Celestica to Receive AS9100C Certification to Manufacture for Aerospace Industry in China
TORONTO, Canada - Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed its audit and has received recommendation for AS9100C certification at its Suzhou, China facility.
AS9100C outlines global standards for best practices that meet the unique and complex requirements of the aerospace industry. It requires strict adherence to quality and reliability standards in aerospace, and documentation of procedures, rigorous quality measurements and corrective actions to drive consistency in mission-critical products.
“The upcoming AS9100C certification at our Suzhou Center of Excellence further extends Celestica’s aerospace capabilities, enabling us to provide our customers with high quality, cost-competitive design and manufacturing services in the China region,” said Michael J. McGuire, Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Celestica. “This milestone builds on Celestica’s established track record of providing its aerospace customers with regulatory and compliance expertise, as well as the industry leading standards for quality and reliability that are essential to meeting AS9100C compliance.”
The Suzhou facility will join Celestica’s four additional AS9100-certified centers of excellence in Toronto, Canada; Austin, Texas; Valencia, Spain; and Kulim, Malaysia.
The successful audit for AS9100C certification of Celestica’s Suzhou manufacturing facility also reflects the company’s continued leadership and capability in the aerospace and defense industry. In 2009, Frost and Sullivan analyzed the top electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers in the North American market in its report, World EMS Provider Market in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. Celestica emerged as the clear leader with the highest market share.*
Celestica is fully qualified to meet the rigorous standards of the aerospace and defense industry: ITAR (USA), CGP (Canada), ISO 9001:2000, AS9100, AS9110, J-STD-001/ IPC 610C level 3, ANSI/ESD S20:20, J-STD-001 / IPC 610D level 3, and Nadcap.
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive our customers’ success. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome any challenge.
Celestica Aerospace Technologies Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Celestica, is a U.S. company providing high-mix low-volume electronics manufacturing and supply chain services to the aerospace and defense industries. Through our Centers of Excellence, we provide manufacturing solutions capability in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We are committed to lowering costs and enhancing the competitive performance of aerospace and defense companies through a broad range of technology services - including the design, engineering, manufacture and support of high-reliability electronics systems that provide operational control, monitoring, communications, and information superiority in rigorous military and aerospace environments.
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* In a Frost and Sullivan report (2009), World EMS Provider Market in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Celestica emerged as the EMS provider with the highest market share in the aerospace and defense market in 2008. The market share analysis included the top 5 EMS providers in the aerospace and defense market, which accounts for 25.9% of the total North American market. Celestica gained the highest market share of 7.7%.
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