new design centre, which opened in May 2007, is twice the size of the previous space and will provide the platform to more than double its team in Livingston to 31 engineers over the next two years.
Facilities in the UK provide not only a local customer interface, but also access to Plexus Corp's global design and manufacturing capabilities. In addition to the engineering team in Livingston, Plexus’ customers have access to a global team of 300 engineers across five design centres in Europe, North America and Asia. A new 364,000sq ft (34000sq m) manufacturing plant in Malaysia began operations in February.
Such growth emphasises the commitment to long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers, which has fostered successful relationships with many leading players including General Dynamics, Honeywell, BAe Systems, GE Security and Rockwell Collins.
The Product Realization Process, utilised by Plexus, provides these customers with a framework encompassing every stage of a product, from concept through development and production, to end of life service, offering customers a time proven, structured, product development and manufacturing methodology. Its goal is to maximise customer satisfaction by ensuring optimal time-to-market and -revenue, whilst minimising total cost through continuous improvement programmes, lean manufacturing practices and six-sigma quality assurance.
Plexus is an award-winning participant in the Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) industry, providing product design, test, manufacturing, fulfilment and aftermarket solutions to branded product companies in the wireline/networking, wireless infrastructure, medical, industrial/commercial and defence/security/aerospace industries.
The Company’s unique focused factory manufacturing model and global supply chain solutions are strategically enhanced by value-added product design and engineering services. Plexus specialises in customer programmes that require flexibility, scalability, technology and quality.
Plexus provides award-winning customer service to more than 100 branded product companies in North America, Europe and Asia.