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Vexos' manufacturing facility in LaGrange, Ohio, is now certified under UL Certification ZPV12. With this UL certification, and its FDA registration, the facility can build the most complex or the simplest products, under the strict processes of its rigorous quality systems.
Markets requiring final assembly UL certification have an easier time receiving their certification when working with Vexos now that its facility has UL Certification ZPV12. This traceability certification ensures these products are built to exacting standards, with full traceability, and therefore do not need individual inspection post assembly. This seamless qualification process saves valuable time and money during final inspection because UL does not need to disassemble the product for testing.
"This UL Certification is just another example of the importance of health, safety, traceability and quality for our customers. We are proud of this team, the equipment, but especially the processes in place that provide superior products in the market," said John Wilkinson, SVP & GM of Vexos LaGrange.
Michael Ford, Aegis Software Corp.
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