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Chemigraphic, the UK's leading Electronic Manufacturing Service provider, is proud to add the EN ISO 13485 Medical Devices standard to our list of accreditations. Intensive assessment by BSi has verified that our advanced systems and processes, many of which are unique to the UK market, provide the control and traceability demanded by the global life-critical Medical Equipment sector.
Commercial Director John Johnston comments: "Our Medical Technology customers recognize that Chemigraphic will continue to innovate with class-leading solutions and investment in optimal manufacturing process. For Medical OEMs yet to experience the benefits of Chemigraphic partnership, this accreditation provides assurance that we will effectively manage their product integration across the entire lifecycle, whatever their outsourcing strategy needs.
ISO 13485 now sits alongside ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22301 (BCMS) accreditations and allows us to further promote our capability as the UK's premier Medical and High-Reliability Systems Integrator.
Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
This is a story of hope for the future of our industry. Matt Redhead is a young entrepreneur who started his career in customer service and sales, but always had his sights set on owning a business. Recently, he achieved his dream by becoming the fourth owner of a 46-year-old contract manufacturing business just outside of Portland, Oregon. For those of you who worry about the younger folks joining our ranks, this interview will renew your faith.
Marc Carter, Independent Contributor
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Jennifer Davis, Arch Systems
Buy new or make do? It’s an age-old debate for manufacturers who are trying to decide how best to manage machine assets inside their manufacturing facilities. New machines are expensive, but so is operating existing machines at a comparative deficit.