the transition from R&D to mass production.


 

2015

Factory approval is granted for our new facility to begin production and our manufacturing equipment is moved to our new facility in Chiang Mai.

We host the official Grand Opening of our new headquarters and celebrate the occasion with many customers, supplier and friends of the company. 


 

2016

Our first full year in the new factory marks several important milestones for the company; not least in the three official accreditations granted.

Firstly, the company is granted ESD accreditation for our entire factory floor minimising the risk of any electrostatic damage to the products we manufacture.

We are also granted SA8000 certification, meaning we provide a quality work environment for our talented team.

Towards the end of the year we also took the significant step of entering the market of medical devices with the acquisition of both the ISO13485 certificate and of several customers in the industry.


2017

Bluechips invests in a new, permanent international sales office in Lörrach, Germany where our sales team can interact more closely with many of our customers.


2018

A new Fuji SMT line is set up vastly increasing our production capacity and capabilities. A full cable line is moved to our Chiang Mai facility to enable faster production for our full-product solutions.


 

2019

The start of 2019 sees Bluechips celebrate our 20th year of operations as well as the opening of our canteen and training centre. 


2020

2020 saw Bluechips grow substantially in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic. Significant investments included a new Fuji SMT line, wave soldering ovens and a substantial refit of our Lamphun facility to accommodate our new, in-house powder coating and plastic injection machinery.


 

2021

Further growth in revenue with new and existing customers has fuelled more investment into every area of our service offering. New Kardex machines have been installed for material management improvements, a further Fuji SMT line has been implemented and we have tripled our plastic injection moulding capacity in the first half of the year. In spite of global economic strife, Bluechips has grown our team to upwards of 450 people. 

FUTURE

Business projections remain very favourable for Bluechips, for which we remain grateful. In order to repay the vote of confidence in our customers, our investment plan has been adjusted accordingly to increase capacity, efficiency and quality. Coming out of the global pandemic in a better position to serve our customers remains our highest priority. 

The new building for Contract Manufacturing Services
Initial Conceptual Design - Bluechips HQ
Ground-breaking at the new location for Electronic Manufacturing Services
The ground-breaking ceremony for our new HQ at San Khampaeng
Bluechips 2015
Our factory near completion in early 2015
Official certification for the new EMS location of Bluechips
A member of our QA team with our official factory approval
PCB production in the new factory can start
The first production team to move to Bluechips San Khampaeng