Vitronics Soltec History
A History of Innovation
Founded in 1916 as ZEVA in the Netherlands, the company was a pioneer in the field of industrial soldering. The company’s first major product was the electric soldering iron.
With the introduction of the circuit board in the 1950’s, new soldering methods were needed and the first ‘Wave Soldering System’ was introduced. In the 1970’s, ZEVA introduced a complete line of automatic wave soldering machines. Then, in the 1980’s, ZEVA changed its name to SOLTEC, and the company continued to grow with the burgeoning electronics industry.
In 1989, Soltec introduced reflow soldering systems to serve the growing surface mount technology (SMT) market. In 1997, Soltec merged with Vitronics Corporation of Newmarket, NH, one of the world’s leading suppliers of SMT reflow soldering technology. The newly formed company became Vitronics Soltec and moved to Stratham, NH. In 2011, the company moved its North American headquarters to Hampton, NH. Since the formation of Vitronics Soltec in 1997, the company has led the industry with numerous technical achievements and advances.
Today, Vitronics Soltec designs and manufactures its soldering systems in its three manufacturing facilities in the USA, the Netherlands, and China. Direct sales and support centers and a network of representatives provide 24/7 support to customers worldwide.
With a long history of service to the global electronics manufacturing industry, Vitronics Soltec prides itself on serving large and small users alike. Thanks to its global presence, Vitronics Soltec can guarantee outstanding service throughout the world including field service, application engineering and help desk support.