SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading manufacturing solutions company making some of the world's most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products, today announced that its India Design Center (IDC) located in the Madras Special Economic Zone (MEPZ) has been accredited with AS9100-Rev C for Avionics Systems and ISO 9001-2008 Certification.
These certifications further enhance Sanmina-SCI's capabilities to support the complex requirements of the defense aviation and space markets. Revision C broadens the definitions of AS9100 criteria, creating more stringent controls throughout the manufacturing process and ensuring greater safety, efficiency and customer satisfaction along the entire product lifecycle.
"The aviation market is experiencing significant growth in India and most Tier I and Tier II companies are increasingly outsourcing to India to take advantage of incentives offered by the Indian government," said Srinivasa Moorthy, Vice President of Engineering and Head of the Sanmina-SCI India Design Center in Chennai. "The AS9100 certification enables us to provide our customers with the most advanced product customization services and total product lifecycle management. In addition, sustaining engineering services are available. These services have become important due to rapid obsolescence of some components and the issue of counterfeit components."Sanmina-SCI's state-of-the-art facilities in India, which include the IDC and local manufacturing plants, provide complete end-to-end manufacturing services focused on complex, high-tech products. Together, the facilities offer domain expertise in the design and manufacture of aerospace, medical, communications networks, enterprise computing, multimedia, industrial and smart infrastructure technologies. The newest certifications are added to a long list of industry certifications Sanmina-SCI facilities have already received, including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 13485, TL 9000, TS 16949, UL and CCC certifications. "Achieving the latest certifications demonstrates Sanmina-SCI's commitment to provide our defense and aerospace customers with the highest level of quality and technological expertise available," said Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior Vice President of Technology at Sanmina-SCI. "Our unique success in India has been a direct result of our ability to meet our customers' needs in these critical areas, while enabling cost savings as a total manufacturing solution provider." Sanmina-SCI makes some of the most complex and valuable electronic and mechanical products in the world, manufacturing mission-critical products for a number of industries including clean technology, medical, communications networks, among others. The company's global footprint and complete end-to-end supply chain solutions allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to compete effectively in today's marketplace.