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Burnaby, BC, Canada – January 12, 2021 – Dorigo Systems, a Burnaby-based Electronics Manufacturing Services company and MistyWest, a design engineering firm located in Vancouver, are bringing together their collective strengths to support British Columbia’s growing high tech sector which is fueling an industrial base for innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.  

The global pandemic is transforming how we embrace and use connected devices. Smart sensors of all types are being used more often to remotely collect data and key indicators making our lives, homes, business and cities smarter while contributing to a healthier planet. 

To address this growing demand, Dorigo and MistyWest are collectively working together to bring their specific strengths to efficiently and effectively manufacture IoT devices. Dorigo provides precision Quick Turn services for a variety of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA’s) that ensures IoT sensor prototypes are manufactured properly. MistyWest acts as the bridge from idea to assembly line for intelligent and connected devices for both small startups and divisions of Fortune 500 companies. 

“Our growing ecosystem of partners makes it easier to bring our customers’ ideas to market,” says Alex Chassels, VP Operations, Dorigo Systems. “By partnering with exceptional design firms like MistyWest, we remain agile and responsive to ongoing market changes.” 

MistyWest’s engineers use the Rapid Learning Cycles Framework (Agile for hardware) to take their designs to a higher level while embracing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Some of their recent projects include a wearable Bluetooth sleep monitoring device, a controller that monitors indoor air quality and a polar bear tracker. Their goal is to make a strong impact in both the community and the environment. 

“We combine our deep knowledge of physics, engineering and manufacturing to overcome technical barriers and turn concepts into products, providing full-stack hardware solutions,” says Taylor Cooper, Senior Electronics Engineer at MistyWest. “In our network, Dorigo Systems is recognized as one of the best Contract Manufacturers in BC, and it is this reputation which has led us to work with Dorigo again and again to manufacture IoT devices. Common errors we’ve experienced with other contract manufacturers, like reversing the polarity on a diode during population, just don’t happen with Dorigo Systems even in lower volume production runs.” 

Dorigo Systems unveiled its new 105,000 square foot facility located in Burnaby, BC in August 2020. This state-of-the-art facility is setting new standards for contract manufacturing in North America by using the latest Industry 4.0 connected communications while delivering a seamless customer experience.   

Working together with Dorigo Systems, MistyWest has brought many innovative solutions to market for BC-based companies including new designs with TZOA for their HAVEN indoor air quality ecosystem. The HAVEN system is driven by air monitoring systems that fit inside central air condition and heating systems. 

“As BC enters the phase of digitization and Industry 4.0 we are seeing a blossoming of product technology ideas in BC,” states Mr. Chassels. “Dorigo Systems continues to adopt new technologies and manufacturing processes to enable this ecosystem of innovation and bring the best ideas to market.”

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Electronics Manufacturing in Dorigo’s new state-of-the art 105,000 square foot facility   
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TZOA’s HAVEN Home Monitoring System, Photo Source: TZOA

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About MistyWest 
MistyWest is an engineering design consultancy that exists to create novel technologies that enable a healthier planet and bring prosperity to all humankind, providing leading product development services that achieve extraordinary client outcomes while focusing primarily on projects that advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at



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It’s time to take the Industry 4.0 Journey

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how Industry 4.0 is changing manufacturing. And rightly so. It is the fourth major industrial revolution in history – and it is underway. Industry 4.0 revolutionizes the manufacturing process by bridging the gap between high-level Information Technology (IT) and floor-level Operational Technology (OT), leveraging intelligent data insights to power factory-wide communications.

To be successful, Industry 4.0 must be embraced as a long-term, strategic mindset of digital transformation that dynamically alters a manufacturer’s entire operational perspective. It is what Dorigo Systems, a Canadian electronics manufacturing services company, committed to when plans for their new facility were being made back in 2018. Not only did they want to build a new manufacturing space that would be flexible to meet their future growth, but also design an infrastructure that would bring new levels of productivity.

Seamless and transparent manufacturing experience

What was paramount to Dorigo Systems was their commitment to providing their customers with a seamless and transparent manufacturing experience from Request for Quote to Final Delivery. The combination of their state-of-the-art facility, supported by Industry 4.0 connected communications, would significantly boost productivity, reduce costs and improve product quality services. What they discovered, is that the way forward with Industry 4.0 is not an end point – it is a journey – and one shared with their strategic partner, Aegis Software and their FactoryLogix Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Read the entire article featured in PLANT magazine

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The Pillon Holdings Group of Companies Scholarship in Applied Sciences was established in 2018 at Simon Fraser University (SFU). It is given each year to an outstanding undergraduate student in the SFU faculty of Applied Sciences with the preference given to those enrolled in Electornics Engineering. Mark Pillon, P.Eng., Founder and President is an alma mater of SFU's electronics engineering program. 

This year's winner is Luka Cuk who is a third year Systems Engineering student at SFU. He sent us a letter of thanks which we greatly appreciate. He said: "Thank you again for supporting my pursuit of an engineering education. Your support does not go unnoticed and I will forever be grateful that I was the recipient of your generous scholarship."

We send our heartfelt congratulations to Luka!

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