Launched in 1991, SFO Technologies is part of the NeST Group- India’s largest independent electronics manufacturing services group. Headquartered in Kochi, the company has manufacturing units located in Kochi, Bengaluru, and Mysore. Additionally, SFO has an R&D centre in Kochi and a software centre in Trivandrum. The group offers turnkey solutions, product development and maintenance, R&D support, and custom services spanning diverse domains and technologies.
Known for its excellent quality, driven by a Six Sigma program and validated by best supplier awards from exacting customers like GE Medical, SFO has clients from all across the globe.
True North took a stake in the company in June 2006, when it had a focus on high-end, low volume products & services ensuring high margins. It was the largest independent Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) company in India providing integrated solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). It helped SFO in restructuring management to allow a greater focus on business verticals and in developing monitoring and review processes across business segments. True North also focused on the need for a new ERP and played a role in its implementation.
Soon SFO expanded to meet rising global demand for its products and services. Production capacity was enhanced 1.5x and an Ericsson subsidiary in Sweden manufacturing active optical components was acquired. SFO also invested in a new sheet metal and plastic fabrication facility in Bengaluru enabling it to scale up assembly of ultrasound scanners for GE.
True North sold its stake in SFO in May 2011.
Founder :- N. Jehangir