AWS Electronics appoints Petra Jani as new Plant Director at AWS Slovakia

Experienced industry executive to lead successful EMS low-cost manufacturing facility 

AWS Electronics Group, one of Europe’s leading specialist electronics manufacturing services providers, announces the appointment of Petra Jani as Plant Director of AWS Slovakia, effective immediately. Petra assumes full executive responsibility for the Námestovo, Slovakia site, which provides AWS Electronics’ customers with low-cost, high-quality volume contract manufacturing facilities and mirrors those available at AWS Electronics’ UK plant.

Jani has extensive experience in manufacturing and joins AWS from her previous position with the Korean Automotive Tier 1 supplier PHA, where she was Managing Director of its Slovakia factory. Previously, she has held senior management positions including Head of Operations, Head of Production, Head of Engineering and Head of Maintenance at a number of companies in Europe.   

Welcoming Jani to AWS, Chief Executive, Paul Deehan commented: “We are delighted to have Petra on board to continue the success of AWS Slovakia, which is seeing revenue growth increase by 15 to 20% a year. Much of this has been driven by demand from the automotive sector where Petra has a depth of knowledge. We have also recently taken on further production space for the second time in two years. This includes a new high volume line for general industrial products and further investment in growing our automotive line due to securing additional contracts. Petra’s extensive knowledge of the industry will be invaluable as production ramps up further in these areas.“

Jani adds: “AWS in Námestovo is a Slovakian success story which showcases state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities complimented by a local workforce of more than 230 employees.

I’m proud to take up the post of Plant Director and look forward to expanding the business further across all of the sectors that AWS work in, such as scientific instruments, medical, data storage, security, automotive, defence and general industrial applications to name only a few.”  

AWS Electronics’ Slovakian manufacturing centre carries ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 13485 approvals and is working towards ISO/TS 16949 automotive certification with completion of final audits targeted for November 2016.


About AWS Group

AWS Electronics Group is one of Europe’s leading specialist Electronics Manufacturing Solutions (EMS) providers, offering services for the whole electronic product life cycle from design through manufacture, to whole life service and repair. AWS has facilities in the UK and Slovakia, in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), offering both product assembly and PCBAs. AWS Electronics Group provides complete turnkey solutions from concept design inputs to through life product support and responds to the various technical requirements of its customers in this high technology sector by offering specialist skills including design support; rapid prototyping; complete product assembly and testing; high-end surface mount capability; complex electro-mechanical assembly; cable and harness assembly; and through life repair and maintenance (MRO).


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