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Flex has become the first company in the world to receive accreditation for the manufacture of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) from MedAccred. The company’s site in Aguascalientes also became the first company in Mexico to receive an accreditation from MedAccred of any kind.
In order to achieve the certificate from MedAccred, the team at Flex underwent a rigorous critical process audit. It was conducted by a highly experienced technical expert and based on the stringent AC8120 Audit Criteria for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies. These audit criteria were created by the industry itself through the MedAccred Printed Circuit Board Assemblies Task Group, the participants of which include Baxter, Eltek, GE Healthcare, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Kaynes Technology, Kimball Electronics, Philips, Plexus, RTE Sales, Sanmina, Stryker, and Flex themselves.
Reflecting on their success, John Carlson, President Flex Medical Solutions, of Flex, said, “I am delighted for the entire team at our Aguascalientes site. Flex as an organization is committed to being the best-in-class in terms of quality. As the first company globally to receive a MedAccred PCBA accreditation we have proved ourselves to be compliant to the highest industry standards and now stand apart from our competitors knowing that at this time, no other manufacturer can claim to provide a higher quality product.”
Flex is fully embracing the MedAccred program across its global manufacturing base with additional MedAccred audits at sites in Romania (Timisoara) and China (Suzhou).
The PCBA Task Group is currently working on new MedAccred audit criteria for Printed Circuit Board manufacture which is anticipated for release in 2017.