Sanmina-SCI, the Largest Exporter in the State of Jalisco, Opens New Enclosures Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico


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Sanmina-SCI Corporation, a leading global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company, today announced the grand opening of a new 347,000 square-foot enclosures facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. The completion of this facility expands Sanmina-SCI's enclosure manufacturing capacity to more than 500,000 square feet, making it the largest enclosure manufacturing operation in North America. Sanmina-SCI is currently the largest exporter in the state of Jalisco.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

The President of Mexico, Vicente Fox Quesada, was present today at Sanmina-SCI's inauguration ceremony. President Fox was in attendance to honor Sanmina-SCI for its dedication to equal opportunity employment programs in Mexico and to recognize the significant impact Sanmina-SCI has had on the local economy.

"We are very excited to open this new state-of-the-art enclosures facility in Guadalajara, Mexico, further expanding Sanmina-SCI's Enclosure Systems Division's world-class manufacturing infrastructure and capabilities," stated Hossein Saadat, Executive Vice President, Enclosure Systems Division for Sanmina-SCI. "The enclosure expansion allows us to meet the growing needs of our customers who want to manufacture their products in this strategic region. Customers benefit from lower-cost manufacturing and shortened lead times, plus a comprehensive range of enclosure product development, manufacturing and distribution services with our new facility."

"Our OEM customers have embraced Guadalajara, Mexico, as a key manufacturing location that provides a world-class engineering, manufacturing, testing and logistics infrastructure that ensures stringent time-to-market requirements are met," said Marco Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Mexico Operations for Sanmina-SCI. "With more than 2-million square feet of total capacity in Mexico, Sanmina-SCI has emerged as both the largest exporter and largest EMS provider in the state of Jalisco, combining a highly skilled technical workforce with state-of-the-art operations. Today, Sanmina-SCI Guadalajara builds more than 3,500 different products throughout our entire campus, and our expanded 347,000 square-foot enclosures facility is a testament to the growth in Mexico and the trend to transfer products to this region."

Sanmina-SCI expects to hire another 600 associates by the end of 2006. The first phase of development, consisting of approximately 347,000 square feet, is now complete.

Sanmina-SCI has more than 18 years of manufacturing experience in Guadalajara, Mexico, offering a complete array of services that include New Product Introduction (NPI), complete system-level build-to-order (BTO) and configure-to-order (CTO) manufacturing support, backplane and printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, high-volume manufacturing, enclosures manufacturing and assembly, logistics and distribution, and post-manufacturing repair/warranty solutions.

About Sanmina-SCI

Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering unsurpassed quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, multimedia and consumer, computer and server, and automotive technology sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the Company is available at www.sanmina-sci.com .

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