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MILPITAS, Calif. — Solectron Corp. certified its Bordeaux, France, plant to EN 9100:2003 standards, targeting the aerospace industry, with a specific focus on product safety and reliability. Solectron received the certification, which is equivalent to AS 9100 Revision B standards, for its design, new product introduction (NPI), manufacturing, and test activities.
This certification highlights the company's quality-management systems and discipline that enable it to design and manufacture products worldwide. The certification spotlights Solectron's production system, which applies lean manufacturing principles with six sigma methodologies to eliminate waste, as well as product and process variability.
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN), founded by the national standards bodies in the European Economic Community and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, published EN 9100:2003 in May 2003. Based on ISO 90001:2000, EN 9100 features about 100 additional requirements specific to the aerospace industry.