Viasystems Group, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation formed in August 28, 1996. The Company is a provider of complex multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). Printed circuit boards serve as the electronic backbone of all electronic equipment, and its E-M Solutions products and services integrate PCBs and other components into finished or semi-finished electronic equipment, which include custom and standard metal enclosures, metal cabinets, metal racks and sub-racks, backplanes, cable assemblies and busbars. Printed Circuit Boards serve all electronic equipment, providing the circuitry and mounting surfaces necessary to interconnect discrete electronic components, such as integrated circuits, capacitors and resistors. Electro-Mechanical Solutions include a wide variety of products and services, primarily including assembly of backplanes, custom and standard metal enclosures, racks and sub-racks, cabinets, systems integration and assembly, final product testing and fulfillment. The Company's primary direct competitors are Compeq Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Flextronics Corporation, Gold Circuit Electronics Ltd., Kingboard Chemical Holdings Ltd., LG Corp., Nanya Technology Corp., Sanmina-SCI Corp. and TTM Technologies, Inc. Some of its operations are subject to federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, which govern, among other things, the discharge of pollutants into the air, ground and water, as well as the handling, storage, manufacturing and disposal of, or exposure to, solid and hazardous wastes, and occupational safety and health.